Lloyd elementary students learn healthy dental habits

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The Sparkles were musical globs of toothpaste that played rock music while they taught about dental health in the movie "Geena's Tremendous Tooth Adventure" Feb. 26.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.A nurse for St. Elizabeth Hospital's Smile Station, Stacy D'Angelo, explained each part of the dental care bag to first-grade students at Lloyd Elementary School Feb. 26.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.First-grade students and teachers at Lloyd Elementary School listened to the Smile Assembly given by nurses Stacy D'Angelo and Stephanie Gay Feb. 26.

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The nurse at Lloyd Elementary School, Tara (left), and the Registered Nurse who organizes the assembly, Pat Baker, listened to the Smile Assembly Feb. 26.

By NATALIE SCOTT

nscott@vindy.com

Lloyd Elementary School hosted a “Smile” assembly with nurses from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Feb. 26. The Smile assembly, which focuses on teaching good dental habits, was provided for first-graders at the school in honor of February being National Dental Health Month and was presented by Stacy D’Angelo and Stephanie Gay.

The assembly began with a video titled “Geena’s Tremendous Tooth Adventure,” that was provided free to schools through Crest’s dental education program. It details the adventures of Geena the Giraffe as she learns about proper dental care. Geena faces many challenges, brought on by the evil King Cavity, including being tempted by candy and being chased away from fruits and vegetables.

In the end, Geena learns how to properly care for her teeth and the merits of visiting the dentist. She even befriends King Cavity and he also comes away learning how to care for teeth.

After the movie, D’Angelo asked students a series of questions about dental health based on the movie and answered questions. The assembly ended with each student being given a bag containing a toothbrush, tooth paste, floss and a rainbow pencil.

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