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Media release: VCC's Tooth Trolley keeps kids smiling

Posted on May 24, 2018



VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Community College (VCC) is preparing to welcome children and their families to its 12th annual Tooth Trolley event from May 23 to May 28. With funding from Chevron Canada and Telus Community Board, and in partnership with the Vancouver Trolley Company, VCC will open the doors of its downtown dental clinic to pre-registered children and their families from across Vancouver and Burnaby, offering them free dental assessments and preventive services. 

“Tooth Trolley provides children the opportunity to experience their first dental visit in a fun environment,” says Sherry Messenger, instructor, VCC certified dental assistant (CDA) program. “The fun begins when the old-fashioned trolley bus picks the children up, and continues when they are greeted by our tooth fairies – students from our dental hygiene, CDA, and dental reception coordinator programs.” 

Throughout the day, families will also attend seminars held by a public health CDA, participate in fun activities focused on nutrition and dental health, and receive a take-home bag of wholesome snacks and health care products before their return trolley trip.

 

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Video and photo opportunities available:
Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: VCC dental clinic, room 348, Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton

For interview opportunities, media can contact:
Kristy Neville, Marketing and Communications Officer
Vancouver Community College
T: 778.772.1823
E: kneville@vcc.ca