WMTW airs coverage of UNE dental students’ trip to elementary school

February 27, 2014

WMTW aired a story on February 26, 2014, about a visit that UNE’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM) students took to Riverton Elementary School in Portland as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

More than a dozen CDM students visited with first-, second-, and third-graders to teach about the importance of good oral health and presented the children with lunch boxes containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss.  The distribution of the boxes is part of a national children’s oral health initiative called “Lessons in a Lunchbox.”

Ron Chenette, D.M.D., M.P.H., associate clinical professor, accompanied the students and noted that the visit to Riverton Elementary was the first outreach activity for UNE’s new dental school, as a whole.  “It was just a perfect way to get started in the state of Maine.  We certainly hope to expand our services in the future,” he stated.

Watch the video