On Friday, September 14, 2012, the BU Chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) continued its mission at Rosie’s Place—a sanctuary for poor and homeless women—with an event called Women to Women. The monthly initiative is accomplished in collaboration with the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Division of Community Health Programs (CHP) and the Wellness Clinic at Rosie’s Place.
The goal of Women to Women is to evaluate and address the oral health needs of the women seeking assistance at Rosie’s Place. Under the guidance of Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri, Women to Women volunteers spent time answering oral health related questions, distributing home care products, and offering dental screenings and oral health advice. All GSDM students are encouraged to volunteer for Women to Women, including men and those who are not members of AAWD.
Women to Women is an initiative that is not only a great service to the local community but an excellent opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of the issues facing the women at Rosie’s place.
The student volunteers at this Women to Women event were Tam Nguyen DMD 13; Zara Nensey DMD 14; Fernando San Juan DMD 14; Hunji Kim DMD 15; Marissa Kobewka DMD 15; Jae Kwak DMD 16; and Rachel Meshell, a Pre-Dental intern from Sargent College.