Lessons in a Lunch Box brings healthy smiles to local grade school

On Feb. 8, 22 Dental College of Georgia students volunteered for Lessons in a Lunch Box, an oral health literacy initiative developed by the Children’s Oral Health Institute that brings oral health care to grade school students.

Taking advantage of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the volunteers delivered special lunch boxes to 154 first and second grade students at Lamar-Milledge Elementary School. The lunch boxes contained floss, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Organized with the help of Dr. Carole Hanes, the event was well received by the students, and school officials have reported an uptick in their student’s oral care after the presentation.

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