The biggest preventive event in the area of oral health in Slovakia, organized by the Slovak Association of Dental Students, culminated in Košice on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The medical students instructed in the correct oral hygiene approximately 6400 citizens in the 19 slovak cities, of which almost 600 were citizens of Košice. The motto of this year's event was the slogan "Give us your smile" and the students of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ were significantly involved in this action.
The project managers Jaroslav Milenovský and Frederik Orenčák, students of the 3rd year of the study program Dental Medicine at the FM UPJŠ are satisfied with the course of the 5th year of the nationwide roadshow "TOGETHER FOR HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL SMILE". "The fifth year of the event TOGETHER FOR HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL SMILE, which has even a three-year tradition at the regional level, has been the strongest in its history, which is, of course, very pleasing to us. Although brushing the teeth is considered a trivial matter, our experience shows that many people don’t know how to do it properly, "says Frederik Orenčák.
According to words of Jaroslav Milenovský, thirty students created the organizing team who had been working on a roadshow since the last year and another hundred medical students ensured the roadshow,while eight members of the implementation team had to cope with the logistics and 90 students were the lecturers in 19 cities. Many thanks for the successful roadshow belongs to all sponsors, including the FM UPJŠ, he said.
A briefing with journalists was held directly in front of the instructional tent in Košice and was attended by the Mayor of Košice - MUDr. Richard Raši, PhD., MPH, Vice-Mayor - MUDr. Renáta Lenártová, PhD., Vice-Dean for study program Dental Medicine in Slovak and English language at the Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Faculty of Medicine - MUDr. Silvia Timková, PhD., scientific guarantor of the project and head of the Department of Stomatology and Maxilofacial Surgery - prof. MUDr. Andrej Jenča, CSc. and the head of the 1st Department of Stomatology - MUDr. Vladimíra Schwartzová, PhD. The guests greatly appreciated students' leisure activities despite the demanding study of medicine.