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Community Based Dental Education

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry School of Dentistry Community-Based Dental Education Program is one of the most comprehensive dental health service learning curricula in the nation. Participating fourth-year dental, dental hygiene undergraduates and graduate residents gain practical dental experience serving in communities.  A summer rotation providing oral health care to migrant workers in the Traverse City area and special needs pediatric patients at Bay Cliff in Marquette are just two examples of this important program.

The Community Outreach program consists of direct partnerships between the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and seven federally qualified health centers located in thirteen cities throughout Michigan. This unique collaboration of public and private institutions is vital to the program's continuing viability, as students provide comprehensive oral health care to thousands of traditionally underserved patients and improve the general health of people throughout Michigan.

Out of the Blue featured the School of Dentistry Community Based Dental Education in an episode- Click here to watch.

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Clinic Sites / Regions

  • ANN ARBOR - Community Dental Center
  • ANN ARBOR - Washtenaw Community College Dental Assistant Program (Winter Term)
  • ATLANTA - Thunder Bay Community Health Service
  • BAD AXE - Bad Axe Family Dentistry
  • BALDWIN - Family Health Care
  • BRIGHTON - VINA Community Dental Center
  • BRIMLEY - Bay Mills Dental Clinic
  • CHARLOTTE - Barry-Eaton Community Dental Clinic (Michigan Community Dental Clinics)
  • DETROIT- Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • EAST JORDAN - Dental Clinics North (Michigan Community Dental Clinics)
  • FLINT- Hamilton Health Care Network
  • GAYLORD - Dental Clinics North (Michigan Community Dental Clinics)
  • GAYLORD -Wolverine Patriot Project - Duski Dentistry
  • GRAND RAPIDS - Cherry Street Health Services, Ferguson Dental Health Center
  • GRANT - Family Health Care
  • HART - Michigan Community Dental Clinics
  • MANCELONA - Dental Clinics North (Michigan Community Dental Clinics)
  • MARQUETTE - Bay Cliff Health Camp (summer only)
  • MT. PLEASANT - Michigan Community Dental Clinics
  • MUSKEGON - Hackley Community Care Center
  • MUSKEGON - Muskegon Family Care
  • OSCODA - Alcona Health Center
  • PESHAWBESTOWN - Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • PETOSKEY -  Dental Clinics North (Michigan Communtiy Dental Clinics)
  • PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Dental Associates
  • SAGINAW - Health Delivery, Inc., Wadsworth Dental Center
  • ST JOHNS - Michigan Community Dental Clinics
  • TRAVERSE CITY -  Northwestern Michigan Health Services - Farm Workers Program
  • TRAVERSE CITY -  Traverse Health Clinic-In association with Grand Traverse Oral Surgery, Garfield Dental Group, and Northwest Michigan College Dental Assistant Program
  • WHITE CLOUD - Family Health Care, White Cloud Benson Clinic
  • YPSILANTI - Hope Dental Clinic (Winter Term)

Wolverine Bites student blog posts about Outreach can be found here.