Personal and professional rewards of community outreach engagement

January 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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"I HATE going to the dentist." 
“It always HURTS." 
"I'd RATHER have a baby than go to the dentist!" 
“It’s always so EXPENSIVE."

These are all frequent and commonly heard phrases from patients, but why and how do we respond as professionals? 

As oral health care providers, we should be committed to providing services that go beyond the technical skills acquired in professional school. Investing in heightening the dental IQ of the general public will prove to be mutually beneficial to the patient, as well as the professional. 

The focus of this presentation will be to provide participants with the skill set to develop an awareness of the value of investing in community outreach programs, the methodology necessary and the projected mutually beneficial outcomes. 

(60 minutes)
Reneida E. Reyes, DDS, MPH

dr reyesDr. Reneida E. Reyes, past president of the ADA Foundation, is section chief of pediatric dentistry at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Division of Dental Medicine, where she has included participation in the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program as a component of the GPR program.
Colgate is the generous sponsor of ASDA’s National Outreach Initiative.