Editor’s Note: This article erroneously mentions Tom broke his hand in Miami. That’s sort of a long trip to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center!
Dental students give Petty a hand
By Paul Spanhauer
Beachcomber — Monday, November 5, 1984
“We’re not all teeth in the Dental Health Serves Department,” says student Fred Hartman.;
He and a group of fellow dental students have entered WSHE’s “left hand” contest to cheer up injured rock star Tom Petty.
Petty smashed his left hand against a wall recently in Miami.
Hartman organized his classmates into entering plaster casts of their left hands.
An impression is made into a powder and water mixture to form a negative. The stone is then poured into the negative.
“We did all the work on our own time,” Hartman added.
The dental health department at PBJC is excellent, according to Hartman. “We were ranked in the top five Dental Tech Programs in the entire country,” he said.
“The students really got to know each other during this extra-curricular experiment. I hope we at least get some concert tickets out of it,” said Hartman.