Community Partner: Oral Care for Children and Adolescents (ORCCA)
This team’s mission was to help address the gap in awareness of oral health care as an important part of youth health care, which includes increasing access to affordable dental care for children and adolescents. While working with volunteer students of the Dental Hygienist Program at Camosun College, the team endeavoured to deliver a presentation that focused on delivering knowledge and awareness of dental care to young families in the Saanich Peninsula. The team’s partner, ORCCA, is building a new clinic in the annex of Sidney Elementary School, launched in May. Families with low incomes and no dental insurance will be able to access the services through their Health Child Card.