News & Recent Events
December 6th, 2014
The objective of Operation Bruin Smiles is to create the first program of its kind in the nation that provides both subsidized dental care and a pipeline to the dental profession to UCLA students who are veterans and/or former foster youth. Specifically, the program aims to encourage UCLA student veterans and former foster youth students to become patients of record at UCLA Dental Clinics by providing quality dental care to these disadvantaged groups through a dental subsidy program. In addition, the program would engage in targeted outreach efforts to raise awareness of the dental profession and guide students from these populations to enter the dental school pipeline.
December 5th, 2014
On December 5, 2014, the Veterans Services Committee gave a presentation on the oral health manifestations of methamphetamine abuse to veterans at the New Directions transitional housing and substance abuse program. Oral hygiene instruction was emphasized and veterans were referred to the UCLA Dental Clinic for treatment.
November 23rd, 2014
During this tutorial, 2nd year students were able to work on their lab projects with one-on-one help from 3rd year students. Specifically 3rd year students answered questions about complete dentures and gave tips for the 2nd year complete denture practical examination. Additionally, 3rd year students were there to guide 2nd years through the process of proper tooth selection for pre-clincal endodontics lab.
November 23rd, 2014
For those looking to explore the different specialties the dental profession has to offer, the Educational Lecture Series Committee held a pediatric panel in early November Drs. Nini and McCreedy as well as two pediatric residents went over their experiences as pediatric dentists. Pizza was provided for lunch.
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