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Sharing Smiles, The Londoner, 2013

Sharing Smiles

By Shobhita Sharma, Londoner        (Click here to view the original article in The Londoner)

Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:11:23 EDT PM

Students at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry participated in the annual Sharing Smiles Day Apr.20.

“It helps build relationships, break barriers and create a commitment to improving access,” said Kathleen Martin a second year dentistry student who helped organize the event at Western. Sharing Smiles Day is national event through the Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH) — a nation-wide student led non-profit. On this day, dental students offer their services to persons with special needs

On Saturday, dental students at Western, instructors along with dental hygiene students from Fanshawe College and members of London’s dental community set up stations at Western’s Great Hall.

“People with special needs have a hard time getting access to oral health care,” Martin said. “This helps improve awareness that we need to provide help for them.”

To learn more about Sharing Smiles Day, visit ohth.ca/about-us/sharing-smiles-day

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Dentistry students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry with Dr. Ken Wright at the annual Sharing Smiles Day Apr.20,2013 in London, Ont.SHOBHITA SHARMA/LONDONER/QMI AGENCY

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Shannon Munsie, Jonathan Sanderson and Eilyad Honarparvar – students at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University – at the annual Sharing Smiles Day Apr.20,2013 in London, Ont.SHOBHITA SHARMA/LONDONER/QMI AGENCY

 

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