Dental Clinic Volunteers Keep Youville Students Smiling

December 21st, 2012

On Friday, December 14th, Dr. Tom Harle, Dental Clinic Coordinator Anthea Chang and students in the Dental Hygiene Program brought “Keep Smiling Day” to Youville Centre. Our young mothers were able to peruse the colourful, educational display that the students put together and they gathered practical knowledge about dental care and received free samples of dental products to promote their oral health routines at home.

Spearheaded by Dr. Harle who is also known for his work at The Ottawa Mission, Youville Centre’s Portable Dental Clinic serves our 48 students and their children who are one year old or older once a week. Services provided include education, hygiene and restorative care. In the future this clinic initiative will serve other agencies in Ottawa who also serve women and children. We are so grateful to have Dr. Harle, Anthea and their team volunteering their time each week to provide this essential care to Youville Centre’s young mothers and their children. Many thanks go out to everyone involved with Keep Smiling Day!