Genell Johnson, a student teacher at School #2 and, an education major at St. John Fisher College, was planning a lesson on oral hygiene for her 9 and 10 year-old students and wondered whether Eastman Dental would be able to assist her.
Ms. Johnson discussed with EIOH Social Worker Lenora A. Colaruotolo how she wanted to demonstrate proper brushing technique given her observation that many of the children lacked good oral health care. Eastman Dental’s Pediatric Dentistry Division loaned its ever popular oversized tooth model and toothbrush for Johnson’s presentation.
“We also put together oral hygiene bags for the children with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and informational material about oral health care services available at Eastman Dental,” said Colaruotolo.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration and asked good questions,” Johnson said. “I’m confident that the lesson will lead to increased tooth brushing and improved oral health care.”
When Ms. Johnson returned the models, she also dropped off a folder full of Thank You letters from the children. “Hearing of the children’s excitement and reading their notes of appreciation, confirms our commitment to outreach activities dedicated to the promotion of good oral health,” said Colaruotolo.