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Community-Based Collaborative Care & 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.

Clinic Sites / Regions

ANN ARBOR – Community Dental Center

ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw Community College Dental Assistant Program (Winter Term)

ATLANTA – Thunder Bay Community Health Services, Inc.

BAD AXE – Bad Axe Family Dentistry

BATTLE CREEK – Grace Health

BIG BAY – Bay Cliff Health Camp (Summer)

BRIGHTON – VINA Community Dental Center

DETROIT – Society of St. Vincent De Paul

FLINT – Hamilton Community Health Network

KALAMAZOO – Family Health Center

MIDLAND – Helping Hands Dental Center

MUSKEGON – Muskegon Family Care

MUSKEGON –Hackley Community Care Center

PESHAWBESTOWN – Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

PORT HURON – My Community Dental Centers

SAGINAW – Health Delivery, Inc., Wadsworth Dental Center

TRAVERSE CITY – Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

TRAVERSE CITY – Dental Clinics North (My Community Dental Centers)

YPSILANTI – Hope Dental Clinic

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