Ramstein Air Base: Little Teeth, Big Smiles Clinic
These guys never take a day off. Twice a year, the 86th Dental Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany turns its attention from the needs of soldiers to the needs of the community’s children. At the Little Teeth, Big Smiles Clinic, dentists and dental technicians provide dental examinations, x-rays and cleaning for children, and well-baby exams for infants and toddlers free of charge.
Dentists and dental technicians provide services such as dental examinations, x-rays and cleanings for children and well-baby exams for infants and toddlers.
- Tell/Show/Do – a technique that involves explanation of procedures in age-appropriate levels (Tell), demonstration of the procedure in a carefully defined, nonthreatening setting (Show) and then without deviating from the explanation and demonstration, completion of the procedure (Do).
- Positive Reinforcement – positive feedback is used to reward desired behavior and strengthen the recurrence of these behaviors.
- Modeling – a technique that involves allowing children to observe activities that are new to them by watching other more experienced children engage in these activities.