Volunteer to help with these community projects
Dental Hygienists can earn credit for dental hygiene services provided on a voluntary basis with non-profit agencies and organizations approved by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners. According to the NAC 631.175, a yearly maximum of six (6) hours is allowed; but not more than three (3) hours for any day of volunteer services provided is permitted.
Give Kids A Smile Day
Saturday, February 5, 2011
UNLV School of Dental Medicine, 1700 West Charleston Blvd
8:00 am to 1:00 pm with lunch and snacks provided
Bring your protective glasses and masks, wear scrubs for comfort and have fun creating smiles.
We need about 20 volunteers this year so spread the word and come with a friend for a morning of FUN!! Let me know if you can save the date and join us at the school. Call me at 254-1272 or email me at
. Thank you for your time, energy and volunteering.
Carolyn Krotz, RDH, BSDH
Seal Nevada South
Seal Nevada South is a decay prevention sealant program sponsored by the Community College of Southern Nevada. This program’s goal is to reach the underserved in Clark Count and rural areas. Each year, volunteer dental hygienists conduct dental screening, refer children for treatment, provide oral hygiene education and apply decay preventing sealants to hundreds of second graders in southern Nevada. Our next school needs your help. This is such a needed program; the dental disease is astounding in this age group.
To volunteer for Seal Nevada South hygienists must have a Public Health Endorsement from the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners (no fee to apply) and carry his/her own liability insurance. To apply for a Public Health Endorsement, contact the NSBDE to request an application.
Seal Nevada South offers CEUs for time volunteered as approved by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners.
If you would like to help with this worthy volunteer program please contact Stephanie Redwine at
Help make a difference in a child’s dental health.
Seal Nevada North
Nevada Health Center, Inc.’s Miles for Smiles dental program took over the Seal Nevada North program in the spring of 2006. Based in Elko, the Miles for Smiles Ronald McDonald® Care Mobile travels throughout the five northeastern Nevada counties of Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, & White Pine. In addition to doing dental screenings and applying sealants for the Seal Nevada program, Miles for Smiles provides full-service dental treatment and oral health instruction for any child up to age 18 on the Care Mobile. Nevada Health Centers, Inc. accepts most dental insurances, Medicaid, and Nevada Checkup. A sliding fee program is offered to the uninsured.
Please contact Linda Quandt, Miles for Smiles Community Coordinator, at (775) 738-1553 extension 1528 if you would like more information.
The Southern Nevada Dental Hygienists' Association maintains a toothbrush fund to provide toothbrushes, brush covers, dental floss and toothpaste to dental hygienists who provide dental hygiene education to community groups. Requests are received frequently from many different organizations as well. You can request toothbrushes for your dental hygiene presentations or other community projects. Donations are solicited at SNDHA's monthly general business meetings so please donate ONE BUCK each meeting. If you would like to donate or receive toothbrushes, please contact Nancy Dockery at
. We will accept product (especially needed; sample size toothpaste) or cash!
National Give Kids A Smile Day
Each February, southern Nevada dentists, dental students, dental hygienists, dental hygiene students and other volunteers provide free oral health care services to low-income children in Clark County. As part of the annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program, the Southern Nevada Dental Society organizes the program that provides examinations, preventive and restorative services to children from families unable to pay for such services.
Volunteers gather at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine (corner of Charleston and Shadow Lane) on the specified Saturday at 8 am and conclude approximately 1 pm. Watch for details coming by fax to your office or home. If you wish to volunteer, contact the Southern Nevada Dental Society at 702-733-8700.
Happy Teeth = Happy Kids