Communities

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Mobile Dental Van

Mobile Dental Van

Dedicated to improving the oral health of schoolchildren in the communities around USC, this program serves second- and third-graders in the university’s Family of Schools — many of whom have never before seen a dental health professional. Students in the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry provide the children with screenings, oral-health education, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants, as well as counseling in the prevention of tobacco use. A signature program of the university’s outreach effort, the Good Neighbors Campaign, the dental van has provided preventive care to more than 10,000 children at seven local elementary schools.