Thank You Volunteers; New Grant Supports Patient Care and Outreach

The Dugoni School will also have a contingent of volunteers providing dental screenings at the 26th Annual Chinatown Community Health Fair this Saturday, October 16. Thank you to Dr. Bonnie Jue, Associate Professor Christine Miller, and our students who are volunteering. This year’s event is hybrid, with health screenings provided on site and virtual workshops on Zoom. It is wonderful to see these community health events reborn in new ways. A flyer is attached and more details are on the fair’s Facebook page.

We have good news about a new $225,000 grant the school recently received from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. People across Northern California who face challenges accessing oral health care will benefit. The gift will help our Student/Patient Emergency Fund assist low-income patients impacted who need assistance in paying for out-of-pocket costs to continue their treatment. It will also help fund care for military veterans through a new partnership with the nonprofit Everyone for Veterans. The grant will also fund the planning stage for a unique mobile education program to train dental hygienists in the Central Valley. Read more about the grant here.

There is a lot of excitement in the air with the SF Giants and LA Dodgers playoff game tonight. In other community news, this Sunday, October 17, is Sunday Streets “Phoenix Day.” It marks the return of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets with a bigger-than-ever program taking place across the City, featuring open streets, pop-ups, and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties citywide.