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Head Start & Children's Services

Dental hygienist and faculty member at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Kathy Lituri directs the school’s dental outreach programs. Her work with ABCD revolves around oral health: ensuring that Head Start children have their required dental exams, coordinating parent and staff workshops, and helping Head Start sites establish and maintain tooth brushing programs.


She became acquainted with ABCD and Head Start during her tenure at Boston Children’s Hospital nearly 25 years ago, and her work with ABCD is near and dear to her heart. “When I transitioned to Boston University in 1999, I wanted to continue and enhance that relationship, insisting that ABCD Head Start be folded into my new role,” she said.

Kathy doesn’t have just one defining moment in her work with ABCD Head Start, but said, “I’ve never had an experience that made me think twice about being involved. I am in awe of the people that dedicate their lives/careers to helping young children and their families, to ensure a fair playing ground and healthy start for all.”

Of her Community Hero nomination, she said, “I am thrilled and humbled at the same time.”

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