On September 30th, AADMD (American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry) volunteered at the Lee Elementary School in Dorchester, MA. Professor Kathy Dolan accompanied Alex Naski (D18), Nari Park (D19), Jacqueline Liu (D19), Elaine Conroy (RDH), and Megan Horen (hygiene student at Forsyth) to the school where they provided screenings, OHI, and fluoride varnish sessions for children with autism. Going into the school allows the student-doctors to learn how to demonstrate proper brushing and gain experience in providing the highest quality of care possible to these patients with special needs. More importantly, it broadens the kids’ understanding and allows them to become more comfortable in a dental setting.
Volunteering at the Lee School is a regular biweekly opportunity through AADMD. To learn more about this and other incredible and rewarding activities that AADMD has to offer, join us for our first general body meeting on Tuesday, October 25! Stay tuned for more details!
Written by: Gabrielle Lieberman (D19)