Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

Earlier this month, Dr. Ronald Perry, Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care and Director of the International Student D.M.D. Program, Dr. Paul Trombly, Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care, and a group of 10 international students, all IS19s, provided 308 patients with free dental care in Evensville, Tennessee, where they partnered with the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM). The group from TUSDM was comprised of Durdana Ali, Oliver Austria, Khalid Dermoumi, Zarmina Khan, Amrita Majumdar, Maria Obregon, Minuja Ojha, Nikita Patel, Peng Shi, and Kumudra Soe. The TUSDM team ran the clinic on March 9th and 10th and also helped with setup of the entire clinic on March 8th. The group provided $155,577 worth of dental services. RAM has over 135,000 volunteers and runs mobile medical clinics in the U.S. and abroad, providing free dental, as well as vision and medical care to those in need.