On a sunny Wednesday morning, a small group of dental students from around the country gathered in a room at the Fort Mifflin College Dental School in Fort Bend, Texas, to take their dental education to the next level.
The program, which started in 2012, is part of the national dental education initiative known as the Dentistry First Initiative.
Students take classes on dental hygiene, nutrition and basic preventive care, as well as learning about oral health, infection prevention, health and dental hygiene and prevention.
As the school year winds down, they will receive a refresher on their program and the upcoming 2016-17 academic year, which will begin Oct. 1.
But they won’t have to worry about the cold.
The Fort Miffslin students are taking a break from classes to go to the dentist’s office.
A small group from Fort Bend County was able to attend and make the trip to the dental school.
They were there to learn about the dental profession and how it was being taught in their community.
They wanted to share their experiences and learn about how to be successful in this profession.
“I had a feeling when I got here I wasn’t going to be in a situation like this again,” said Jessica Meehan, a dental student at Fort Bend High School who attended the dental program with her husband, Sean.
Meehans husband is a dental hygienist, but he and his family were looking for something more than a dental appointment.
“We wanted to see what this profession was like in a more holistic, holistic way,” said Sean Meehani.
“Dentistry is just about hygiene and preventive care.”
They were able to meet the dental hyGienist and the dental assistant and learn some basic dental hygiene tips.
MEEHANS HAVEN’T HAD ANY DENTAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA Since dental school started, the Fort Bend area has experienced an explosion of dental offices, including many that opened in the last decade.
At one time, it was rare for residents to be able to get a dental office visit.
But in the early 2000s, Fort Bend saw an uptick in dental office openings and demand from residents.
The area also experienced an increase in the number of dental office visits during the recession, as more people had to find alternative work or to find a new job.
“People wanted a dentist in their area.
They had dental school, they wanted a dentist, and they were ready to go,” said Jennifer Dufault, Fort Bays County’s Dental Health Coordinator.
Dufaults department has worked with the Fort Beds Dental College to create the Fort Mentor Community Dental Clinic, a community health center in Fort Menton.
The center provides dental care to residents of the Fort Bowles community and the surrounding area, providing dental care and dental services to residents and visiting the residents.
“It was very important to our community to create this program to really encourage the dental community to come in and participate,” said Dufalts dental director, Kimberly Siegel.
The dental students also met with a dental therapist to help them better understand how to perform oral health care in a health-centered way.
The dentists will be going back to Fort Minson College for their final dental education.
They are now taking their dental school to a new level.
It is the beginning of a new year, and many of the students are looking forward to a healthier and happier future.
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