Second-year DCG students donated more than 44 units of blood during a friendly “Bleed Your Team” blood drive, competing with MCG students to see which school could log the most units of donated blood during September. Donors reported to the first-floor blood bank of the medical center to take one (needle) for the team. Faculty and staff participated as well. All blood donated stays at Augusta University. The dental students’ donations were made in honor of Anne McGowan, DCG patient care coordinator, who was injured recently and at press time was recovering at home. Chas Plaissance, president of the Class of 2018, helped organize the competition.
Atlanta Dental Supply Inc. has donated white coats for the freshman dental students to wear in the Thomas P. Hinman Simulation Lab. Dean Carol Lefebvre presented the coats to first-year students in August. Helping present the coats were Associate Dean for Students, Admissions and Alumni Carole Hanes; Practice Management Consultant Dean Cox; and Atlanta Dental Supply Rep. Timm Gardner.
A group of 22 DCG faculty, students and dental assistants screened and performed comprehensive dental exams on 130 farm workers during the 10th annual health fair at Costa Layman Nurseries in Trenton, South Carolina, July 17. Services included complete periodontal and caries exams and oral hygiene education. Some of those treated were recruited for clinical studies as well.