A lifeline in dental care

A lifeline in dental care

A lifeline in dental care

Babatunde Agbola, May 2016 graduate

Limited financial resources leave many with few options to pay for the cost of dental care.

At the School of Dentistry, patients seek dental care for a reduced rate as students learn under the instruction of licensed practitioners. As a teaching dental facility, the school must maintain a constant pool of patients so students can fulfill their clinical experiences and acquire the necessary skills to succeed as dental care providers.

Still, cost is a burden for many and the Compassionate Care Fund is aimed at providing a financial lifeline to assist some patients in need.

“Without this type of fund, the beneficiaries would have been unable to afford the cost of crowns and bridge work, partial or complete dentures, and deep cleanings - some of which were needed in order to proceed through the sequence of planned treatments and achieve treatment goals,” said Babatunde Agbola, School of Dentistry May 2016 graduate.

The Compassionate Care Fund, initiated through the private RSMIS Foundation, provides a winning opportunity for patients to receive financial assistance for dental treatment, students to learn and acquire hands-on skills, the school to maintain a consistent pool of patients in the clinics, and donors to know their resources are going to a good cause.