Dental Hygienist Makes Life-Saving Discovery for 9-Year-Old Girl

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.

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