School of Dentistry at the Minnesota State Fair
A record numbers of SOD volunteers were on-hand to meet and greet fairgoers at the AHC/School of Dentistry booth at the 2008 State Fair on August 25th. Although visitors to the booth numbered 350-500 in past years, more than 850 fairgoers stopped by this year and lined up, sometimes 8-deep, to learn about oral health, dental careers, and about the School of Dentistry. It was “Children’s and Seniors Day” at the fair and handout materials were appropriately targeted to the age groups: Children received a “Super Tooth” coloring/game book and sat at tables to draw while adults completed a nine-question quiz testing their knowledge about oral health for seniors & children and about the School of Dentistry. We talked with every visitor, walking them through the answers to the quiz , answering questions and playing with the children We also distributed brochures on topics of interest, including information about dental school clinics and careers in dentistry. And of course, every visitor, young and young-at-heart received a toothbrush imprinted with the name of the School of Dentistry.