Sticking to learn stomatology for hundreds of years and striving for a New Era of Youth —— the "Red Poverty Alleviation and Healthy Teeth" social practice group, School of Stomatology( Hospital of Stomatology), LZU launc

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On the occasion of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the imminent 110th anniversary of Lanzhou University, in order to further study and implement Xi Jinping's Thought of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, inherit and carry forward the great spirit of patriotism, inherit and carry forward the excellent revolutionary tradition, implement the strategy of "Healthy China", practice our School’s Motto of being perfectly professional, sincere, kind and moral and to give full play to the pioneering and exemplary role of contemporary college students, especially student party members, the "Red Poverty Alleviation and Healthy Teeth" social practice group went to Huining County, Baiyin City; Kongtong District, Pingliang City and Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province, and other places to carry out research activities themed on "Sticking to learn stomatology for hundreds of years and striving for a New Era of Youth" from August 22 to 26. The group was composed of 20 people including Ding Shaochun, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Stomatology,LZU, Li Ruiping, Doctor of Stomatological Hospital, student probationary party members and applicants for party membership. They reviewed the oath to join the Party, visited the former sites of the Revolution, tracing revolutionary footprints, cherishing the memory of the revolutionary martyrs, learning the revolutionary spirit with practical action and delivered voluntary service to help the poor accurately.


On August 22 and 24, they visited Huishi Garden* in Huining City, Yan’an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, Zaoyuan Revolutionary site and Liangjiahe Village.

*Huishi Garden: In October 1936, the three main forces of the Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army gathered in Huining, ending the 25,000-mile Long March.

In front of the Huishi* tower, the team members sang the national anthem of the People’s Republic of China, repeated the oath of joining the party, laid out flower baskets, and visited the Huishi Building and the Memorial Hall of the Red Army's Long March Victory under the guidance of the commentators. Every photo in the Memorial Hall tells of

the tragically heroic period in history and every cultural relic shows the hardships of revolution. Moved by the heroism of the revolutionary martyrs, they deeply felt the firm communist ideal of the Red Army soldiers, the belief that the revolution would win and the spirit of hard struggle.

At the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, Wang Jiaping and Zaoyuan Revolutionary site, the members systematically studied the great practical and theoretical innovation made by the CPC Central Committee and the old proletarian revolutionaries in the War of Resistance against Japan, the Rectification Movement, the Seventh National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the War of Liberation and other major historical events in the period from October 1935 to March 1948. 

In the Memorial Hall, some student party members gave speeches under the themes of "carrying forward the spirit of the May 4th Movement as a young Marxist with firm faith," and "patriotism, inspiration, truth, and practice," respectively, sharing their feelings under the party flag.

In Liangjiahe Village, they reviewed the hard struggle of General Secretary Xi Jinping in Yan'an at youth. President Xi once said, "Liangjiahe is the place where I learned the basic knowledge of my life. Don't underestimate this small village. It is a place of knowledge." They traced the footprints of him, recalled the eventful years, visited Zhiqing well, local history museum, the old residence of educated youth , etc., and experienced the hard training and struggle of General Secretary Xi Jinping for seven years as an educated youth.

This activity enabled the students to further understand the spirit of the Red Army, the long March, the revolution and the struggle of the Communist Party of China, and to realize General Secretary Xi Jinping's incomparably distinct people's stand and firm and sincere feelings of the people. They all expressed their hope to take this massed study as an opportunity to strengthen their ideals and beliefs in practice, double cherish the hard-won happy life, and inherit the red gene from generation to generation.

Poverty Alleviation

On August 23, the practice group came to Baijiashan Village, Xiamen Township concentrated by Hui peole, Kongtong District, Pingliang City, to carry out oral health care propaganda named "Star Classroom" , make oral examination and advocate poverty alleviation to send their condolences. In class, in order to relieve the tension of the children, they first played a series of ice-breaking games with the primary school students in the teaching point, which enlivened the atmosphere of activity. Next, Yang Dou, an undergraduate student of Grade 2017, showed the students a wonderful video of "Elf Tooth Love Class", explaining oral health knowledge and oral preventive methods in detail, teaching children and their parents the correct pasteurized method of brushing teeth and the parents said they have been benefited a lot. After that, the team broadcast an animated video of the Chinese Young Vanguard and watched Amazing China with the children and their parents which they are interested in and focused on. They all experienced the rapid development and the brilliant achievements of the motherland since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as well as the national vision and hope for the young people of the new era and exchanged their ideas on that.

Then, Ding Shaochun, the team’s leading teacher, Wang Yuzhou, Captain of Support Team to Baijiashan Village together with two team members, Zhang Yonglei and Zhang Xiaobing distributed charitable materials to the children including schoolbags, stationery boxes, pencils, exercise books, extracurricular books, colorful plasticine, ropes and so on. At the same time, they reminded the children of studying hard to get rid of poverty and change their fate to serve the motherland. The children were ignorant, but through their tender eyes, we could see their gratitude and trust to us and their determination to a better future. Captain Wang Yuzhou said, “Children are the future and hope of the motherland, and those in poor areas need more attention and help. This activity is very meaningful, and these books and supplies are exactly what they need most.” He hopes to carry out more such activities so as to really help children in poor areas grow up healthily and happily.

Dr. Li Ruiping carried out basic oral examination on children and some poor households. The team members went into poor households to preach oral health knowledge and investigate oral conditions, and distributed specially-produced brochures about relevant knowledge and oral health gift kits including soft toothbrushes, healthy toothpaste and so on. They also prepared kids-only toothbrushes and toothpaste, taught the children the right way to brush their teeth, and encouraged them to do so in every morning and evening. Therefore, they could protect their teeth to have a beautiful smile.

Ding Shaochun, Wang Yazhou, Zhang Yonglei and other team members also went to the poor households contacted by the School of Stomatology with some rice, oil and other living materials. In one of these households, Ma Jinxue’s home, they met with his grandson, Ma Xingming, since he was on summer holiday, and saw his award certificates all over the wall. While praising his excellent academic performance, they also encouraged him to continue to study hard and apply for Lanzhou University. Dr. Li Ruiping also conducted a detailed oral hygiene examination for each poor household and gave medical guidance for them. Meanwhile, the team sent oral health gift bags to poor households, telling them to maintain oral hygiene and attach importance to oral health.

 “Whether we are well-off or not depends on the real feeling of our  people and our work of poverty alleviation.” Poverty alleviation concerns the well-being of the poor population and the development of poverty-stricken areas, embodying the original mission of the Communists. As a young party member of the new era, we should always join hands to forge ahead despite the difficulties with a sincere heart and our feet on the ground so as to devote ourselves in the course of poverty alleviation.


On the afternoon of August 22 and 23, the practice group carried out oral health knowledge propaganda and oral health survey in front of Beiguan Comprehensive Square and Liuhu Park in Kongtong District, Huining County. They sent members to the district streets and other places to promote relevant knowledge, distribute questionnaires and also set up sites for free oral examination. In order to help the public understand and master more knowledge of daily oral health care, they also formulated and distributed oral health brochures suitable for all ages. Meanwhile, they carried out an interesting award-winning Q&A activity, which related to the basic theory of the Party, the achievements made by the country since the 18th National Congress and the knowledge of daily health care, and sent out toothbrushes, toothpaste and other oral care supplies to each participant while the excellent participants are given electric toothbrush and other prizes, encouraging them to develop good oral hygiene habits. In the two half-day activities, there was a steady stream of participants and a good response. All 500 questionnaires were collected effectively, and the expected research objectives were achieved.

At the same time, the oral examination carried out on the spot also further tested the students' ability and level of using professional knowledge to perform practical operation.

In the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the living standard of urban and rural residents has been significantly improved with the rapid development of economic society and the significant enhancement of comprehensive national strength in China, so the importance attached to health is increasing all the time, especially that of oral health with surging demands. However, in the investigation, we found that some people living in rural areas have a terrible oral hygiene condition and they hardly go to dentists for medical treatment. In particular, some children did not develop a good habit of brushing teeth, so the prevalence of caries was serious. We will further give full play to our professional skills, continue to pay attention to the oral health conditions of people in poor areas, carry out targeted oral health knowledge propaganda, and strive to provide them with more comprehensive and thoughtful oral health services.

This activity has gained the strong support of People's Government of Huining County, People's Government of Xiamen Township, Kongtong District and the cadres of Lanzhou University who stay at villages to provide assistance. In the five days of intense and orderly activities, all the members not only realized the strength of teamwork, but also realized the lofty and great spirit of revolution. The students extended their determination to bear their original ideals and aspirations in mind during their future study and work. As a medical student, they will remember their mission, inherit and carry forward the spirit of hard struggle of their predecessors, and make unremitting efforts to safeguard people's oral health and speed up the strategy of "Healthy China" with the courage to overcome difficulties and setbacks.