Trigg has ‘overwhelming need’ for youth preventative dental care
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Laura Shelton (above) of the Lighthouse Family Resource Center talked to the Trigg County Board of Education Thursday night about preventative dental care.</i>
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Laura Shelton (above) of the Lighthouse Family Resource Center talked to the Trigg County Board of Education Thursday night about preventative dental care.

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Many Trigg County students don’t receive regular preventative dental care, and many of those have tooth pain as a result.

That was what Lighthouse Family Resource Center Coordinator Laura Shelton and LFRC Assistant Ashley Hunter told members of the Trigg County Board of Education when the met Thursday night. Shelton and Hunter talked about the “overwhelming need” for preventative dental care.

Shelton and Hunter were speaking in favor of allowing the Kids First Dental Unit into the school system to help students from preschool to senior year, at no charge to the parents or the school. The board voted unanimously to commit to this program, but no dates have been selected yet.

“There’s a lot of need when it comes to dental care in Trigg County. There are a large number of our kids that are not receiving any kind of preventative dental care,” Shelton said. “There is a need … we’re just trying to find out how to meet the need.”

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