MUSC College of Dental Medicine recently participated in the annual Dental Access Days  “DAD”, an event sponsored by the South Carolina Dental Association in which volunteer dentists, dental students, faculty and staff team up and provide free dental care to the underserved.  The service was held in Rock Hill, South Carolina, August 7-9, 2014.

line for dental days

By the numbers….

  • 150 Dentists from across South Carolina
  • 6-8 CDM Faculty
  • 3 CDM Staff
  • Over 60 CDM Students
  • 5 CDM AEGD Residents
  • 4 Oral Surgery Residents
  • Over 1,400 patients were seen and care provided
  • Over $950,000.00 of free services were rendered

dentists in action

Services included…

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • CADCAM Crowns
  • Partial Dentures
  • Cleanings

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In all, Dental Access Days 2014 was a huge success! Thank you to all involved and most importantly, thank you to the individuals who sought out help and waited patiently in line.  It’s events like this that humble all of us, but it’s the individuals of whom we cross paths with and help that make our profession such a treasure.

chalk on sidewalk

* Photo Credit - SCDA (Face Book Page)