Sharing Smiles to Educate on Dental Care in Manitoba

By David Klassen

An event dedicated to members of Manitoba’s special needs community will put smiles on the faces of many today.

Sharing Smiles Day is being put on by pair of students from the University of Manitoba’s College of Dentistry. The first-of-its-kind event in the province will emphasize the importance of oral health care to persons with disabilities while raising awareness of health care issues.

“We hope this will be a fun-filled day, one that shows that everyone in our community deserves proper oral health care and treatment,” said Derek Chung, who is co-organizing the effort with second-year student Darryll Iwaszkiw.

Fun games and activities will be led by dental and dental hygiene students at the U of M’s Brodie Atrium at 727 McDermot Avenue.

The public event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.