National award for Wangaratta dental hygienist
WANGARATTA dental hygienist Cathryn Carboon has received an award for community service from the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia.
The award was presented at the DHAA’s national symposium in Cairns earlier this month.
Ms Carboon was nominated for her community involvement during her 28 years as a DHAA member, which has ranged from a focus on Indigenous oral health to the Carevan Foundation’s Sun Smiles fluoride varnish program.
In recent years, she has published a book promoting oral health, ‘Who is the Tooth Fairy’s Best Friend?’, which was the focus of storytime at the Wangaratta Library last Friday.
The story features in a book reading stage which is being used over the next two weeks to mark National Water Week, and National Brush Day this Thursday.
This stage has been supported by funding from the Australian Dental Health Foundation and Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Award, and includes a pop-up book banner backdrop, six giant’s teeth (collected by the tooth fairy) and a giant’s toothbrush (the largest toothbrush in Australia) which fell back to earth as a result of Jack’s climb up the bean stalk.
All those who attended last Friday’s story time sessions received a free copy of ‘Who is the Tooth Fairy’s Best Friend’, a #WCFFDay waterbottle, Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste.
HONOUR: Wangaratta dental hygienist Cathryn Carboon has been awarded for her community service.