Tri-City Students Learn Oral Health from Country Haven Students
The fifth- through 10th-grade students at Tri-City Jr. Academy in Pasco, Wash., were given a thought-provoking lesson in October 2003 on oral health by the dental-assisting class of Country Haven Academy (CHA), also in Pasco.
With the aid of their instructor, Sonia Gott, a dental hygienist, the young people gave talks and demonstrations on various subjects about oral health. Questions on oral health were entertained and toothbrushes were distributed to all students. This experience provided an opportunity for the Country Haven students to share their knowledge, improve their public speaking skills and benefit the Tri-City students.
The same presentation was given to the CHA students later that month. CHA offers a one-year class to upperclassmen that prepares them to enter the field of dental assisting.