The BC Dental Association launched a new public education program today called Your Dental Health, on behalf of its member dentists and dental specialists (which include our dentists and in-house specialists). It provides general consumer dental health information, and promotes the value of dental care in preventing and detecting oral health problems. Part of the program is a new dental health website that we think you will find useful and prompt discussion about your individual care and that of children and seniors in your families. Check it out!
Dr. Hird attended the Pacific Dental Conference gala fundraiser at the Vancouver Convention Centre on March 8th which benefited the UBC Dentistry Community Outreach Programs.
These programs provide unique learning opportunities for dental students to expand skills beyond the UBC campus and develop their own sense of social responsibility. As well, the programs provide free oral health care and education to a wide demographic of people in need – children, elders, new immigrants, the working poor, medically compromised people, people challenged with drug and alcohol abuse, those escaping various forms of abuse, First Nations – both locally and provincially.