On Saturday, February 2, 2013, students from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) and Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri rang in the Vietnamese New Year at the 2013 TetInBoston Festival.
TetInBoston is an annual Vietnamese New Year Festival organized by the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts and the Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association. The Asian Dental Student Organization (ADSO) at GSDM participated in collaboration with the Tufts Asian Dental Association.
The participating students were: Jenny Lee GMS, Tam Nguyen DMD 13, Sarah Sheikh AS 14, Danny Shum DMD 13, and Michelle Vo DMD 13.
The GSDM volunteers offered oral health information, activities, and distributed toothbrushes and toothpaste. The Festival attracted around 7,000 attendees and hundreds of vendors.
It proved to be a productive event for the students. “We educated parents and teenagers on the importance of oral health,” said ADSO President Michelle Vo.
ADSO Treasurer Tam Nguyen mentioned that GSDM volunteers enjoyed teaching and meeting with the Festival attendees. She added, “We all had a great time interacting with members of the Vietnamese community.”