Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

On June 8th, 12 members of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) visited Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain to teach oral hygiene to 100 students from ages 3-7 years old. Organizer Lauren Vargas (D17) had this to say:

“This event was a huge success! The children were incredibly fun and grateful to have us, as well as their parents. While we were leaving we overheard a child say they wanted to be a dentist when they grow up. Each child was given a toothbrush and toothpaste. The Program Coordinator of the school was very thankful since the students brush their teeth everyday after lunch.  The Hispanic Dental Association is trying to implement visiting more local elementary schools in under-served areas as one of their community outreach programs.”

Lauren was joined by Vance Harper (D17), Ingrid Romero (D17), Lauren Gerkowickz (D18), Sara Gil (D17), Tian Yuan (D17), Sara Golkari (D17), Diane Asmar (D17), Shivani Patel (D17), Yamila Garber (D16), Catalina Cardona (D16), and Avanthi Tiruvadi (D16). Great job HDA!

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