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On August 5, a group of 16 dental students, two dentists and one hygienist from University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Dentistry and Clinic will embark on a mission trip to Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter looks to provide dental care to more than 300 adults and children.

Horacio Falcón was only 7 when he and his family arrived in the U.S. from Venezuela to get the medical care his father needed following an accident. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.

University of Detroit Mercy will hold its annual commencement ceremonies on May 12 and 13, 2017. All three commencement ceremonies will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

Each year, University of Detroit Mercy honors one alumnus from each school and college during the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards. This year, the 2017 Spirit Awards were held Student Center Ballroom on the McNichols Campus, April 28.

University of Detroit Mercy Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members: Emil J. Brolick ’69, ’72, retired president and CEO, The Wendy’s Corporation, Mary M. Fisher, D.D.S. ’81, dentist and Eric J. Stanczak, Jr. ’93, chief engineer for full size trucks, General Motors Company.

The ADEAGies Foundation recently announced Pamela Zarkowski, MPH., JD, University of Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will receive the 2017 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator. The prestigious award was established by the American Dental Education Association Gies Foundation in honor of the vision, innovation and achievement of the dental field.

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Detroit Mercy Dental’s community outreach programs for children in underserved communities got a boost with a $20,000 grant from the Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. In the Detroit area, the number of third graders in need of immediate dental care is two and a half times higher than it is statewide.

Dental care is hitting the road in Wayne County in a customized motor coach funded by the Delta Dental Foundation that will treat thousands of children at schools across the county as part of a University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry’s program that connects dental students with school children.

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