Kids and Critters are always a fun combination, and Saturday, April 23 confirmed this with a novel collaboration of an oral health clinic for both children and pets. After working out an agreement with the town of Jerome, ASDOH participated in a preventive-oriented clinic in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Kennaway, a local veterinarian and local volunteers. Dr. Roger Cooper, ASDOH faculty member, supervised ASDOH students as part of their dentistry in community program at the Jerome Humane Society Clinic.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation generously donated the veterinary supplies for the event. ASDOH students saw “kids” ranging from three months old to 85. Steve Redacre, the 85 year old, founded the Jerome Humane Society in 1992 as a grass roots effort to deal with the unwanted and uncared for pets of the community. Dr. Virginia Kennaway and technicians saw over two dozen cats and dogs. Everyone had a good time, even Mr. Whiskers, a reluctant cat, who didn’t particularly care to have fingers in his mouth.