Oral Health Day 2014

Students Participate in Oral Health Outreach Event

On May 27, 2014 members of Northeastern University’s Phi Lambda Sigma Gamma Kappa Chapter participated in an interprofessional oral health outreach event. Faculty from nursing, dental, and physician assistant programs at universities in Boston and New Jersey organized the event and kindly welcomed participation from students in the School of Pharmacy Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The outreach activities occurred throughout the day at three different sites across the city including Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Susan Bailis Assisted Living, and Cambridge Senior Center. At each site students from all areas of study came together to share information on how to maintain good oral health and handed out toothbrushes and toothpaste to community members. The PLS Gamma Kappa Chapter designed a hand-out on oral health topics including dry mouth and the importance of smoking cessation along with an interactive flashcard game to contribute to the event. The day was a success and a great opportunity for Bouvé College of Health Sciences pharmacy students to provide education and engage with the Boston community while also collaborating with and learning from nursing and physician assistant students and faculty. (contributed by Allison Lee)

Date: 10 30, 2014 | Category: Alumni Newsletter Nov 2014, Newsletter, School News |