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

Tufts chapter ASDA Smile, Share, and Care program provides a regular opportunity for Tufts Dental students to stand out as leaders in the Chinatown community. With the collaboration of the Wang YMCA childcare center, our students are able to impact the lives of the children in a positive way. What to expect from us: We bring a fresh and exciting aspect of dental education to the preschoolers at Wang YMCA childcare center. We not only read to them, we also use interactive tools such as games, food, board games, and, the most fun part is, we get to wear tooth costumes and use puppets which the kids so love! I see this program as a two way system whereby the children at their tender age get a first hand education that teaches them how to care for their teeth and the students, likewise, learn to develop their interpersonal communication skills.

Written by: Soteji Adeuti (D19), Tufts ASDA Smile, Share, and Care Director