Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health

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  • Community Oral Health

    University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry: Student Learning/Community Oral Health


    Service Learning/Community Oral Health  is a week in the fall semester for the D-4 students and a week in the spring semester for the D-1,D-2 and D-3 students.  All students will spend one week serving around the state of Mississippi. Every year the Service Learning Week varies in places in Mississippi, trying to serve the state in dental care and knowledge.

    The D-4 students provide oral care in the FQHC clinics. The D-3 and the D-2 students spend the week in Head Start Centers, schools, nursing homes and prisons teaching oral care to the participates. When the students attend the sites, they furnish the oral care products. The first part of the week, the D-1 students learn from speakers about Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, FQHC, Indian Health Care and loan repayment possibilities.

    Last year, all the D-3, D-2, and D-1 students attended the Head Start Centers mostly in the Mississippi Delta. They taught the parents about nutrition, brushing, flossing and how oral health effects your entire health. The students took tooth brushes and, toothpaste for the parents and children. They gave appropriate oral hygiene material for the children and parents.

    Contact Us

    For more information on Dental School Outreach and Service Learning Projects:

    Robin Howard, RDH, PhD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    School of Dentistry
    2500 N. State Street
    Jackson, MS
    Phone: (601) 984-6670
    Fax: (601) 984-6103