Haas Das learners no longer fear the dentist

2017-05-17 06:02
From left are Likhanye Yoyo (6), Amila Dinga (6) and Sinobom Nthibilili (6) who enjoyed discovering the dental apparatus on view.                                Photo:SUPPLIED

From left are Likhanye Yoyo (6), Amila Dinga (6) and Sinobom Nthibilili (6) who enjoyed discovering the dental apparatus on view. Photo:SUPPLIED

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IN an effort to dispel a fear of dentists in young children, oral hygienist Moefiedah Hippolyte of the Dora Nginza Dental Clinic, invited the Grade R learners from ACVV Haas Das Pre-Primary School in Algoa Park to visit the clinic for an educational outing.

Hippolyte visits Haas Das on a yearly basis during the school’s Teeth Week and has noticed a general fear of dentists in the learners.

The educational outing was aimed at dispelling this fear and allowing learners to feel comfortable when having to visit a dentist.

The children could view all the apparatus used and watch how teeth are cleaned and polished.

Children who wanted to could sit in the chair for a turn and were kept actively involved by interactive questions from Hippolyte and other learners.

The outing proved to be a great success as many of the learners left the dental clinic wanting to become a dentist one day.

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