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D.M.D. Students Relay for Life

Published: March 28th, 2011

Category: Community Outreach, News

D.M.D. students raised more than $1,000 in donations to benefit the American Cancer Society during the UF Relay for Life Event on March 25 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Relay for Life participants pose with Albert, Alberta and Mighty Molar

Relay for Life participants pose with Albert, Alberta and the Mighty Molar.

About 50 D.M.D. students, plus faculty members and the Mighty Molar were in attendance at the event which included more than 1,500 UF students who, together, raised $83,000 for the charity.

D.M.D. students, with help from volunteer faculty, also offered free oral cancer screenings for attendees. In addition, for a $1 donation to the ACS, attendees answered a dental quiz and those who correctly answered all the questions were entered in a raffle for a prize donated by Oral-B. One of the questions was “how many teeth does an alligator have?”

The answer? It varies from 74 to 80. (Five pre-maxillary; 13 to 15 maxillary; and 19 to 20 mandibular.)

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful event!