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Titans for Teeth

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

University of Detroit Mercy

Occupations Involved

Dental school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession

Description

The Titans for Teeth initiative at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry is a school-based mobile health clinic that travels to local participating schools in Detroit and Wayne County to provide dentistry services for K-12 children. UDM Dentistry students perform the treatment under supervision of a licensed dentist and/or dental hygienist faculty. The purpose of the Titans for Teeth initiative on the UDM side is for dental students to gain community-based experiences which increases their skill and confidence interacting with diverse patients and meeting dental care needs in the community.

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