Dental Assisting Students Teach Preschoolers Dental Health

MEXICO – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s dental assisting class recently visited Noah’s Christian Nursery School in Fulton to educate preschoolers on the importance of brushing their teeth.

Preschool student Aiden Faulstick learns the proper way to brush his teeth from “Harry the Monkey” and CiTi Dental Assisting student Brittany Jolly.
Preschool student Aiden Faulstick learns the proper way to brush his teeth from “Harry the Monkey” and CiTi Dental Assisting student Brittany Jolly.

The students used creative tools to capture the attention of the children while also teaching an important lesson.

For instance, a “Harry the monkey” stuffed animal showed the kids the proper way to brush their teeth, making sure to get the ones all the way to the back of the mouth.

“Tommy the Tooth” dances with preschoolers from Noah’s Christian Nursery School in Fulton, getting the kids excited about taking care of their teeth.
“Tommy the Tooth” dances with preschoolers from Noah’s Christian Nursery School in Fulton, getting the kids excited about taking care of their teeth.

One dental assisting student even dressed up as “Tommy the Tooth” and performed in song and dance to get the kids excited about taking care of their teeth.

Each child also received a goody bag from the CiTi adult education class, which included a toothbrush, coloring book and more.

For more information on CiTi Dental Assisting Courses or other adult education programs offered at CiTi, visit www.CiTiboces.org/adulteducation