Community involvement

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Missions of Mercy

Since July 2000, the school’s students and faculty have participated in the Missions of Mercy project, providing dental care to underserved areas of the state. So far, the MOM project has provided more than $5.7 million worth of free dental care for 13,000 patients.

Service-learning

The school’s clinical service-learning program sends senior dental and dental hygiene students to participate in community-based and private-practice clinics at collaborative service-learning sites.

Oral health zone

Through the VCU Dental Care Oral Health Zone, dental hygienists, dental students and residents provide free oral health education lectures and patient screenings to organizations, schools and community groups in the Greater Richmond area in an effort to increase oral health awareness.

Jamaica Project

The Jamaica Project represents the VCU School of Dentistry's annual international humanitarian mission and affords selected dental students, along with faculty, a remarkable global experience in humanitarian care.

Contact information

Kim Isringhausen
Chair, Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach
VCU School of Dentistry
Phone: (804) 828-9096
Email: ktisring@vcu.edu