Elnaz Sharif and Blesyl Castillo

The Philanthropy Committee organizes two to three trips to Honduras each year so dental students may provide dental services and improve the quality of health to under-served populations.

Committee Goals


  • Arrange two dental mission trips. We intend to arrange trips to Honduras in June and September, each lasting about 10 days. We would like to establish more visible communication between chairs and students going on trips through communication via emails and meetings and the creation of a schedule of events during each trip.
  • Fundraise for the trips. We hope to raise funds via social events, Lexicomp sales, and potential donors. We’d like to continue to advertise upcoming trips to improve on previous shortcomings, by putting together photos, videos, and powerpoints for fall intro meetings and emphasize the importance of performing OHI.
  • Gather supplies needed for the trip. We will contact vendors like Brasseler for dental supplies!



Elnaz Sharif: kh7277esharif@g.ucla.edu
Blesyl Castillo: blescastillo@g.ucla.edu