Our medical students carried out preventive event called TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL SMILE. The roadshow started on April 25, 2019 in Bratislava and finished on May 6, 2019 in Košice. Students visited 21 cities in total.
Although tooth brushing is considered a trivial matter, medical students’ experience shows that many people, regardless of age, do not know the right technique or do not pay enough attention to hygiene. Therefore, medical students taught the people on the streets the basics of oral hygiene.
“We have trained 6736 people in total. Some people only needed to amend their habits, the oral cavity of others indicated serious deficiencies,” says Pavol Čurilla, the project manager of the roadshow Together for a healthy and beautiful smile, student of the 4th year of study programme Dental Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ.
The Slovak Dental Students Association has organized this event for the seventh time. The Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ supported the event with the sponsorship of the tent in which the trainings were realized.
"I am very pleased that the students of our faculty organize a number of educational events, among which the roadshow has the widest impact on the general public," says Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ prof. Daniel Pella, M.D., PhD.