Students work in teams to promote oral health within their communities. In this multi-quarter course sequence you and your student team will choose a population (children, elderly, people with disabilities) that is experiencing a health inequity and then design and implement a project with the goal of improving their oral health. Typically, oral health education; preventive services such as fluoride and sealants; restorative dentistry; patient advocacy; and referral for expanded dental care are components of most outreach projects.
Programs and partners for 2014-15 in Klamath Falls include:
- Klamath County Corrections
- Link River High School
- Elementary age children enrolled in after school programs
- Pelican Pointe Memory Care
- Migrant children and their families
The International Externship Program (IEP) is the result of a student-led outreach project several years ago. Since 1993 students and instructors have traveled outside the U.S. to provide dental care to communities in need. Learn more about IEP