Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) dental program faculty and students participated in the Stars, Stripes and Smiles 2016 Dental Care for Veterans Event on Friday, October 28 held at the dental clinic located at the college’s West Campus in New Port Richey.
Eight PHSC dental assisting students and 24 dental hygiene students along with dental program faculty and staff participated, providing more than $65,000 of free dentistry to more than 70 local veterans. Deserving military veterans in the greatest need for relief related to pain and infection caused by dental disease received care through the collaborative initiative by the office of Congressman Gus Bilirakis and the West Pasco Dental Association.
For more information on dental and other health programs available at PHSC visit phsc.edu/careers.
Photo caption: Florida Representative and veteran Fred Costello, DDS; Ashley Moore, PHSC dental assisting student; and veteran Sandy Lydick, dental assistant.