The College of Dental Medicine Shares in Henry Schein Cares Donation / Mission Trip 2018
The College of Dental Medicine is one of nine dental colleges that is sharing in the donation by Henry Schein, Inc., in health care products in support of the colleges’ oral health outreach missions to underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world.
The donations are being made as part of the Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program, an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.
Under the Global Student Outreach Program, Henry Schein provides teams comprised of dental students and faculty from each school with a donation of oral health supplies. The teams use these products during missions to provide oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to children and adults living in underserved communities.
Approximately 40 to 50 CDM students participate in outreach programs on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and during trips to provide dental care and education to people in countries who may not have access to health care.
In addition to providing treatment, the Global Student Outreach Program teams assess the oral health needs of each targeted community and work to implement a sustainable oral health system, including the identification and training of local members of the community who can sustain oral health education and care on an ongoing basis.