Smiles, Giggles, and Hugs Pre-K Students Visit OTC’s Dental Assisting Classroom

Posted on Mar 07, 2024 at 13:05 PM

Smiles, Giggles, and Hugs Pre-K students visited OTC’s Dental Assisting classroom Ogeechee Technical College’s (OTC) Dental Assisting Program hosted children from the local Smiles, Giggles, and Hugs pre-K on Tuesday, February 27.

The Dental Assisting students played games with the pre-K students, talked about germ bugs (bacterial plaque), and gave lessons on proper brushing and flossing. The pre-K students enjoyed sitting in the big dental chair and using the high-volume dental suction tool called “Mr. Thirsty.”

Dental Assisting program director, Yvonne Jenkins said that she was pleased by how hard her students worked on their presentations.

“I’m happy that we have the opportunity to share this information with the children,” said Jenkins. “It is important that children start good dental health habits now for a lifetime of good oral health.”

The event serves as a great partnership to help students fulfill the portion of their curriculum that requires them to learn how to educate and counsel patients in the areas of dental disease, oral hygiene, and nutrition.

For more information on the Dental Assisting program at OTC, please visit

About Ogeechee Technical College:

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.

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