Extramural Rotation in Dentistry
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All senior dental students at UIC, College of Dentistry participate in extramural rotations. Majority of the students spend 16 weeks out in the community rendering care to the under-served population. The purpose of the rotation is to raise students’ knowledge of and sensitivity to the oral health needs of underserved populations in the state of Illinois and elsewhere, and to acquaint students with the social, cultural, community, economic, health service system and political issues involved in meeting those needs. The community-based service-learning clinical rotations will give students the opportunity to provide dental services to diverse and vulnerable patient populations including the homeless, the elderly, indigent children and adults, migrant workers and persons with special needs under the guidance of community-based faculty; as well as expand access to care opportunities to underserved populations.