These oral health projects were geared towards reducing potentially preventable dental-related emergency department visits in the Broome county region of upstate New York.
Tag: Community Health
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.
SCOPE succeeded in hosting and collaborating with events
and projects which allowed officers to develop professionally and serve
underserved communities in the Bay Area and beyond, despite pandemic restrictions.
Evaluation of Dentists’ Adherence to Practicing Sustainability and Environmentally-Friendly Dentistry
A survey encompassing questions on demographics, general use of sustainable products, using eco-friendly dental products and thoughts on environmental burden, was circulated to dental students, dental hygiene students, residents, faculty and staff at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, on Earth Day 2021.
An overview of precautions to take as we reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.