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There are 7 comments on Tackling Tooth Decay South of the Border

  1. BU should be proud it sends dental students and faculty to places like Teacapan for health care and education. It’s incredible to see the kind of service they’re providing for a poor population, and I bet it’s a wonderful learning experience for the providers too–both educationally and personally. Coming back from a place that like helps to put life into perspective.

  2. Happy children, going willingly to the dentist, is a sight to see. My childhood memories of visits to the dentist (granted, it is 50 years ago) were of fear and dread. These children looked as if they were going to a party. Go BU for making dentistry fun!

  3. In addition to the dental service BU provided in Teacapan, I like that they visited the schools to provide education. It seems like this is an incredible community health program.

  4. HEY! I watched the video and it is amazing!!! I was once Dr. Schiano”s assistant at AGED Department in Boston University and we have the same kind of situation in my Country also. (Cape Verde) where children who aren’t able to afford the expenses of a simple dentist visit and I was just thinking maybe we can expand this and go there and I will gladly volunteer to help out where its needed. Take Care Maria B. :)

  5. The video you produced is a good documentary to inform other people about their predicament. It is regretful that some of these kids fail to maintain good oral health because of poverty. Your international externship has been a blessing to these kids. They are surely thankful for what you have done and all you have given to the community. I’m sure they would appreciate it if you came back every now and then.

  6. I really appreciate the professors and dental students of the Boston University for their initiative oral health checkup and education in village of Teacapan, Mexico. Tooth decay is also known as dental cavity, it starts when bacteria that produces acid surrounds the tooth, these bacteria can also be called plaque. Fluoride in your teeth always plays an important role to kill tooth decay before it starts to eat your teeth. And by the way thanks to Robin Berghaus for nice clicks. Keep doing this kind of good job.

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