"The importance of a good functional dentition for nutritional health, and a beautiful smile for self-esteem..."
OUR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
We educate the public and those with Sickle Cell disease or the Sickle Cell Trait of the importance of early dental prevention. Our past activities have allowed us to work directly with Sickle Cell patients by educating them on good dental habits, the importance of brushing and flossing and the need for frequent dental appointments.
SICKLE CELL AWARNESS
Our present activities include reaching out to the community, and medical and dental professionals to educate them about Sickle Cell Disease and the importance of good and maintained dental treatment.
We teach the importance of a good functional dentition for their nutritional health, a beautiful smile for their self-esteem, and the repair of decayed teeth which may place the Sickle Cell patient in a crisis condition; our activities include educational events, publications, and community outreach.
The Potters Smile goal is to promote basic and translational research necessary in the dental community and support initiatives to increase community participation in dental research and dental treatment for the Sickle Cell Community. Basic and clinical dental research efforts are important to expanding the knowledge of how Sickle Cell Disease and the Sickle Cell Trait affects the dental and the pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease. This knowledge will help to ensure awareness and proper dental treatment for patients with Sickle Cell Disease and the Sickle Cell Trait.