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Service to the community is an essential component built into the Dental and Dental Hygiene curricula at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD).  The students are provided with community based experiences to enhance awareness of diverse, under represented and under served populations outside the university setting.  This service includes three components.

1.  Community Service - Community Engagement, Volunteerism, etc. for any "worthy" cause

2.  Service Learning - Clinical or Non-clinical community service with a dental career focus
3.  Service Learning Community-Based Externships - Clinical or non-clinical, career focused extramural proctorsips


Student Community Clinical Rotation Sites

     Home of the Innocents - Louisville

     Underwood and Lee Clinic - Louisville

     Richard Miller Clinic - Elizabethtown

     Children and Youth Project - Louisville

     Kosair - Eastern Parkway Pediatric Clinic - Louisville

     Park Duvall Primary Care Centers - Louisville

     Family Health Service Primary Care Clinic - Louisville


International - Dental and interdisciplinary healthcare missions to Honduras, Belize, Philippines, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic sponsored by:  International Service Learning Program (ISLP) Department in the University of Louisville Division of Student Affairs or other groups.


Service Learning and/or Community Service Student Organizations

     ULSD Student RAM Organization

     SNDA - Student National Dental Association

     CMDA - Christian Medical Dental Association

     Alpha Omega (Internatonal Fraternity)

     Psi Omega (International Fraternity)

     HDA - Hispanic Dental Association

     LASDA - Louisville American Student Dental Association

     SADHA - Student American Dental Hygiene Association


Community Affiliates

     KY AHEC Program

     SMILE KY!  Steering Committee

     KY Cancer Program

     Louisville-Metro Oral Health Safety Net Providers Coalition

     KY Oral Health Coalition

     ADA - American Dental Association

     KDA - Kentucky Dental Association

     LDS - Louisville Dental Society

     ADHA - Amreican Dental Hygienists' Association

     KYDHA - Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association

     LDDHA - Louisville District Dental Hygienist Association

     Ryan White Program

     RAM KY

     Kosair Charities


ULSD Community Office Contacts

     Dr. Lee S. Mayer MS, DMD, FACD

     Associate Professor

     Director Community Dental Health

     lsmayer02@louisville, edu

     502-852-1209 office

     502-852-1220 fax

     Julie Drury RDH, CHPE, MS

     Clinical Assistant Professor

     502-852-6529 office

     502-852-1220 fax

     Jacqueline Williams

     Administrative Assistant

     502-852-5086 office

     501-851-1220 fax

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