Boston University’s Program White Coat TurnsBoston Children into Tomorrow’s Dentists

in BU In the Community, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, News Releases
July 19th, 2007

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 |

BOSTON — Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) will welcome 17 boston-area children ages 9 to 11 July 23 to 27 for the third annual Program White Coat, the school’s career exploration day program introducing children to dentistry and other health professions.

BUSDM faculty and staff will lead children through an interactive schedule emphasizing professionalism and learning. Participants will role play in the school’s state-of-the-art Simulation Learning Center, conduct experiments in Boston University’s CityLab, and learn to make impressions, take vital signs, and examine X-rays.

Dates, times, and locations of these activities are available below. Program White Coat superhero Captain Cavity Fighter, the disguised third-year dental student Joe Ayitey-Adjin, will be on hand to guide children throughout the week.

Highlights of the week’s schedule include:

Monday, July 23
Role playing in the Simulation Learning Center 1 PM
Simulation Learning Center
650 Albany Street, room 200

Tuesday, July 24
Impressions with Asst. Professor Kathy Held 3 PM
Simulation Learning Center
650 Albany Street, room 200

Thursday, July 26
Experiments at CityLab 1 PM
801 Albany Street
4th floor

The mission of Boston University School of Dental Medicine is to provide excellent education to dental professionals throughout their careers; to shape the future of dental medicine and dental education through research; to offer excellent health care services to the community; to participate in community activities; and to foster a Respectful and supportive environment.

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