UofL School of Dentistry students present to Jeffersontown Elementary students

UofL School of Dentistry students present to Jeffersontown Elementary students

UofL School of Dentistry students present to Jeffersontown Elementary students

“Preview to Dentistry” (BIO 396) students participated in Children’s Dental Month by providing in-classroom presentations on Oral Health and dental careers at the Jeffersontown Elementary School on Friday, February 17, 2017.  The project is a collaboration between the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Northwest Area Health Education Center, and Jefferson County Public Schools.  Community engagement is an integral component of the dental profession and this project may be the first opportunity for students to present to the public.  The tooth fairy and Doctor Rabbit visited all classrooms and each child (884) was provided with a new toothbrush and paste to take home.  The project was facilitated by Dr. Sherry Babbage, Dr. Lee Mayer, and Ms. Susie Walker-Byrd.