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Chris Hines (D22) and Evan Gallegos (D21) conducted a workshop providing oral health maintenance advice to the residents of Casa Myrna, which is an organization that provides shelter to victims of Domestic Violence.

Evan Gallegos (D21) reflects: “Many of the shelter’s residents were unaware of TUSDM’s dental program that offers free dental services to victims of Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence. We were privileged to have the opportunity to recommend TUSDM’s program to them, and possibly connect these underserved patient’s to dental care they would otherwise have low access to. Our primary mission during our vocation as a dentist is to provide dental care to underserved patients, and connect underserved patients to dental professionals. We were extremely grateful for this opportunity that allowed us to work towards fulfilling our career goal. “