Lighthouse Smiles of Hope Volunteering 5-21-16

On Saturday, May 21, ACES students volunteered at the Lighthouse Church with the Smiles of Hope Dental Clinic.  Smiles of Hope is hosted at the Lighthouse Church one Saturday per month.  Dental providers volunteer their time to provide extractions at a very low cost, for those with low income who are unable to afford a dental visit.  ACES students set up a display to educate patients on proper oral hygiene care and handed out toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by SEMO Health Network, over 40 people were reached with oral hygiene instructions.  Students also volunteered with the clinic in the sterilization of instruments and observed the extraction and injection process.