Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Council on Rural Services Seek Volunteers to Teach Oral Hygeine

A beautiful smile not only enables a person to eat and speak properly, but it also builds stronger self-confidence. Too often, however, we don’t realize the devastating effects of not caring for our teeth before it is too late. “Preventing dental disease before it occurs is our focus. Left untreated, cavities can cause infection which can impact a child’s health and future,” said Linda Primrose-Barker, Health and Disabilities Manager. “We need to make a difference in children’s lives now by teaching them good oral health practices that last a lifetime.”

Council on Rural Services needs volunteers who are passionate about improving the oral health of local preschool children and their families. Volunteers will educate parents about the effects of drinking sweetened drinks, leading discussions about these drinks’ impact on both oral and overall health in children. This position is available for volunteers who are at least 18 years of age, and a very flexible schedule is available to those willing to serve at least two hours per month. Individuals should be able to work with a diverse population, have good presentation skills, and demonstrate a working knowledge of oral health care practices. Certification in approved dental studies is preferred, although not required. Volunteers should also practice good oral hygiene personally.

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity or other opportunities within our community, please contact HandsOn West Central Ohio at (937) 548-8002, ext. 211, or visit HandsOn West Central Ohio, including Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is a program of Council on Rural Services. This program receives funding from Darke County United Way, Corporation for National Service, Area Agency on Aging, PSA2, and the Darke County HOPE Foundation.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */