Posted on May 21, 2019

Media Release: Making a child’s first dental visit fun


‌VANCOUVER – Vancouver Community College (VCC) is preparing to welcome children and their families to its 13th annual Tooth Trolley event from Tuesday, May 21 to Tuesday, May 28.

With funding from the 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, offering them free dental assessments and preventive services. 

The fun begins when the old-fashioned trolley bus picks the children up, and continues when they are greeted by VCC “tooth fairies” – students from the college’s certified dental assistant (CDA), dental reception coordinator,  and dental hygiene programs. 

“Tooth Trolley provides children the opportunity to experience their first dental visit in a fun environment,” says Sofia Fung, instructor, CDA program.

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.

About Vancouver Community College

VCC has been inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals for over 50 years, offering post-secondary training in over 120 programs including bachelor's degrees, diplomas, certificates, and apprenticeships. With campuses located in Downtown Vancouver, on East Broadway, and on Annacis Island, VCC offers hands-on instruction in culinary arts, business, design, health sciences, hospitality, transportation trades, music, and more.

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Video and photo opportunities available:

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: VCC dental clinic, room 348, Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton

Media can contact:
Reg Romero, Marketing and Communications Officer
Vancouver Community College
T: 604.871.7000, ext. 7133  C: 604.612.6237