This is National School Nurses week. All of us at Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic would like to say thank you to each of the 26 school nurses we whom we work every week. These medical professionals are unsung heroes. Dr. Brenda Tanner, Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools, describes the work they do this way: “Nurses play a vital role in the work that we do to support our students and their families. Throughout the day they respond to a variety of health-related issues in an effort to help our students achieve at the highest possible levels. They are a very important part of our school team. We thank them for their work and for their dedication.”
I coordinate PRDC’s Smile Time dental-exams-at-school program at area schools and I second what Dr. Tanner says. I am continually amazed how well school nurses know the individual circumstances of each child in the school system. These nurses work with families and care givers, like PRDC, to make sure the children receive the health care they need. School nurses make a big difference in the lives of our school kids every day. During School Nurse Week and every week – thank you!
Smile Time Program Coordinator
Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic