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Jamaica1In January 2016, the Tufts Global Outreach program will be visiting Jamaica for the very first time! Michael Golub (D18) first visited Jamaica in 2011 as a volunteer with Healthcare International. This year three additional students [Tahira Williams (D16), Kelly Barbera (D18), Tim Kim (D18)] will be joining him along with students from Michigan dental school and faculty from the dental school at NYU. Healthcare International is an organization made up of dentists and physicians whole goal is to provide dental and medical care for patients in the rural areas of Jamaica who have little or no access to health care. The Tufts team will be providing dental extractions, cleanings, fillings as well as offering a full range of preventative care including: oral health education, free toothbrushes and toothpaste. This trip will offer the Tufts students a unique clinical experience as well as allow TUSDM to partner with an organization that has a strong proven record or providing essential care to an underserved population in Jamaica.
JamaicaA native from Jamaica, Tahira Williams (D16) states “I decided to participate firstly because it was an opportunity to go home and give back to a community that has limited access to dental care and secondly it would be a good learning experience outside of the United States.”
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Categories: Global Connections

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