What’s the news?
West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry fourth-year dentistry students have traveled throughout the state to bring healthy lifestyle choices to rural areas. Over the course of a year, dental students performed more than 17,000 clinical procedures.
“It’s a fascinating experience, in my opinion. When you go to a rural site, you actually get to see what so many people are really in need of —a dentist. I did everything. I did fillings, I did cleanings, I did extractions.” Grace Garcia, fourth-year dental student.
“The need is huge. The patients we see at the school, I do feel we see very often and they come regularly, so their needs aren’t as big as what they are in the rural environment.” Mylea Carpenter, fourth-year dental hygiene student.
Link to original story:
Dental health consumers
Richard L. Meckstroth, D.D.S., chairman of the WVU School of
Dentistry Dental Practice and Rural Health Department,
Amy Funk, director of Dental Hygiene Department