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

On Wednesday March 27th, the D22 Oral Health Promotions class had a Community Water Fluoridation Debate. The guest speaker, Dr. Myron Allukian, who is the former Director of Oral Health for the Boston Public Health Commission, spoke on how to properly conduct a civil community debate and the importance of community advocacy supporting public water fluoridation. During the debate, many of the students played entertaining characters as they presented their cases. A group of participants supporting water fluoridation played as characters from the television show “Parks and Recreations”. There was also a guest appearance by Dr. Palmar who portrayed a very concerned citizen and “auntie” passionately against water fluoridation within her community.