• 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.
November 2022: Dental students participated in the Trails Recreation Center Fitness and Wellness Fair. Students gave out toothbrushes and spoke to the attendees about the importance of dental health and how to become a patient at the School of Dental Medicine.
October 2022: Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) was held on September 30th and October 1st at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. COMOM is a large, 125+ chair, mobile dental clinic where dentists, hygienists, assistants, and community members come together for 2 days to provide free dental care to those with fewer resources. Dental students volunteered to help with patient coordination, assisting dentists, helping in sterilization, and more!
September 2022: ISP students provided dental screenings, fluoride varnish, education and a lot of high-fives to children at Grace Apartments, a housing community where many refugee and immigrant families from southeast Asian countries reside.
August 2022: Students from CU Smiles of Pride, in conjunction with Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND), gave out toothbrushes and oral health information at Adams 12 Five Star School's Back to School Bash.
July 2022: Dental students participated in two events through CU Street Medicine, a student interest group that connects students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with community partners who offer medical and non-clinical services to people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. The goal is to reduce inequities and improve access to healthcare and resources for persons experiencing homelessness by:
April 2022: Dental students provided oral health education to an after-school program at Grace Apartments. Grace Apartments, part of Mercy Housing, is family housing comprised of refugees and immigrants, primarily from southeast Asian countries like Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma.
April 2022: Over 50 children and their parents attended a Think Like a Scientist fair at Paris Elementary School, where dental students gave oral health education presentations and spoke to the children about being a dentist.
April 2022: Dental students participated in a health fair for students at Sixth Avenue Elementary School.
January & February 2022: Dental students provided dental health education at the Academy of Advanced Learning to 3rd and 4th grade students.