American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has organized diverse volunteering events and opportunities over the weeks. Brian (Andy) Collins (D18) reflects on TWO events he had attended; Girl Scouts of Malden on April 27th and YMCA Health Kids Day on April 29th. Along with a group of other TUSDM students, they used tools to elicit a fun, engaging way to teach the importance pf oral care to children.
Girl Scouts of Malden (April 27): “Five TUSDM students (Keira Ginsberg D’19, Dan Allen D’19, Ervin Pejo D’20, Vendita Correia D’20, and Andy Collins D’18) volunteered at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, hosting a booth for the dental school. We talked to kids and parents about good oral hygiene and how to prevent cavities, and had dental-themed games and trivia.”
YMCA Health Kids Day (April 29): “We taught a group of 7-9 year old Girl Scouts about teeth, cavities, dentistry, oral hygiene, and dental emergencies, and we worked through the requirements so the girls could earn their Dental Health patch. The volunteers were myself (Andy Collins, D’18), and Rayna Silva, D’20.”