Washington Oral Health Foundation staff attended the School Nurses of Washington Annual Spring meeting this past week, using the opportunity to reach out to attending nurses and talk with them about their school district’s needs. Currently, some 800+ schools across the state have been “adopted” through WOHF’s innovative Adopt-A-School program that connects school nurses with local dental offices to help students with emergency dental needs. Still, many schools lack participating dentists.
The most successful Adopt-A-School model is where a group of dentists adopts a group of schools in their area. Reach out to your colleagues and see who is willing to volunteer with you. Visit the Adopt-A-School page here.