The mobile dental clinic bus at an outreach event

Community Outreach and Education

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is committed to being a leader in caring for vulnerable populations within the state of Ohio and meeting the needs of underserved communities while preparing student practitioners to serve diverse populations.

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OHIO Project

Addressing the statewide need for access to care through the OHIO (Oral Health Improvement through Outreach) Project.
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H.O.M.E. Coach

The Dental H.O.M.E. Coach is an outreach program that strives to meet the oral health needs of Ohioans
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Give Kids A Smile Day

Free dental exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings and crowns for underserved children

The Surgeon General has identified oral health as the number one unmet health care need in the country for children and adults in underserved communities. The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is committed to being a leader in caring for vulnerable populations within the state of Ohio and meeting the needs of underserved communities while preparing student practitioners to serve diverse populations.

Community based dental education for dental students within the curriculum includes:

  • The Ohio State College of Dentistry OHIO Project which has created and cultivated partnerships to provide dental care to underserved Ohioans in counties across the state.
  • The Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach, an OHIO Project clinical site, which enables faculty-supervised dental students to provide basic dental treatment to approximately 2,900 children annually at Columbus City Schools and surrounding areas during regular classroom hours.

Outreach activities of the OSU College of Dentistry include:

Dental Emergency Care Clinic

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Student Dental Clinics

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upper Arlington Dental Clinic

Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.