Service Opportunities

 

Fall 2019 outreach Project:

This is a community outreach opportunity for an underserved population to receive free dental services, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. Volunteer Dentists and other health professionals are needed.

DATE

Fall 2019

Location

TBA


 

Spring 2020 Outreach project:

This is a community outreach opportunity for an underserved population to receive free dental services, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions. Volunteer Dentists and other health professionals are needed.

Date

Spring 2020

Location

TBA


 

Past Projects & Trips

 

2019

Brookwood - January 26, 2019

Students from UTSD and BCM participated in a health workshop with Brookwood Citizens.

 
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Baytown HIgh school - April 27, 2019

Mosaic Outreach with AADMD Student Chapter; Special Olympics, MedFest, Baytown High School, 40 screenings.

Special Olympics, State games - San Antonio, TX - May 4, 2019

Mosaic Outreach Special Olympics, State Games, San Antonio TX.  Provided 135 screenings with UTSD SA & UTSD Houston. 


 

 

2018

Loaves & Fishes - Houston, TX

Clients of Loaves & Fishes as well as combat veterans of Camp Hope came from dire living circumstances. At this event students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry distributed kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss), provided hygiene instructions, offered oral screenings and visited with the residents. 

Hurricane Harvey Health Fair - april 22, 2018

Mosaic Outreach at Lakewood Church for a Hurricane Harvey Health Fair. More than twenty UTSD dental, dental hygiene students, and two faculty provided 300+ oral health screenings and oral hygiene instruction for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes - May 12, 2018

Volunteers will participate in the dental screening event, "Special Smiles" at the Special Olympics in Houston, TX. There are 480 people signed up for the events and we expect 100 athletes to come through the screening area. We will not be providing a diagnosis, but informing people if they need to seek care and giving OHI.  

Loaves and Fishes - Saturday, June 9, 2018

25 UTSD Students distributed oral hygiene kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss)and served meals to local people without housing at a downtown Houston shelter.

Ronald McDonald House - Saturday, July 7, 2018

Participants will provide an activity for the children, play games and bring coloring books to share with children in residence at the Ronald McDonald House. There is a 12 dental student limit with a need for 3 UTSD faculty dentists, so please sign up soon. 

Guangzhou China - July / August 2018

 The purpose of this dental exchange trip is to observe different models of oral health care delivery, education and assist the United Family Health Hospital in Guangzhou China. Opportunities will be available to visit a dental school and interact with health staff at the hospital and students. UTSD Faculty will present at the dental school and pursue research collaboration. Additional tourism options include Hong Kong, Guangzhou Shopping, Beijing Imperial City and Great Wall before and after the United Family Hospital visit. The Central Business District of Guangzhou is called Zhujiang New Town.

Special Olympics Fall Classic - College Station, TX - October 19-20, 2018

Special Olympics Fall Classic, Healthy Athletes Village, Brazos County Expo Center, Oct 19-20, 2018 at College Station Texas.  UTSD students and faculty provided oral health screenings and oral hygiene instruction to more than 65 athletes in Special Olympics Statewide games.

Veterans smile daY - November 3,2018

Mosaic and the Greater Houston Dental Society partnered with Welch Dental Group and local organizations to host our fourth Veterans Smile Day "Helping Serve Those Who Have Served." This is a community outreach event for local veterans to receive free dental services, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

 

 

2017

Special Olympics Fall Classic - College Station, TX - October 13-14, 2017

Special Olympics Fall Classic, Healthy Athletes Village, Brazos County Expo Center, Oct 13-14, 2017 at College Station Texas.  UTSD students and faculty provided oral health screenings and oral hygiene instruction to more than 65 athletes in Special Olympics Statewide games.

Hurricane Harvey Health Fair - October 15, 2017

Mosaic Outreach at Lakewood Church for a Hurricane Harvey Health Fair. More than twenty UTSD dental, dental hygiene students, and two faculty provided 300+ oral health screenings and oral hygiene instruction for Hurricane Harvey victims.