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url-1Volunteers needed to staff the HIV Dental Work Group Booth  at the 2016 Yankee Dental Congress. Students will be working alongside staff from the Boston Public Health Commission and fellow dental students from both Harvard and BU.

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What is Yankee Dental Conference? This annual winter conference, the largest dental conference in New England and the fifth largest in the United States, provides the finest education and the greatest selection of courses in dentistry for the entire dental team. Innovative technology, products, and services are introduced on the exhibit floor. Yankee Dental Congress.

What is the HIV Dental Work Group? The HIV Dental Work Group is part of the Boston Public Health Commission AIDS / HIV Ombudsperson Program, the HIV dental program which facilitates access to oral health care for persons with HIV.  This will be the HIV Work Group’s 17th year of providing an educational exhibit on HIV oral health issues and infection control at Yankee.  The goal of the HIV Work Group is to get accurate info to the dental profession and give students, such as you, an opportunity to also learn more about these issues.  To learn more about the Boston Public Health Commission and the HIV Ombudsperson Program, please visit: BPHC HIV Ombudsperson Program

Why should I volunteer? This is a great opportunity to visit the exhibits at Yankee Dental for free, to learn more about the HIV Dental Work Group, to network with dental professionals and work alongside dental and dental hygiene students from the other Boston dental/dental hygiene schools. It is a good opportunity to learn more about the AAPHD (American Association of Public Health Dentistry) student chapter.

When: Thu, JAN 28, Fri, JAN 29, Sat, JAN 30, 2016

Two (2) volunteers per shift needed!

  • Thu, Jan 28:   10am–12 noon, 12 noon-2pm, 2pm-4pm
  •  Fri, Jan 29:   9am-11:15am, 11:15am-1:45pm, 1:45pm-4pm
  • Sat, Jan 30:  9am-11:15am, 11:15am-1:45pm, 1:45pm-3pm

What will be expected of the student volunteers? Dental and dental hygiene students from the Boston area schools will be asked to hand out packets of info, talk to people who stop by the booth, assist in collecting consumables donated to us each year for use in programs for persons with HIV in MA.  All volunteers will be oriented to the procedures and protocol on site.

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA. The name of the booth is:  Boston Public Health Commission – HIV Dental.  BOOTH # 2424.

Transportation: Public transportation: Silver Line (from South Station) towards airport or Yankee: Shuttle busses from Hynes and Copley area hotels. Yankee Dental Congress.

Do I need to register for the conference? Everyone will need a badge to get in.  There are some badges available for the HIV Work Group volunteers to use only during their shift. If you plan to attend Yankee before or after your HIV Work Group shift, you will need to register on your own and obtain your own badge.

What should I wear?  Professional dress.

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