Community-Based Oral Health Promotions Programs

In addition to GSDM’s work in Boston area elementary schools and preschools, the School was involved in 117, including 37 new, oral health promotion programs, initiatives, school field trips, and other community-based outreach activities. These programs and events have reached individuals of very diverse backgrounds and educational levels, including populations that have difficulties accessing oral health services, such as the homeless, those with special needs, the financially disadvantaged, the uninsured and underinsured, elders, refugees, and individuals with HIV. At the same time, GSDM’s pre-dental, pre-doctoral, and post-doctoral students have been trained to provide oral health services for underserved, at-risk populations.