February 18, 2022
February is children’s dental health month. The importance of dental health awareness can serve as an early indicator of many possible illnesses.
That was the case for a 9-year-old student in Maine, who recently participated in a school oral screening program and was led to receive a crucial diagnosis.
Dental hygienist Sherry Laliberte conducts dental screenings at numerous Maine elementary schools through her work with the Maine CDC’s school oral program.