Dental students give free services

NORWALK - Twenty-two senior students in the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program gave free dental cleanings to low-income women at the Modern House Call for Women event Oct. 22 at Cal State Long Beach.The event was part of the Women's Conference, the annual event that aims to empower and inspire women. Sponsored by First Lady Maria Shriver, the event provided a comprehensive health, wellness and financial services clinic at no charge to uninsured, underinsured and unemployed women. The event included educational exhibits and counseling services provided by non-profit organizations and government agencies to encourage healthy lifestyles and preventive care. Shriver came through the clinic as the Cerritos College students were working. The students enjoyed the event and treated more than 60 patients in one day, according to Dani Carroll, dental hygiene professor at Cerritos College.

********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29