Kodiak-based Coast Guardsmen promote National Children’s Dental Health Month

Hunter McGuyrt, 5, brushes the teeth of a puppet during a visit from health service technicians with the Rockmore King Clinic at the Child Develop Center in Kodiak for Children's Dental Health. The dental staff from the Kodiak-based clinic were showing the kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth to promote better dental healthcare. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Hunter McGuyrt, 5, brushes the teeth of a puppet during a visit from health service technicians with the Rockmore King Clinic at the Child Develop Center in Kodiak for Children's Dental Health. The dental staff from the Kodiak-based clinic were showing the kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth to promote better dental healthcare. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Sylvia Flores, a health services technician with Coast Guard base Kodiak’s Rockmore King Clinic shows a Chiniak Elementary student how to suction water from a puppet’s mouth Feb. 28, 2011, during a visit to the base clinic for National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February the American Dental Association sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and developing good habits at an early age to promote lifelong dental healthcare.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Sylvia Flores, a health services technician with the Rockmore King Clinic at Coast Guard base Kodiak and Amarillo, Texas resident, shows a Chiniak Elementary student how to suction water from a puppet's mouth during a visit to the base clinic for Children's Dental Health Month. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Sylvia Flores, a health services technician with the Rockmore King Clinic at Coast Guard base Kodiak and Amarillo, Texas resident, shows a Chiniak Elementary student how to suction water from a puppet's mouth during a visit to the base clinic for Children's Dental Health Month. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Bodie, a health service technician with Coast Guard Rockmore King Clinic in Kodiak, used a puppet to allow the kids practice brushing and flossing teeth during his visit to the CDC to help promote better dental hygiene to the children. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Blaine Bodie, a health service technician with Coast Guard Rockmore King Clinic in Kodiak, used a puppet to allow the kids practice brushing and flossing teeth during his visit to the CDC to help promote better dental hygiene to the children. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

Regan Moir, a dental hygienist with the Rockmore King Clinic at Coast Guard base Kodiak, helps a Chiniak Elementary student with scraping teeth. Moir used a puppet to show children the primary duties at a dental clinic.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

Regan Moir, a dental hygienist with the Rockmore King Clinic at Coast Guard base Kodiak, helps a Chiniak Elementary student with scraping teeth. Moir used a puppet to show children the primary duties at a dental clinic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen.

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