Recently, The Dental College of Georgia participated in a community outreach event that provided mouth guards for 18 members of the Augusta Boxing Club.
Drs. Frank Caughman, Nancy Young, Courtney Babb and Gregory Griffin, and students Ben Alverson, Jessica Anderson, Pep Brown, Brielle Bowerman, Dan Cassidy, Treyvon Merritt, Daniel O’Shea, William Prior, Luke Robert, and Asita Vinayagalingam took part in the event.
The event was sponsored by the DCG Chapter of the American Student Dental Association, allowing DCG students the opportunity to make the guards. While the DCG has made guards for other area sports teams, this was the first time guards were made for a boxing team.
The team members, who range in age from 7 to 20 years old, spent this summer training and competing in Florida, Alabama and California. When they were not training, the group stayed involved in their own community outreach events.
“We are so thankful to everyone at The Dental College of Georgia for helping us obtain these professionally made mouth guards. The kids have been excited ever since they learned this could happen,” said Tiffany Cannon, member of the Augusta Boxing Club staff. “They will have a sense of pride when we go to the competitions.”