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CDHA Mouth Power® Hands-on Museum Exhibit

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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. It is 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. 1 1Fones,A.C.ed.:Mouth Hygiene,4thed.Philadelphia,Lea & Febiger,1934,p.248                                     Please help the Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) celebrate 100 years of the Profession of Dental Hygiene. Dr. 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.

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