Acid Etch Talent Show to raise money for Super Sealant Saturday

By Rachel L. Donohue

At the University of Florida, our dental students are not limited to outstanding performances in the dental office. That’s why the Dental Ambassadors, a group of D.M.D. students who organize the show, are encouraging faculty, staff, D.M.D. students and residents of the College of Dentistry to showcase their hidden talents at the annual Acid Etch Talent Show, March 29 at 6 p.m. in the University of Florida HPNP Auditorium.

Acid Etch 2The annual talent show raises money for a different cause each year, and this year the Dental Ambassadors have chosen to support Super Sealant Saturday (SSS), an event that aims to improve the oral health of children ages 6-17 years in the Alachua County area by providing free oral hygiene instruction, preventative care, sealants and fluoride treatment. An estimated 400 children will benefit from SSS this year.

Ericka Miller, Acid Etch lead and Dental Ambassador, said that SSS stuck out to the ambassadors for many reasons.

“As a committee, the Dental Ambassadors decided that SSS is a great local event that helps the entire community while directly involving UFCD’s students to help make a difference,” she said. “SSS is an amazing opportunity that welcome all income levels, including the children in our very own Dental Tower.”

The Dental Ambassadors will raise money for the cause through ticket sales, sponsorships and the 4th annual Bake-Off, which Miller described as “a fun opportunity to express another aspect of creativity in the UFCD family.”

Acid etch1“It always surprises us who becomes an applicant [for the Bake-Off],” she said. “Not only do you see (and taste) wonderful recipes, but you see some amazing details in the décor!”

The event will also feature a live game challenge incorporating a few selected students and faculty that is sure to get the crowd laughing.

For more information about the event, contact the Dental Ambassadors at