Smiles for Life empowers dental students, faculty, and members of the TUSDM community to become civically engaged, and to positively impact the lives of older adults in the Boston area and beyond. Spend time volunteering with diver groups of older adults. Learn about the complexities of aging and the multifactorial challenges to accessing oral health care. Gain knowledge and skills to engage with vulnerable population. By promoting oral health and wellness through educational programs and services, Smiles for Life will advance the awareness of the great need for oral health in older adults.
- Write articles for the Senior Age Strong City of Boston newsletter
- Design print material, flyers, pamphlets, and poster boards
- Teach the importance of good oral self-care in maintain good general health
- Experience a “Memory Café”, a place that welcomes people with different stages of dementia and their caregivers. Teach oral health education, prevention strategies, and perform oral cancer screenings. You will benefit as much as they do.