Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:37pm
Dental hygiene students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston provided oral health and hygiene lessons at two community health fairs in January.
That same day, another group of dental hygiene students participated in a health fair at the Fifth Ward Church of Christ in Houston. Working in small groups, they provided instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to about 100 people at the fair. The students also stressed the importance of preventive dental care and developing healthy oral habits. In addition, they distributed patient information about the School of Dentistry, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
“We were very grateful to be a part of this community service event,” said Fouzia Mohammad, a second-year dental hygiene student. “We all learned new things that we can apply as we see more patients.”
UT School of Dentistry is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).