Preventative dental sealant treatments will be provided free to children 6 to 13 by state-registered dental hygienists and dental hygiene students at Kirkland’s (LWIT) on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Free Kids Dental Sealant Day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is being hosted by the institute and the Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. The event is designed to help children who would otherwise not have preventative treatments due to a lack of insurance. The sealants are non-toxic white coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and provide six to eight years of cavity protection.
Exams by licensed dentists, bite-wing x-rays and fluoride varnish (a value of more than $300) will also be provided to the children. Those whose teeth cannot be sealed due to decay may have their cavities filled at a later date at the LWIT Dental Clinic at no charge.
“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to provide dental care to children in need,” said Danette Lindeman, a registered dental hygienist and Sealant Day chair at LWIT. “Everyone involved in this event is volunteering their time – the dental professionals, students and even LWIT staff – so we can help up to 150 kids get this valuable service.”
Space is limited. To reserve a place, please call the LWIT dental clinic at (425) 739-8130. The institute is at 11605 132nd Avenue NE in Kirkland.
LWIT’s Dental Clinic offers low-cost dental treatments to the general public. To see a list of procedures and costs, please visit the website at www.lwtech.edu/dentalclinic.
Information from an LWIT press release.