NYU College of Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program

Improving oral health through service, education, and research

The NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program was created to address public health and access to care issues in dentistry and oral health. The Program exists thanks to the sponsorship of Henry Schein Cares, the global social responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc.


"We call it an outreach, when in fact it is an 'in-reach.' While we help others by providing dental care, we help students reach within themselves to identify duty and altruism - qualities that we believe they always had."

- Dr. Andrew Spielman
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Maine outreach faculty participant


NYU Dentistry's comprehensive global outreach programs offer participants a unique, service-learning experience. These interdisciplinary programs provide faculty, residents and students of dentistry, hygiene, nursing and public health with a well-rounded perspective on access-to-care issues and challenge them to rethink their roles as healthcare providers. Clinical outreach programs provide free dental services to populations facing barriers to oral healthcare including a dearth of dental providers, economic hardship and inadequate health insurance coverage. Students and residents receive hands-on clinical instruction and are exposed to public health issues in dentistry. Post-outreach evaluations have consistently shown a transformational effect on participants, and past participants have noted these experiences as a highlight in their NYU Dentistry student career.

Please visit our FAQs or read our E-mag to learn more. 


   Did you know ...

  • A $1,000 gift will supply a primary school with fluoride varnish for one year
  • A $5,000 gift covers the cost of sending one dental student to a community for one week


For more information, please contact:

Marissa P. Swanson, MPH
Program Administrator
(212) 992-7078