NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program
Improving Access to Oral Health
NYU Dentistry's comprehensive global outreach programs offer participants a unique, service-learning experience. These interdisciplinary programs provide faculty and students of dentistry, hygiene, advanced education programs, 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 dental services to populations facing barriers to oral healthcare including a dearth of dental providers, economic hardship and inadequate health insurance coverage. Predoctoral and post-graduate students 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.
This outreach has been life-changing and transformative. I have redefined what type of clinician I'd like to be after graduation. I witnessed such growth in my skills, maturity, and emotional intelligence.