MCC Dental Hygiene students get a closer look at mobile clinic

When a local health agency came to the MCC campus, it was learning on the go. Take for example when Greater Meridian Health Care Clinic brought its mobile unit to Meridian Community College.

Greater Meridian Health Clinic Inc., a community based, Joint Commission accredited, private, not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, is located in Lauderdale County. Their mobile unit, under the direction of Jaquitta Patton, came to the MCC campus for students in the College’s Dental Hygiene Program to get a closer look at the services offered by the unit.

Traveling with the unit was MCC alumna Sheila Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of the College’s Dental Hygiene Program, who is a dental hygienist with Greater Meridian Health Care. Sullivan explained that patients who visit the unit can get dental exams, cleaning, sealants and fillings.

“This is a good experience for the students,” said Delia Harwell, MCC Dental Hygiene Program instructor, who explained students in the program are studying community health dentistry and touring the bus and getting information from a hygienist working in the field is valuable.

“We’ve never seen the community van. It would be neat to do this,” said Skylar Davidson, a second-year Dental Hygiene Program student.

“It was a treat to have the Greater Meridian Mobil Unit here,” Harwell said.

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