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Mobile Clinic

Since the 1970’s, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry has been active in the Southeastern Michigan area proving access to dental services for the underserved populations through several community outreach programs.   

Today, our Mobile Programs provide services to children, adolescents, adult and geriatric populations in underserved areas. Preventative services are provided through Shield a Smile as comprehensive services are provided via Titans for Teeth.

These programs provide access to care in dentally underserved areas.  Through our Mobile Programs, thousands of patients a year receive necessary treatment in order to achieve and maintain oral and systemic health.  Students gain community-based experiences which fosters greater skill and confidence in interacting with diverse patients, increase awareness to of the dental care needs in the community, leading to better trust and more effective communication about oral health.  

If you are a school or a facility interested in the Seal a Smile or Titans for Teeth services, please contact Laura Wright at wrightla@udmercy.eduor 313.494.6654.

Shield a Smile - Sealant Clinic

The Shield a Smile  School Based Sealant Clinic provides free preventative dental care to children in the City of Detroit and Wayne County.  Four portable dental chairs are brought into the partnering school where dental hygiene students provide services under supervision of a licensed dental hygiene faculty.  Dental cleanings, fluoride applications, sealants and dental education services are provided inside the school.  If a child requires further restorative treatment, he/she will be referred to the Corktown Clinic.

Shield a Smile School Based Sealant Clinic is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Community Health. 

Titans for Teeth - Dental Clinic

The Titans for Teeth School Based Mobile Dental Clinic is a 38-foot mobile dental coach, which is an eight chair clinic; four chairs are inside of the van and four chairs are portable units that are set-up on-site, on-location.  Throughout the academic year, the clinic travels to local participating schools in Detroit and Wayne County to provide comprehensive care for K-12 children.  Treatment is performed by dental students under supervision of a licensed dentist and/or dental hygienist faculty.

The Titans for Teeth School Based Mobile Dental Clinic was funded in large part by a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation.

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