Newberry Elementary holds dental show


Staff Report



The marionettes were multicultural and inclusive, adding to the impact of the educational program.


Courtesy photo

NEWBERRY — Marionettes were on display at Newberry Elementary School when the school hosted a dental education event earlier this month.

The event was part of outreach from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, the S.C. Dentist Association, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Foundation.

Marionettes and performers from the Columbia Marionette theatre used their craft to remind students of healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating plenty of fruits and vegetables or talking with an adult to make sure they avoid eating too much candy.

Students were encouraged to visit the dentist regularly and to brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. Newberry Elementary students now count themselves among the 7000 plus students who have seen Flora and Floppy Go to the Dentist.

NES students used their reflective listening skills and promised to use accountability to promote good oral health.

The marionettes were multicultural and inclusive, adding to the impact of the educational program.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_dentist3.jpgThe marionettes were multicultural and inclusive, adding to the impact of the educational program. Courtesy photo

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