Dental students donate time

NORWALK - Twenty-one senior students in the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program provided free dental cleaning at the CareNow L.A. event held at the L.A. Sports Arena on Oct. 21.The event provided free medical, dental and vision services to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in the Los Angeles community. The students met Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the "Dr. Oz Show," at the event, who praised the students for their "hard work and volunteerism." "The true stars of this event were the volunteers and, as volunteers, the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene seniors were an inspiration; treating patient after patient with kindness and compassion until every seat in the dental cleaning section was empty," said dental hygiene professor Lisa Munoz. The students also received praise from Dani Carroll, senior clinic director at Cerritos College. "The students worked selflessly from sun up to sun down, seeing over 250 patients in one day," Carroll said.

********** Published: November 03, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 29