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Community Outreach - School of Dentistry

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Through two clinics, four outreach clinics and a mobile unit, the School of Dentistry offers oral health services and education. Last year, services were provided to 25,000 patients for a total of 120,000 patient visits.

Dental Screenings Impact Community

In 2012, the School of Dentistry participated in 28 outreach events, screening 505 children and adults and providing 11, 668 oral health kits. Outreach activities included:

Dental Site Celebrates 40 Years

In December 2011, the School of Dentistry’s University Health Center, located in the Detroit Medical Center, celebrated 40 years of service to the community, which includes providing oral health care to approximately 400 homeless veterans.

Dental Services at St. Vincent DePaul

UDM Dental and UDM Chapter of American Student Dental Association collaborated with the Society of St. Vincent DePaul to establish a free dental clinic at the Society’s location on Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. Volunteer students and faculty provide free dental services one Saturday a month, with plans to expand the program to two Saturdays a month.

Service to Veterans

The School of Dentistry is currently partnering with the Veterans Administration Medical Center to provide veterans with needed dental treatment, including dental restoration to assist them in re-entering civilian life and beginning job searches.