Currently, there exists a decision tree diagnostic tool to guide clinicians through the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders; however, there is a need for a more accessible and user friendly diagnostic tool. We designed a new, checklist-style diagnostic tool with these goals in mind, and in this study, we compared the use of our new tool with the use of the pre-existing decision tree tool.

Our project illustrates DDS 2021’s involvement in community service and public outreach events despite being hit with a global pandemic halfway through our dental school career. We demonstrated how we were able to adapt to a new normal, where most outreach would be done in a distanced and safe manner, following public health guidelines. We created virtual events to reach out to communities and provide public education. We partnered with the Dugoni school to run a Covid-19 vaccine clinic throughout winter and spring quarters to help vaccinate not only the school but also members of our community. With these initiatives, we were able to help fight the pandemic while also providing public education regarding dental health during these unique times.

Gingival defects can be treated in multiple ways. The current gold standard is connective tissue graft (CTG) in order to treat Class I and II Miller defects (Chambrone, 2008). One of the newer procedures is the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy, which involves drawing the patient’s own blood and forming a membrane to heal gingival defects. This literature review looks at scholarly articles comparing the use of PRF to CTG in healing clinical attachment loss (CAL) over a period of 6 months and whether one is more effective than the other in gaining CAL.

As the largest elementary school in the city of San Francisco, Gordon J. Lau Elementary School (GJL) presented an ideal opportunity to reach out to many children in the Chinatown neighborhood and provide education, screenings, and fluoride varnish. SCOPE hopes to not only offer these services to the students of GJL on a regular basis but also to expand its outreach to more elementary schools throughout the San Francisco.