Oral Health Outreach Trip in Jamaica

More than 50 Dugoni School students, faculty and staff traveled to Jamaica during the school’s fall break for an oral health mission. The volunteers treated underserved patients in three rural clinics and one small clinic set up at their hotel to serve hotel employees. Over the course of the week, volunteers treated 950 patients. Most of the treatment involved extractions and some restorative treatment and cleanings. Additionally, the volunteers delivered 12 stayplates and performed four root canals — this is the first time that root canals have been performed on one of these mission trips. Volunteers also visited local schools to provide children with oral hygiene instruction.