American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

SDM students attend outreach events throughout the year. The events take place at the Buffalo Zoo, elementary schools, malls, local churches, health and harvest fairs. At these events students promote oral health awareness and access to care with the intent of spreading oral health awareness. They utilize puppets and toys for the children, as well as educational pamphlets for the parents to teach everyone the importance of early intervention. Parents and children are provided with free toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss in addition to information on how to engage, locate and contact a dental practioner if they do not already have one. This is a great opportunity for students of all classes to share their knowledge and interact with local families.