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LCC Provides Dental Work for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of area kids have something to smile about. They received crucial dental work, checkups and cleanings.

The Lane Community College hosted a dental clinic. The college had a little extra money left over from a three year grant and carried it over to this year.

Students in the LCC Dental Hygiene Programs Clinic are the ones working the tools and providing the dental work.

The patients are kids who might not have access to care. Because this is the fourth year coming back here for some kids, coordinators say the dental progress is significant for some patients.

“She needed some fillings, they’re done,” said Sharon Hagan,¬†LCC Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator. “She needed sealants and all of those things have been done for her. She has the chance to grow up to be an adult without cavities.”

The patients are all referred from screenings in public schools throughout Lane County, including 4J.

The screening was at LCC’s new clinic on Willamette Street.

The grant money came from the Oregon Community Foundation, which awarded funding for under-served kids in Benton, Douglas, LanE and Linn counties.

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