Students’ teeth are ex-sealant

Students teeth are ex-sealant

By Remy Abrought

Kaili Ranta, a graduate student in physics from Stillwater, Minn., has a sealant procedure Tuesday at the Student Health Center dental department during the Free Sealant Day semi-annual event. Free Sealant Day is organized by the SIU dental department every semester as an outreach program, which provides preventive dental care to students, Dr. Russell Klein, one of the two doctors at the dental department said. Sealant is a non-invasive procedure bonded to the surface of the tooth vulnerable to decay. The only charge for the treatment is the $6 door fee for the Health Center. “The Free Sealant Day is an effort to make students aware of their dental needs,” Klein said.