Dental Assisting Students Teach Fulton Preschoolers About Dental Health – Oswego County Today

CiTi dental assisting student Andrew Washer uses “Sparky” the dragon to teach toddlers at Noah’s Christian Nursery School the proper way to brush their teeth.

FULTON – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Adult Dental Assisting Program recently visited Noah Christian Preschool in Fulton to educate young people about the importance of dental hygiene.

Dental assisting students got creative with props and rhymes for a fun, age-appropriate lesson on brushing and flossing. ‘Sparky’ the dragon, a plush accessory, really brought the lesson home with a reminder to brush your teeth all the way down your back.

“It was a really fun day,” said Adele Haskins, CiTi Dental Assisting Instructor. “It’s great to get involved in the community and inspire kids to take care of their teeth.”

CiTi’s program has a 100% placement rate for graduate students. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for an entry-level position is $41,180.

New this fall, the program will offer a two-year part-time schedule that may be ideal for working parents. For more information and to apply, go to or call 315.963.4283.