The dental hygiene supply team’s goal is to collect 6,000 toothbrushes and to teach oral hygiene workshops to children in the impoverished communities of the Philippines. We are working with local dentists from the Bay Area to collect oral hygiene supplies by August 31, 2013. These supplies include toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss.
So far, we have graciously received a donation confirmation of 600 oral hygiene items from Katrina’s co-worker, 60 items from Rowena’s client who is a dental hygienist, and 20 toothbrushes from Jeannette’s co-worker. We also have 2 more dentists to donate towards the Bridge Program by mid-summer 2013.
Introducing the DHS team: Our DHS team leads are Jeannette Duong and Charito Soriano. They will keep the team up-to-date and continue to reach out to various contacts connected to the dental community. They are also the cheerleaders to keep all members motivated. Katrina Dy is our documentation specialist, helping to keep all the paperwork organized and creating amazing documents and forms. She was also the first to confirm a donation from her dentist. Team blogger, Rowenalyn Conlu will help to promote the group’s progress through writing monthly blogs. She is connecting with a dental hygienist to put together a workshop that will educate our team about dental hygiene and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with our teeth, our diet, and daily dental routines throughout our life that we will be sharing with the youth in the Philippines.
by Rowena Conlu