Pediatric dentist Kids Teeth is hosting its first Be A Dentist Day on April 27, giving local kids a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work as a dentist.
Children will rotate through four stations with hands-on activities and tasks, so they get a feel for a day in the life of a dental hygienist and dentist. Activity stations include:
· Hygiene Station - perform a mock hygiene appointment
· Camera Station - look inside your mouth with an inter-oral camera and view X-rays
· Station 3: Impression Station - make a tooth mold and learn how to make a mouthguard
· Station 4: Filling Station - using real tools, remove a cavity and learn how to perform a dental filling.
Each child will receive a certificate after completing all four stations.
Be A Dentist Day will be offered at the Kids Teeth location in Park West, 1130 Professional Lane. Sessions times are Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend free of charge. Space is limited to 40 children per session, so registration is required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may drop their child off for the session.
“We recognize that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for children and a little stressful for parents, so we wanted to invite children to experience what it’s like to be a dentist in a relaxed setting,” said Dr. Will MacDonald. “Kids can use the real dental tools, view X-rays and learn about filling cavities. Our hope is they will have a better understanding of what goes on during a dental visit so they’re more relaxed when they come in for an appointment. Plus, they might even pick up some pointers on good dental health.”
About Kids Teeth
Located in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Kids Teeth is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents in a friendly and comfortable environment. Serving the Charleston area for almost 40 years, Kids Teeth believes that through the education and motivation of children and their parents, patients can maintain a lifetime of good oral health. Learn more at www.kidsteethsc.com.