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Procter & Gamble Helps Dental Hygiene Program Provide Healthy Smiles

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April 20, 2015 – Procter & Gamble (P&G) is giving the faculty, staff and students in the dental hygiene program at UC Blue Ash College a lot of reasons to smile.  They are all feeling more cheerful thanks to a $12,000 donation to the program by P&G and Crest + Oral-B.

The money will be used to add new equipment to the Dental Hygiene Clinic at UC Blue Ash, including a high-tech automatic processor for radiographs and a child DXXTR mannequin that serves as a dental model for students and allows them to practice before treating real patients.

“This gift will have a huge impact on our department by making sure that our students are continuing to learn on the same state-of-the-art equipment you will find in most dental offices,” said Dr. Cyndee Stegeman, chair of the Dental Hygiene Department. “We are very appreciative of Procter & Gamble for their generosity and continued support of our program.”

A portion of the grant will also go toward scrubs for the students and general supplies for the clinic, such as gloves, masks, gauze, saliva ejectors, and cotton tip applicators.

The donation is part of an ongoing partnership between the college and P&G that includes sponsorship of the UC Smiles program at UC Blue Ash, which provides free dental care to area school children.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at UC Blue Ash is open to the public and provides dental evaluations and preventive treatment for a nominal fee during the academic year.  Dental hygiene students provide the care under the supervision of faculty.  To learn more, go to www.ucblueash.edu/about/community/clinic or call (513) 745-5630.

The dental hygiene program at UC Blue Ash is the largest in Ohio and one of the most-established programs in the Midwest. It started with the founding of the college in 1967 and has graduated more than 1,600 students, many of whom go to work in dental offices across Greater Cincinnati.

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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