The GSDM chapter of the Asian Dental Student Organization (ADSO) attended its first major volunteer event of the academic year at the Wang YMCA Holiday Party on Sunday, December 9, 2012. ADSO President Michelle Vo DMD 13, Treasurer Tam Nguyen DMD 13, and Faculty Advisor Kathy Lituri organized the volunteer effort at this annual holiday party for children and their families.
GSDM has participated in this event for the past seven years. Previously, the Vietnamese Student Dental Association organized volunteers. Now, the event is one of three for ADSO.
ADSO set up tables with age-appropriate, interactive, oral health activities and information. Volunteers spoke with children and their families about oral health and served as role models for the children interested in oral health careers.
Thank you, volunteers: Abdul Rahman Addas AS 14, Mohammed Amer AS 14, David Cheng DMD 16, Hussain Erum AS 14, Alejandro Lander DMD 16, Lana Le DMD 16, Aaron Mertz DMD 16, Pathik Shah AS 14, Ian Teng DMD 16, and Jenny Lee, a pre-dent student.