On July 5th, Alpha Omega hosted our annual Tooth day at Fenway, where several of our members and faculty mentors went to the Red Sox game to promote oral health awareness to fans. Tooth day was a unique experience giving us the opportunity to engage with the community in an effort to raise awareness for oral health and the importance of routine screenings for Oral cancer. As a group, we were all responsible for interacting directly with the fans in a conversation about their dental health comprehension and pertinent routine practices for their children. We brought toothbrushes, toothpastes, boil and bite mouth guards as well as information packets for pediatric home dental care and smoking and tobacco cessation. Giving away free tooth paste and toothbrushes was a means of starting the conversation with Red Sox fans in an engaging and conversational manner. Afterwards we were all thrilled to be honored on the field in a pre-game ceremony for our efforts and enjoyed a great Red Sox win! We look forward to returning and invite all to join us next year.
Written by: Jordan Siegel (D18)