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Cerritos College Students Provide Free Dental Services to Hundreds

"I have never felt as useful as I did today," said Dental Hygiene student Susana Magana.

The Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Class of 2013 provided free dental care to those in need at the Care Harbor LA Event held at the L.A. Sports Arena last month. 

The Sept. 28 event provided free medical, dental and vision services to as many as 4,800 uninsured, underinsured and underserved in the Los Angeles community.

The Cerritos College students worked from sun up to sun down at the event, offering dental hygiene care to more than 160 patients. Oral hygiene instructions and fluoride treatments were also provided to more than 250 additional patients.

For student Susana Magana this was one of the best experiences she's ever had.

"I have never felt as useful as I did today," she said. "I felt chills seeing how many good people are willing to volunteer to help those who are less fortunate. This will be my new tradition, to volunteer at this event every year."

The Care Harbor organization's mission is to promote the health and well-being of underserved populations by offering free clinic events that provide quality, sustainable care.

"I have had the good fortune to attend these Care Harbor events with my students over the years," said Dental Hygiene Instructor, Dani Carroll. "Seeing the students jump in and volunteer to do whatever was needed to make the event successful really warms my heart. The energy and passion that these students bring to help those less fortunate makes me proud to be one of their instructors."

Students in the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program regularly volunteer in the community.

Click here for more information on the college's Dental Hygiene program.

- Cerritos College Media Relations

Jon October 13, 2012 at 07:02 AM
This is way better than my plan to give low cost tattoos to affluent youth who attend public schools.

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