Dr. Susan Maples is a dentist in Holt, Michigan who created the “Hands-On Learning Lab”  ™ and developed the idea behind the self guided prophy! Dr. Damon was privileged enough to be able to visit Dr. Maple’s practice and see the Learning Lab in action.

The Hands-On Learning Lab ™ allows the child a new experience at the dental office where they do experiments after their appointment to learn more about their body, oral health, and nutrition. Children will learn to take responsibility for their own dental health and learn to make healthy decisions that last a lifetime.

“Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime

Children will work one-on-one with one our health coaches or dental hygienist to learn age appropriate oral hygiene skills. The kids will have 6 months to work on their new skills and at their next check-up show us how well they have been doing. Each appointment they will learn to master new skill and get to pick their method to cleaning.