Four hundred thousand young students learn good oral hygiene practices
through Rotary

TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Rotary launches its tenth annual innovative community service project to educate young students.

This is the tenth year of the Brush-a-mania programme of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Don Mills. This year thirty thousand young students from one hundred schools are expected to participate in this innovative programme.

Brush-a-mania 2010 will be inaugurated by Hon. Margaret Best, Minister of Health Promotion, Friday the 9th of April. This will be at the George P. Mackie Junior Public School at 60 Heathfield Drive , Scarborough. The programme starts at 9.45 a.m. when Dr. Raffy Chouljian, a long term member of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Don Mills, will advise the gathering of young students on the do's and don'ts of good oral hygiene and how these good habits practised from an early age would help the children maintain good oral health.

Brush-a-mania is a community service project of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Don Mills. It is the tenth successive year of this project. Dentists and other dental hygiene professionals participate in this project to promote the benefits of oral health to young children.

Over the ten year period this innovative programme will have educated four hundred thousand students across the province. Dentists and other professionals such as dental hygienists and assistants across the province participate. Members of the Dental profession visit different schools and promote good oral hygiene practices to young students. School boards and heads of schools and staff have supported this programme It also receives corporate support via donations and time of volunteers.

Capt. Doug Binner president of the Rotary Club of Toronto - Don Mills said that this is a unique way for the Rotary with the support of the dental professionals to promote the benefits of good oral health.


For further information: For further information: Sundar Raj at or tel: (416) 429-2593

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