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Kids in the Klinic, Oral Health Showcased at San Francisco Giants Community Clubhouse

Pediatric Clinic dental assistants Jan Fricke and Magda Rinaldi at the game.

July  29, 2010

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry volunteers took over the San Francisco Giant's Community Clubhouse space at AT&T Park on July 28 to raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health and to showcase the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment. Volunteers from the school's Pediatric Dentistry Clinic hosted a "Tooth Wisdom" game for kids, distributed educational literature and gave away toothbrushes and toothpaste to hundreds of children in attendance with their families to see the San Francisco Giants play the Florida Marlins.

The dental school's message appears on the board during the game.

The dental school's message appears on the board during the game.

The game also featured a big-screen message on the scoreboard to highlight Kids in the Klinic to an enthusiastic audience of nearly 40,000 people.

"We had a great time educating kids about their oral health at the Giants game today," said Janet Fricke, CDA, RDA, pediatric outreach coordinator and lead Dental Auxiliary Utilization instructor. "This was a wonderful opportunity to interact with our local community and raise awareness for oral health and Kids in the Klinic."

The Kids in the Klinic Endowment supports dental care for socioeconomically disadvantaged children throughout Northern California. Its mission is to raise funds to provide for children who do not have access to dental care, including many children with extreme medical problems, birth defects or other debilitating conditions.

Dugoni School volunteers at the booth.

Dugoni School volunteers at the booth.

Throughout the year, the school hosts fundraisers to benefit the endowment, including the Vino de Mayo wine auction held in the spring and a charity Golf Classic held in the summer.

For more information about the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, its fundraising events and mission, please visit: www.kidsintheklinic.org.



Category Type: Community Outreach

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