Community based dentistry brings care to patients

Nearly thirty years ago, the U-M School of Dentistry pioneered the Migrant Worker Dentistry Program to expose select students to the real-world oral health needs of a traditionally underserved population. With that program as a model, the Community-Based Dental Education program has expanded to all fourth-year students. Our students have become essential contributors on a constant basis to seven community health care provider partners throughout Michigan.

The objective result is a robust clinical experience for students, improved oral health for thousands of underserved individuals, and better general community health.

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