On April 29, 2017 our Asian Dental Organization (ADO) members helped promote oral health at the Women’s Lunch Place. The “Place” had begun in 1982 serving women with lunch while providing a safe, welcoming place of supportive day community. They seek to provide them with basic necessities and services that help restore dignity and hope.
Justin Chow (D20) shares his amazing experience, “Volunteering at Women’s Lunch Place was such a great experience. We provided toothbrushes and toothpaste as well oral health education to 28 women in the community. This was my first time interacting with patients in the community and I quickly learned how differently people viewed oral health care. Some women knew far more than most about brushing, flossing, and what dental care they needed, while other women just wanted the free toothbrush and toothpaste. No matter their knowledge we were able to educate these women on correct techniques to brushing. We also provided brochures to women who were seeking dental care and these brochures provided information about tufts and how to become a patient. Overall this experience was very eye opening and we will definitely try to set up more events like this in the future.”