COPPR Connects

The Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research (COPPR) often works closely with the School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health to support activities related to its mission. Additionally, COPPR has several Anschutz Medical Campus collaborations, along with community engagements.

These include:

COAST-IT - Connecting Older Adults and Students Through Interprofessional Telecare. Pairs older adults who may be experiencing loneliness or social isolation with a CU Anschutz health professional student for weekly conversations.
CU Multidisciplinary Center on Aging  - In collaboration with the School of Dental Medicine and the Center on Aging, a webinar series was developed for community-living older adults focusing on Oral Health. Four presentations covering various aspects of oral health were produced in Fall 2021.

Head Start - Dental students provided Head Start children with oral health education, screenings, fluoride varnish and referral, as needed. Dental students provided education, oral screenings, and fluoride varnish to adults in refugee/immigrant residential housing. Dental students, along with medical and pharmacy students, took part in a health fair night at New America School. This event was for the local community.

Continuing Education 

For a full list of upcoming CE opportunities, visit our Continuing Education storefront

COPPR's "7 Things" lecture series intends to facilitate interprofessional communication and learning, which can lead to better outcomes for our patients and benefit caregivers and families. Each session brings together an oral health provider with another provider in healthcare to present seven things that each want the other profession to know. 

Future session information coming soon! Follow CU Dental on LinkedIn for event announcements.

Community Events

CU Dental students volunteer at a variety of wellness events year-round, providing patient education and resources to communities throughout Colorado. 

Student Volunteer Request

Dental students at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine may be able to volunteer at your next community, organizational, or school event, including health fairs and classroom education.

If you are interested in requesting student volunteers, please submit this request form at least 6 weeks prior to your event. Please note that this request does not indicate a commitment to complete the requested project/event. 
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