The Passport to Wellness Dental Project was held at Manatee Technical College East Campus earlier today. The Tropicana sponsored project served school-age migrant children who have limited access to routine dental care.
Local dentists volunteered their time to perform checkups. MTC Dental Assisting students performed fluoride treatments, radiographs, oral health screenings and polished teeth. Pictured is student Ashley Gongo (right) performing a coronal polishing on one of the 40 children the clinic served. She is being assisted by fellow student Connie Silva.
The project was a joint effort of the MTC Farmworker Career Development and Dental Assisting Programs and School District of Manatee County Nurses and Migrant Program.