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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.
For more information on Dental School Outreach and Service Learning Projects:
Robin Howard, RDH, PhDUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterSchool of Dentistry 2500 N. State Street Jackson, MS Phone: (601) 984-6670Fax: (601) 984-6103E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005