Student Dentistry Team Visits Remote Schools to Teach Oral Hygiene
Established by students of the Department of Dentistry in 1999, the NTU Oral Hygiene Instruction Team spends each winter and summer vacation visiting remote schools around Taiwan to conduct dental work and teach children proper oral hygiene. This summer the team went to Fenglin Elementary School and Yunghsing Elementary School in Miaoli County’s Shihtan Township.
The dentistry students use their skills to perform basic preventative treatments, including applying fluoride treatments and fissure sealants and filling cavities. While the students enjoy helping children who live far from many basic services, they are also moved by the enthusiasm and vitality the children inevitably display.
Over the years, the team has visited just about every corner of Taiwan, providing service to students at 50 elementary schools and educational institutions.