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Students from Prospect Primary School were all smiles yesterday morning as they got to play dentist and dental patient at Kerin Oral Care in Paget.

The practice holds a fun educational programme — Give Kids a Smile Day — each year that aims to teach children everything from oral hygiene to good nutrition.

They were also taught how to brush, rinse and floss their teeth properly to help avoid tooth decay.

After inspecting each other's mouths using dentists' tools, they filled in a form to say whether they needed further treatment.

The students dressed up as dentists and inspected their classmates' mouths and were even allowed to control the professional equipment including the adjustable dental chairs. At the end of the sessions the children were given goodie bags, including gifts such as a pencil, floss, toothpaste, a toothbrush and a disclosing tablet that shows any plaque left over after brushing. Kerin Oral Care hopes that other primary schools will apply to take part in future Give Kids a Smile Days.

For more information about the schools programme, you can call 236-4477

Students from Prospect Primary School learnt about oral hygiene and nutrition as part of the annual Give Kids A Smile Day held byKerin Oral Care in Paget. From right, students Zloe Jones, Kim-Mora Mallory, Marley Tucker, Azariyah Tucker-Martin, Anne-Boelyn Maye, Nicholas Hamilton with dental nurse Joanne Tucker (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Students from Prospect Primary School learnt about oral hygiene and nutrition as part of the annual Give Kids A Smile Day held byKerin Oral Care in Paget. (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Students from Prospect Primary School learnt about oral hygiene and nutrition as part of the annual Give Kids A Smile Day held byKerin Oral Care in Paget. Pictured eating a healthy apple is Semaje Butterfield-Ray. (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Students from Prospect Primary School learnt about oral hygiene and nutrition as part of the annual Give Kids A Smile Day held byKerin Oral Care in Paget. Pictured are Ella Robinson and Geraldine Sidders. (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)
Students from Prospect Primary School learnt about oral hygiene and nutrition as part of the annual Give Kids A Smile Day held byKerin Oral Care in Paget. Pictured are Rayzjon Trott helping the hygienist to inspect Kaiazja Rogers-Gibbons (in chair). (Photograph by Sarah Lagan)

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Published February 04, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 04, 2017 at 12:49 am)

Prospect students smiles better

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