Community Engagement


Your support makes a real difference

UBC Dentistry is committed to providing sustainable oral health care and education to at-risk individuals in local, provincial and international communities. Our community outreach programs interconnect students to gain experience on acute needs, population-health research and
co-development strategies with community partners to prevent disease and promote oral health and wellness.


BC Volunteer Dental Community Fund

This fund provides support for student rotations and community outreach program within British Columbia focused on patient care and education to marginalized communities to help prevent disease and promote oral health.

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Community Access Fund

Provides opportunity for students to advocate for patients who cannot afford full dental treatment. Patients receive the treatment at a reduced fee while students are able to follow through the treatment plan for their patients.

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Geriatric Dentistry Program

Provides comprehensive dental services to seniors and diverse education for students on how to provide specialized care and treatment to elders.

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Mobile Dental Unit Fund

Two mobile cargo vans transport portable dental chairs, portable units, supplies and instruments to support student rotations within the community.

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Monarch Instar Fund

Together with Monarch Pediatrics, this program provides educational and research opportunities in the pediatric dentistry field to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Phoebe Tsang Initiative for Children Oral Care Endowment

Supports access to oral health care for children with special needs and enhanced student pediatric dental education.

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Save a Smile
Program

A partnership with BCDA providing urgent dental care to the children of low-income families without public or private dental plan coverage.

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Sinclair Dental Travel Fellowship Program

Together with Sinclair Dental, this program provides a unique opportunity for student global community service rotations and collaborative learning.

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Summer Student
Practitioner Program

A win-win program for students and dentist mentors. Students gain clinical experience over the summer and an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation and management of a dental practice.

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SuperChefs Community Volunteer Clinical Program

UBC Dental Hygiene and UBC Land & Food Systems Dietetics program join hands with Dr. Greg Chang, DMD 1986 in teaching nutrition and promoting oral health wellness with kids through cooking.

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