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Alpha Omega Volunteers Work at WATCH Health Fair

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:25pm

Sugar Land’s WATCH Health Fair benefited from dental volunteers. Kneeling from left:  Ashley Marcks, Brian Anyanwu; (standing from left) Francisco Nieves, Shola Anifowose, Mary Glasheen, Sarah Fink, Ida Varghese (front), Meghan Bender, Alana Reifer, Cleona Oliver, Dr. June Sadowsky, Justin Tullis and April Mason. Not pictured is Nick Ayoade.

Sugar Land’s WATCH Health Fair benefited from dental volunteers. Kneeling from left:  Ashley Marcks, Brian Anyanwu; (standing from left) Francisco Nieves, Shola Anifowose, Mary Glasheen, Sarah Fink, Ida Varghese (front), Megan Bender, Alana Reifer, Cleona Oliver, Dr. June Sadowsky, Justin Tullis and April Mason. Not pictured is Nick Ayoade.

Volunteers from the Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston participated in the WATCH Health Fair at Sugar Land Town Center March 1. An estimated 3,000 people attended the event.

Under the supervision of faculty sponsor June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH, Alpha Omega students performed oral screenings and gave brief oral hygiene instructions for 116 adult and pediatric patients. More than 20 children received fluoride varnish treatment.

Megan Bender (left) and Cleona Oliver screen patients at the 2014 WATCH Health Fair in Sugar Land.

Megan Bender (left) and Cleona Oliver screen patients at the 2014 WATCH Health Fair in Sugar Land.

Screening participants were given referral information to the School of Dentistry and its partner clinics for comprehensive care. Upon completing the screening, participants received toothpaste, mouthwash and floss donated by sponsors Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

The WATCH Health and Wellness Children's Fair is organized by the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance, in collaboration with Fort Bend Independent School District. 

“WATCH” is an acronym for the five factors to watch (weight, activity, tobacco, cholesterol and hypertension) to prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy living choices.

The program is taught as part of the FBISD curriculum and at the community health fair.