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CDA, Pacific host hands-on dental camp for junior high school students

Lindsay Don, Class of 2008, teaches a junior high school student from Sacramento how to create a composite filling during a day-long dental camp at Pacific.

November  08, 2007

More than 40 teenagers from Sacramento and the Bay Area gained their first exposure to dental careers during a hands-on dental camp held at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Pacific teamed up with the California Dental Association (CDA) to host the day-long event for junior high school students on Oct. 29.

During the camp, students spent time in the simulation laboratory and dental clinic learning how to restore teeth, create models of teeth and perform oral cancer screenings. Lindsay Don, Class of 2008, volunteered to teach the camp participants about the importance of oral hygiene as well as potential careers in dentistry.

"The dental camp is an amazing learning experience for both the dental students and the teenagers," Don said. "It was an opportunity for dental students to become dental educators and for the seventh- and eighth-graders to expand their horizons and explore the exciting field of dentistry."

The CDA sponsors two dental camps each year in an effort to provide junior high students with information on dental careers and the benefits available in the dental profession.

Category Type: Special Events

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu