Oulton College Participates in “Gift From The Heart”, Offers Free Oral Health Care to Refugees and Those in Need
On Saturday, April 9th 2016, students and faculty at Oulton’s Dental Education Centre will be joined by registered dental hygienists from across the region as part of the “Gift From The Heart” event. The event, which occurs annually across Canada, allows those in need to receive oral health care at no charge. In addition to those in need, the College will also be offering services at no charge to Syrian refugees.
“The profession of dental hygiene is forever evolving and this one day event, the Gift From The Heart, provides registered dental hygienists the opportunity to come together and educate everyone on the importance of preventing oral disease for a healthy mouth and healthy body,” says Bev Woods, CDHA member, event founder and participant.
The Moncton event will be hosted by Oulton College Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene students, who will also offer up education sessions for attendees. “This is a great opportunity for our students to engage with the community,” says Darcie Robichaud, President of Oulton College. “Oral care is extremely important. We are pleased to offer these services at no charge to those in need in our community, including the recent refugees who now call Moncton home.”
According to a press release issued by Gift From The Heart, over 800 clients were welcomed during the one-day event last year. The organization estimates that over $400,000 worth of no-cost dental hygiene services were provided.
For more information visit www.giftfromtheheart.ca. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment contact the Oulton Dental Clinic directly at 506-858-9696 ext 100.