Expanding Your Horizons Workshop
November 01, 2014
On Saturday (11/1/2014), Dr. Charla Lautar, along with senior dental hygiene students Alyssa LoVerde and Malia Casali, facilitated a workshop "Dental Hygiene - More Than Just Teeth" for SIUC's Expanding Your Horizon participants explored properties of various dental materials, learned how to place dental sealants and how to identify aspects of tooth anatomy. Participants were also introduced to "hands-on activities" that included simulated charting, mixing and pouring plaster, and applying pit and fissure dental sealants. Hopefully, these young girls in grades 5 through 9 will further investigate the art and science of dental hygiene as a career. The Expanding Your Horizons Network (EYHN) is a 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gateway STEM experiences to middle and high school girls that spark interest in STEM activities and careers (www.expandingyourhorizons.org).