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

Maureen Favorito, RDH, a public health hygienist with Smart Smiles,  participated in the Winship Elementary School Health Fair in Brighton, MA on 06/03/16. Maureen brought along a Dental Jeopardy game , a Career Poster which was in the Career Room, toothbrushes, and stickers to teach the K-5 children about taking care of their health. Maureen tells us more about the health fair:

“The Winship School Health Fair was a fun event for the students in grades K-5th grade. The students went to different classrooms that taught the them how to live a healthy lifestyle. There was a medical room , an exercise room, a Health Career room and a Dental room. I read the book ” Nick and Kathy’s First Trip to the Dentist” to the Kindergarten and First grade students, and played Dental Jeopardy with the 2nd-5th grade students. The students all seemed to learn new things and have fun. I also gave each student a toothbrush and a sticker. Having age appropriate activities worked well. I gave the 2nd graders the choice of the book or game since they were at an age that could have benefited from either one. I was impressed with the 5th grade students and their dental knowledge.”