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Tooth Fairy's Helper Visits Local Schools

Tooth Fairy's Helper Visits Local Schools

January 19, 2019

Berlin, Md. – To prepare the student’s for National Children’s Dental Health Month and their health literacy lessons on oral hygiene in February, the Tooth Fairy’s Helper visited all of the first grade classes in the Worcester County Public Schools. The oral health lessons are a part of the Integrated Health Literacy Program curriculum.

Health Literacy Liaison at Atlantic General Hospital, Julia Perrotta, and Coordinator of Health Instruction at Worcester County Public Schools, Tamara Mills, coordinated the Tooth Fairy’s Helper visits for all six elementary schools in Worcester County, including Pocomoke Elementary School, Snow Hill Elementary School, Cedar Chapel Special School, Buckingham Elementary School, Showell Elementary School and Ocean City Elementary School.

In total, approximately 500 students were introduced to dental health through songs, puppets, and props by Caitlin Donohue-Vega, RDH, BS, better known as the Tooth Fairy’s Helper. Donohue-Vega is the oral health outreach coordinator at the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC). In addition to the lesson, all students were given dental health kits to practice healthy dental hygiene at home.