Teaching Dental Health Habits Early

pre-K student brushes stuffed animal's teeth with a giant toothbrush
UConn dental student Matthew Pazienza holds an interactive discussion with prekindergarteners about the importance of tooth brushing at the Glastonbury Magnet School. (Photo by Sarita Arteaga)

UConn dental and medical students are finishing a “week of service and socials” in the spirit of Black History Month. It started Monday at the Glastonbury Magnet School, where dental students gave an interactive presentation on Children’s Dental Health Month in a pre-K classroom.

The week’s activities, organized by the , ,  and the Health Career Opportunity Programs, also included a Black History Month celebration dinner, and fluoride application for children at the Meriden YMCA, a salsa dance night social, and a diversity lunch and learn.