Community Health Service and Leadership: SCOPE Senior Smiles and Wellness Event to Promote Community Health and Education

Authors: Kara Kremer, DDS 2023; Philip Stahl, DDS 2023
Mentors: Professor Christine Miller, Carol Weinstein, Eric Bertumen, Karl Pfeifer and Dan Soine

OKU Community Health Service Award

Summary: Senior Smiles and Wellness project, conducted at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni dental school, had the aim of providing dental care to seniors and elderly individuals who may not have access to such care due to financial or logistical reasons. A team of volunteer dental students, supervised by licensed dental professionals, provided dental screenings to seniors at the school clinic. The dental students used their training to provide dental screenings while also gaining valuable experience working with the elderly population.

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