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100 Years of Dental Hygiene: Proud Past,
Unlimited Future Discover the Power of a Healthy Smile - MouthPower® Exhibition In 1913, Connecticut
became the origin of Dental Hygiene by Dr.
Alfred C. Fones in Bridgeport, CT.
primarily to this important work of public education that the dental hygienist
is called. She must regard herself
as the channel through which dentistry's knowledge of mouth hygiene is to be
disseminated. The greatest service
she can perform is the persistent education of the public in mouth hygiene and
the allied branches of general hygiene.
& Febiger,1934,p.248 Please help the Connecticut Dental
Hygienists' Association (CDHA) celebrate 100 years of the Profession of Dental
Alfred C. Fones created the first Dental Hygiene
School in Bridgeport CT in
1913. CDHA has brought an
educational, oral health, hands-on interactive traveling exhibit called
MouthPower®, from the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore,
Maryland, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution to Bridgeport to teach
children about the importance of good oral health to a healthy life. The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park
Avenue Bridgeport, CT is showcasing MouthPower® from April 15 – July 15, 2013. To learn about the
history of dental hygiene, please view CDHA's website http://cdha-rdh.com/home/historyofdentalhygiene.html.