REGINA – If not properly insured, dental fee’s can get expensive. That’s why students in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s dental hygiene program are lending a hand for free.
Nearly 100 patients showed up Saturday afternoon, and experienced an hour wait to receive their free dental work.
The one-day program has been running for five years and the popularity has already doubled from last year.
“We’re seeing a lot of recent Syrian refugees that are coming in and I think we have about 20 in for today which is awesome,” second-year student Kaelyn Oberle said.
The students said they love to help out in the community.
It gives them hands on experience and a chance to share what they have learned in the classroom. For some, dental health is a passion because it reflects so much more.
“The importance of dental health is that it’s related to your overall health, and a lot of people don’t realize that it’s a cyclic relationship; diabetes, cardiovascular disease,” dental assistant and second-year student Leah Bedard said.
“It’s all related to your dental health so getting one thing on track can help with your overall.”