A Smile For Santa: St. Nick helps Letourneau students kick their fear of the dentist
Letourneau School kindergartener Izael Melendez shows off his teeth and tells Santa Claus he brushed them before school.
Letourneau School kindergartener Ayden Gardella is a little hesitant to get into the chair so Dr. Pradeep Venigalll and assistant Catherine Costa can examine his teeth. But gentle talk from HealthFirst parent outreach co-ordinator Elizabeth Greene and Santa Claus himself puts the lad at ease, and in the chair.
Leourneau School second-grader Rosaliegh Melendez has her well- cared-for teeth examined, telling Dr. Pradeep Venigalla. “I brush them every night before bed, even when I have two pages of homework.”
Kindergartener Ayden Gardella, who had been a bit nervous at first, ends his visit to Venigalla and assistant Catherine Costa with a fist bump from Santa.