Case students promote dental careers along with dental health
Future dentists joined by presidents from three major dental associations at East Cleveland school
Case Western Reserve University faculty and students from the School of Dental Medicine joined three presidents from major dental associations to get elementary school kids interested in dentistry as a career and taking care of their teeth.
The visitors to Chambers Elementary School in East Cleveland on Shaw, April 21, got the red carpet treatment with drum rolls and an escort of majorettes and musicians from the Shaw High School Marching Band and a performance by the Suzuki violin classes.
Dr. Eugene Sekiguchi, president of the American Dental Association-one of the oldest and largest dental organizations in the world-told faculty members that dentists are disappearing from inner cities and discuss establishing a pipeline that readies children in elementary school to prepare for high school and college and later dental school.
When talking about future careers with young children, he stressed including dentist as one aspect of medical careers.
Among the honored guests were:
Following the auditorium program, Case's student dentists met with Chamber students and their teachers to stress the importance of taking care of their teeth during a dental education program. The Ohio Dental Association provided toothpaste, toothbrushes and booklets, "Smile for a lifetime of good oral and overall health" to each child at the school.
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