Denteam’s Day is an annual activity held by DENTEAM FKG UNAIR as a closing event of this committee. Last year, this event was held at Lingkungan Pondok Sosial (LIPONSOS) Surabaya, and this year, at 17th November 2018, this event was held at SLB Karya Mulia Surabaya, a school where children with special needs learn.
40 students from grade 4-6 and 45 committee was involved in this activity. Like the purpose of Denteam’s Day each year, to make the community, especially children, more aware of dental health by giving them dental health education through fun activity. The chariman of the committee, Arina Farmalabitta said the goals of this activity is to make the children can also understand how to maintain their oral and teeth health properly, because there aren’t many group who pay attention to these children. Other than that, the committee of this event, which also are future dentists can learn how to communicate with people with special needs, because in the end we can not choose our patients.
The event started with greetings from Denteam and SLB Karya Mulia. Continued with Elementary Dental Education, other than usual, it was taught not only with flipchart and phantom, but also with sign language. A week before, all of the committee learned about a general sign language with the teacher from the school, to facilitate the communication between committee and students. There was also some fun activites such as arranging puzzles, sarong relay and rubber bands relay. The event closed by giving souvenirs and group photo.