Dentists of tomorrow

March 24th, 2014

01connections-dentists-club.jpgNot every young person knows exactly what they want to do when they grow up, but for students of middle or high school age who show a strong interest in dentistry, there’s the Future Dentist Club.

During this March 22 meeting at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, 28 student members tried their hand at sealant application. Using extracted teeth, they applied sealants under the instruction of Dr. Stephen Crane, associate professor in public health sciences.

The Saturday morning activities did not mark the first time the students — from six metroplex middle schools and 16 high schools — spent time on the TAMBCD campus. The club, a program of the Office of Student Development and Multicultural Affairs, meets on campus every month. When members aren’t learning about the profession through hands-on lab activities or lectures, they spend meetings undertaking community service projects and getting a firsthand perspective of dental school life from current TAMBCD students.

— Jennifer Fuentes