Community Rotations

A strong component of the Professional Dental Hygiene Program is the service that the School of Dentistry delivers to the outside community.  Part of the school's mission is " … to provide quality dental care to our patients and to serve as a source of information and education to the community".  The main objective is the provision of care to the underserved in the city of Detroit.

In addition to providing care at Detroit Metro area Nursing Homes, Dental Hygiene students provide care at various external sites treating patients that are medically, mentally, emotionally, and periodontally compromised:

 clinical rotation 1
University Health Center (Detroit Receiving Hospital)

clinical rotation 2
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

clinical rotation 3
Metro Detroit Area Nursing Homes

clinical rotation 4
Detroit Area Head Start Centers

Additional Activities in the City of Detroit include:

  • Elementary school dental health education presentations
  • Special-needs population dental health education presentations
  • Covenant Community Care dental clinic
  • Henry Ford School-Based Dental Sealant Program