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

On April 26th,  2017, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) participated in the Boston Arts Academy Health Fair. Oliver Giron (D18) spent his day promoting good oral health and hygiene and he reflects, “The Boston Arts Academy health fair was an excellent event to reach out to a pediatric demographic that AAPD does not focus as much on. Typically, AAPD does outreach to a younger age group from preschool to middle school, but this event allowed the club to connect with enthusiastic and impressionable youth who are on the cusp of early adulthood. I was able to teach both students and parents about proper oral hygiene techniques and surprised them about the nutritional contents of their beverages. I also learned of the need for constant presence in the community, since a lot of other organizations approached the table in hopes of future collaborative efforts. It was a pleasant experience and definitely one to which AAPD should return. “