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Sure, you have lots of reasons to be thankful this week (as we head into Thanksgiving) and throughout the holiday season. However, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, is giving you a quick and easy way to show your thankfulness and help someone in need.
This week, we are asking Modern Hygienist viewers to help us put a smile back on a child’s face. It’s easy. Take a selfie holding up a piece of paper that says “#MHThankful” on it.
For every selfie written with #MHThankful on it loaded onto the Modern Hygienist Facebook page, Turchetta will donate $1 to Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low- and middle-income countries.
“Way too often, we take for granted the ability to smile and eat,” said Turchetta, the editor for Modern Hygienist. “This year, I want to have Modern Hygienist subscribers and all dental hygienists to have a chance to help someone in need. Operation Smile is a wonderful charity and this is an easy way to support the amazing work they do. All it takes is a selfie and a hashtag.”
Note: Submit your selfie before 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2014.
Learn more about the project in this video interview with Turchetta below. We look forward to seeing your selfies on the Modern Hygienist Facebook page!