MSDH Oral Health staff and ROHCs (Regional Oral Health Consultants) regularly take their work to the community to start preventive education and treatment early in life.
Over 400 enrolled pre-school and elementary children participated in a county-wide health fair in Waynesboro in April of 2015. Carla Bassett, RDH, Regional Oral Health Consultant for the MSDH Oral Health Program, provided dental education lessons using Maggie, the tooth puppet. Each child received a dental activity booklet, and a local dental provider was on hand to provide toothbrush kits. The event was coordinated by the MSU Extension Service in partnership with the Wayne County Excel by 5 program.
Lethea Jackson, RDH, Regional Oral Health Consultant, provides oral health education to kindergartners at Tunica Elementary in 2015.