Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spread the Smile

My favorite part of Delta Delta Sigma is our weekly Spread the Smile campaigns at local elementary schools. As much as I hate to admit it, I love little kids. Sure they have the attention span of a goldfish but at such a young age, everything in the world is still fresh and exciting to them. I miss such youthful exuberance.

This semester our target school is Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School, located right across the street from Tuscany.

Spread the Smile Campaign
Armed with our giant toothbrush, typodonts, and a handful of laminated posters, we were prepared to educate Kindergarteners about oral hygiene and good nutrition.

Our giant toothbrush
Posters on dental caries for the kids
We broke the volunteers into four groups - brushing & flossing, cavities, oral anatomy, and nutrition. Kindergarteners are cute because what they lack in attention span they make up for with pure enthusiasm.

Flossing activity on a typodont 
Teaching dental anatomy to elementary school children. "This is the crown of the tooth"
Teaching the children about nutrition
Teaching the kids about the "plaque" and "sugar bugs" that cause cavities. 
And a group photo before we departed (sans me, the photographer). I can't wait to return next week!

Delta Delta Sigma Spread the Smile volunteers


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