Nursing students from the Four Rivers Career Center in Washington, Missouri offered their services to help apply fluoride varnish during a recent PSP event held at New Haven Elementary School. This enabled the school to complete their second application of fluoride varnish for the 2010-2011 schoolyear.
Utilizing available resources like professional students from within the community to implement PSP is an excellent example of the program's "community-based" approach to the prevention of oral disease. Community support and involvement is essential to the success of PSP. New Haven Elementary School has embraced this concept and for three years has continued to find such resources.