Community-Based Oral Health Promotion Programs

In addition to GSDM’s work in Boston area elementary schools and preschools, we were involved in 72 additional oral health promotion programs, initiatives, school field trips, and other community-based outreach activities providing care for populations that have difficulties accessing oral health services including the homeless, financially disadvantaged, uninsured and underinsured, elders, refugees, and individuals with HIV.  We have been able to reach individuals from very diverse backgrounds and educational levels with oral health preventive services, and in doing so, have helped to promote the oral health and overall health of thousands in the greater Boston area.  Additionally, pre-dent, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students have been trained to provide oral health services for underserved, at-risk populations.