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Sailors teach youth about dental health

Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry B. Shaw holds a stuffed alligator for Shawna Shobe while she brushes its teeth during a presentation for a second-grade class Feb. 12 at Kinser Elementary School. Shaw is a member of a group of volunteers who are visiting elementary schools on military installations throughout Okinawa in February, which is National Children's Dental Health Month. Sailors educated students on which foods and drinks to avoid and proper brushing and flossing techniques to maintain good dental hygiene. Shaw is a hospital corpsman with 3rd Dental Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Shobe is a second-grade student at Kinser Elementary School.



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This work, Sailors teach youth about dental health, by LCpl David Hersey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.12.2013

Date Posted:02.21.2013 01:02

Photo ID:870677

VIRIN:130212-M-#####-005

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:14.66 MB

Location:CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, JPGlobe

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