Prevention and Public Health News
Students Provide Much Needed Dental Care for Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Students at UIC College of Dentistry receive the training necessary to provide much needed oral health care to our intellectual and developmental disabled neighbors. Part of this training includes visits to area health centers and agencies that specialize in serving the needs of the disabled in Chicago.
My Service Learning Experience: Tanzania
In the DMD curriculum, students participate in a broad range of community service learning opportunities that prepare them for careers in diverse settings. In this edition of My Service Learning Experience, DMD students Naheed Ahmad and Jessica Hyker share their amazing experience on rotation in Tanzania, Africa.
ASDA Honors Faculty for Community Outreach
The UIC chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) on April 12 presented its Advocate Award to Dr. Sahar Alrayyes, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Alrayyes received the award for the effort she put into the Smiles for A Safe Haven event in July.
Give Kids A Smile: Helping Chicago's Underserved Children With Access to Dental Care
More than 100 youngsters from St. Malachy School and Chicagoland Easter Seals will be provided with an examination of their teeth, a cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and education on how to keep their teeth healthy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Give Kids a Smile Day.
Alumni Impact: Dr. Brian Homann Gives Back to Chicago’s Homeless at Goldie’s Place
Dr. Brian Homann, DDS ’12, ’08 UI, found his niche quickly. He’s been volunteering at the nation’s first completely student-run dental clinic ever since joining the inaugural team during his first year of dental school. And he has no plans to stop.