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Growing the next crop of health professionals

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany organization is growing the next crop of health professionals.

A group of high school students who want to work in the medical field have a special project they're working on.

This Friday students with the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center will help young people be more proactive about their oral hygiene.

They'll host Oral Health: Something To Smile About.

"A lot of kids may think it's not a big deal if I don't brush my teeth or floss, but in realty if they don't take care of their teeth it can result in health problems later on in life," said Chelsea Fitzhugh, Area Health Education Center.

"Oral health is a big issue in our country right now and we think it'll be important to instill the knowledge of good oral health at a young age," said Callie Gay, Area Health Education Center.

About eight students at the Area Health Education Center will work with the young people.

It starts at three thirty at the North Jefferson Street Boys and girls club.

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