Dental squadron sponsors Little Teeth-Big Smiles Clinic

Airmen at Yokota Air Base, Japan, honor National Children's Dental Month.

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan--February marks National Children's Dental Health Month across the U.S., and airmen at Yokota Air Base, Japan, honored the occasion with Little Teeth and Big Smiles.

Members from the Yokota Dental Clinic invited children, up to 10 years old, to attend a walk-in dental clinic, Feb. 2, 2013. The clinic offered dental examinations, teeth cleanings, and educational materials teaching children the fundamentals of oral hygiene through visual aids.

"This marked the first time for this event to take place at Yokota,” said Staff Sgt. Amanda Colavolpe, a 374th Dental Squadron dental technician.

“We were able to provide preventive services for 80 children in the Yokota community, and their parents seemed so responsive and appreciative of the services they received.”

The 374 DS focused on preventive oral health care for children.

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