In adhering to our goal to educate and motivate people to develop and maintain their optimal oral health the VDHA has had an adventurous year.

In our usual fashion we began with the Annual Trick or Treat at the University Mall on 10/30/2017.  We gave away toothbrushes and toothpaste and provided oral education to about 200 trick or treaters.  Weather cancelled some wellness fairs, but we recovered nicely on 3/29/2018 with the Harwood Union Wellness Day seeing about 500 students.  On 4/13/2018 we participated in the Williamstown Health and Wellness Day again seeing 500 students.  New friendships were formed on 5/4/2018 bowling at Champlain Lanes.  The most heartwarming experience was on 6/2/2018 at the Special Olympics Vermont summer games where a record number of athletes were seen.  We look forward to seeing more hygienists help at the VT Migrant Farmers Coalition on 7/21/2018 at Goddard College.

For more information about any of the above events or about other health and wellness fairs please contact me at [email protected].  With everyone’s input and participation we are looking forward to forging new friendships and sharing fun escapades in the upcoming year.

Thank you for everyone’s support!

Submitted by- Tammy Valadakis, RDH
VDHA Public Relations

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