On February 10, 2018, more than 450 volunteers - including dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students and faculty, staff and residents from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry as well as outside licensed providers, pre-dent and interprofessional students - helped 197 kids at Give Kids a Smile.
The annual volunteer-run event helps connect children in need to the health care system and to the U-M Dental Clinics as their dental home.
The Big Ten Network (BTN) visited the School of Dentistry in November 2017 and filmed aboard the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic as part of its video story about research, outreach projects and "cool things" happening on the University of Minnesota campus. The video was broadcast on-air and is posted on the BTN website.
The Mobile Dental Clinic, a successful collaboration between the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and UCare, serves underserved public program patients throughout Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Foundation's Legacy magazine recently featured the Mobile Dental Clinic and how a $1-million gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation helped get the mobile clinic back on the road. The story also includes a video taking viewers inside the Mobile Dental Clinic.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry will provide free services for children from low-income families who do not have access to dental care. Appointments are available on February 10, 2018 at Moos Tower on 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN.
More than 700 fairgoers lined up in droves to meet and talk with University of Minnesota School of Dentistry volunteers at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 25.
Dental programs go mobile to provide care, education to underserved populations. Paul Schulz, DDS, MPH (Primary Dental Care - Outreach) is quoted.
Forty first-grade students at Elizabeth Hall Elementary School in North Minneapolis learned about dental health, healthy diets, and careers in dentistry at Minnesota’s first annual Lessons in a Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks® Program held February 24, 2017.
The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation awarded a one-year $100,000 (renewal) grant to the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) Dental Clinic to increase access to oral health care for Native American children in the clinic's service area.
Rice Health Foundation (RHF) raised $218,000 to support the Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar. Launched in 2007, the clinic serves patients from 17 rural counties and is staffed year-round by University of MInnesota School of Dentistry students and residents. To date, some 640 dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students, along with 23 pediatric dentistry residents, have completed rotations at the clinic and provided care for more than 13,000 patients.
University President Eric W. Kaler and Mrs. Karen Kaler were among the more than 500 fairgoers who stopped by the School of Dentistry's booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26. The exhibit featured activities that promote the school's patient clinics and research expertise, and advance awareness of oral health as an integral component of health and wellbeing.