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Chinese Teachers' Delegation Visits Smiling Faces, Going Places Dental Van

A group of 25 elementary school teachers from Shenzhen, China, spent a day last summer visiting NYUCD's Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental care program during its outreach to the Vernon Avenue Head Start program in Brooklyn. Each year the Smiling Faces, Going Places program provides oral health care for thousands of underserved children throughout New York City.

The teachers were in New York to pursue graduate studies at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and to learn firsthand about educational and healthcare programs for preschool and school-age children. The Center for International Teacher Training at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, which coordinated the visit, selected the NYU program as an example which could inspire the Chinese teachers to develop a similar program in Shenzen, a city the size of New York.