On Sunday, January 27, 13 students from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri participated in the Boston Sikh Sangat Society Oral Health Fair.
The Fair was sponsored by the School’s Division of Community Health Programs (CHP) and organized by GSDM students Varun Arya, Harminder Kaur, and Satinder Pandher, all AS 13.
“The event turned out to be a huge success,” said Varun Arya. “We were thrilled to see so many kids who asked us such relevant questions pertaining to oral health.”
The volunteers were: Varun Arya AS 13, Jithendar Bhonagiri AS 13, Ramandeep Jhandi AS 14, Harminder Kaur AS 13, Sukhjinder Kaur AS 14, Satinder Pandher AS 13, Ryan Pasiewicz DMD 15, Kabir Sandhu Ram AS 13, Neelam Shah DMD 14, Ritu Singh AS 13, Kanchan Thind AS 13, Kirpal Toor AS 14, and Jaspreet Wirring DMD 14.
The GSDM volunteers offered health promotion, education, age appropriate activities, screenings and referrals. They screened 33 adults and 39 children, a total of 72 people.
“I am so pleased GSDM students participated in this Fair,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “This hands-on training is a vital part of the learning process as is a dedication to community service.”