Team Smile is a foundation based out of the Mid West. Its mission is to join sports teams and oral health professionals together to provide dental care to children. Colgate Palmolive is one of the sponsors TISDM was asked to participate. 18 student spots were available for our students to become assistants.
On Friday, August 31 for the first time, Team Smile made its way to Boston MA. The venue: Fenway Park. Lots of festivities including a DJ, face painting, hand held radiography, hygiene stations, triage stations. Wally showed up. Little kids, our students and a few faculty members tried their hand at hip hop! Upstairs in the Red Sox Suite Rooms, restorative treatment took place. So now we know how a fancy VIP room can be turned into a dental operatory with a fantastic view of the ball field!
Somewhere around 200 middle graders from PIPP School Boston attended!
Tufts students and faculty had a very nice time doing some good for the little kids in Boston and are excited to hear that most likely plans are in the works for Team Smile to return next year.