The WAJ community was all smiles as students and their families participated in the Dental Van Service sponsored by the Windham Foundation. Through the Columbia Memorial Hospital Dental Unit, which consists of dentists and hygienists, patients received free dental services in an operational van with all the tools they need for a fully functional practice. Among the services were routine check-ups, cleanings, extractions, x-rays and tooth sealants. The dental team came to WAJ every Tuesday and Friday in the month of June to help the community with their dental needs.
In additional to working with children and adults, the dental team visited each elementary school classroom and taught the kids about the significance of dental hygiene. With education being one of the keys to the Windham Foundation’s mission, the students learned how to keep their teeth clean and healthy as well as what to eat and avoid for maintaining oral health. To further encourage the kids, they were given goodie bags at the end of their appointments that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and a reading book of their choice. Keep smiling and thanks to Windham Foundation for again, helping our town and the people who live here.