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Vanessa Faison, a retired dental hygienist who served as a staff clinical instructor at Clayton State University, and spent years in outreach and education within the state of Georgia, has completed her new book “Hattie Gets A Smile”: an engaging children’s book that takes away all the scary aspects of going to the dentist and show young readers that getting your teeth examined is not only important, but can even be fun.

“Once I became a registered dental hygienist in the state of Georgia, I realized that good dental health habits were the direct result of intense education and strong preventive measures,” Vanessa Faison explained of her professional trajectory. “I spent much of my practice educating patients from my dental chair, serving the community through participating in dental education seminars, dental-focused discussion panels, volunteering, and visiting surrounding public schools, educating teachers and their students on how to develop good dental habits that last a lifetime.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Vanessa Faison’s imaginative story is a physical lesson that readers, educators, parents, and even dentists can provide their young patients in lieu of a personal visit by the author.

The story follows Hattie, a girl who was more afraid to see the dentist of Sunny Town than all the other kids were. But she was determined to be the first brave kid to get the great big smile she always wanted. Once Hattie visits the dental office for the first time, she finds out getting a great smile is not so scary after all. She cannot wait to get back to school and tell her friends how brave she was and how much fun it was to visit Sunny Town’s dental office.

“This book was written to educate kids on what to expect on a dental visit and how much fun it can truly be,” Vanessa Faison said. The book comes with illustrations that feature Hattie and her transformation from fearful to confident with her new healthy smile.

To watch Hattie change her mind, and the minds of all her classmates, about the dentist, purchase “Hattie Gets A Smile” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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