Na­tional award for Wan­garatta den­tal hy­gien­ist

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

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.

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