The University of Michigan School of Dentistry School of Dentistry Community-Based Dental Education Program is one of the most comprehensive dental health service learning curricula in the nation. Participating fourth-year dental, dental hygiene undergraduates and graduate residents gain practical dental experience serving in communities. A summer rotation providing oral health care to migrant workers in the Traverse City area and special needs pediatric patients at Bay Cliff in Marquette are just two examples of this important program.
The Community Outreach program consists of direct partnerships between the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and seven federally qualified health centers located in thirteen cities throughout Michigan. This unique collaboration of public and private institutions is vital to the program's continuing viability, as students provide comprehensive oral health care to thousands of traditionally underserved patients and improve the general health of people throughout Michigan.
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Clinic Sites / Regions
ANN ARBOR – Community Dental Center
ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw Community College Dental Assistant Program (Winter Term)
ATLANTA – Thunder Bay Community Health Services, Inc.
BAD AXE – Bad Axe Family Dentistry
BATTLE CREEK – Grace Health
BIG BAY – Bay Cliff Health Camp (Summer)
BRIGHTON – VINA Community Dental Center
DETROIT – Society of St. Vincent De Paul
FLINT – Hamilton Community Health Network
KALAMAZOO – Family Health Center
MIDLAND – Helping Hands Dental Center
MUSKEGON – Muskegon Family Care
MUSKEGON –Hackley Community Care Center
PESHAWBESTOWN – Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
PORT HURON – My Community Dental Centers
SAGINAW – Health Delivery, Inc., Wadsworth Dental Center
TRAVERSE CITY – Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
TRAVERSE CITY – Dental Clinics North (My Community Dental Centers)
YPSILANTI – Hope Dental Clinic