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.
Previous programs and partners 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