About us

About us

The Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach coordinates and expands community engagement activities of students and faculty in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. The department consists of community-based dental education programs, such as service-learning and community service activities for dental and dental hygiene students, as well as community partnerships for improved access to oral health in urban and suburban areas.

The mission of the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach embraces a commitment to socially responsible education, patient care, research, and the community in educating competent clinicians who will serve the needs of the public and improve the health and well-being of society.