Titans for Teeth
University of Detroit Mercy
Dental school students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
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.