Students from the U-M School of Dentistry are actively involved in providing quality oral health care to patients in 24 communities throughout Michigan, including the Traverse City and Marquette areas.
Dental students work with the Traverse Health Clinic, a local health agency, and private practitioners in the area to help the underserved and underinsured. Once a month, beginning in June, four students head north from U-M each month to provide care on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The dental students treat patients at the Grand Traverse Oral Surgery clinic in Traverse City on Thursday; on Fridays and Saturdays, at the Garfield Dental Group. Overseeing their work are 13 preceptors, 10 of whom are graduates of the U-M School of Dentistry.