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On April 27, Maureen Favorito, RDH, a public health dental hygienist with Smart Smiles, participated in the Mildred Avenue School Health Fair for middle school  students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Mildred Avenue School is a K-8 school in Mattapan, MA. The students and their families went to different tables to learn how to live a healthy life, such tables about nutrition, exercise, and dentistry! At her table, Maureen played Dental Jeopardy with the students and gave them toothbrushes and discussed Dental Careers with them. The Jeopardy Game was enjoyed by the students and kept them engaged and interested. Maureen shares more about her experience:

“I enjoyed doing the Mildred Ave Health Fair for the Middle School aged students. I believe that the students definitely learned something new. Some of the students were Developmentally Disabled, and they had some difficulty with the Jeopardy Game, but they still enjoyed it. I was supposed to have a Dental Student helping me, but there was a miscommunication on the date of the event. It would have been a lot easier if I did have a helper.”