On February 12, 2011, The UC San Diego Pre-Dental Society partnered with the Dental Health Initiative and the San Diego County Dental Society for Give Kids a Smile Day. About 400 free screenings, varnish, and sealants were provided to children.
Pacific Partnership 2013 & Continuing Promise 2013
"This was an incredible and gratifying experience. I am glad to have been part of a team that has committed to strengthening cross-cultural relationships and providing health care to some the most unprivileged people. This mission has not only given me a greater perspective on the importance of health care, but also the need to embrace different cultures and people around the world" - Tiki Le (USNS Mercy 2008)
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UCSD Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project was founded in 1999
Operates 3 dental clinics in San Diego that provide free dental services.
* Manage and staff by undergraduate students
Provides health professionals & students opportunities to volunteer in foreign countries.
* Mexico with the Thousands Smile Foundation and NorCal Project
* Asia, Pacific & Oceania Islands, Caribbean, Central & South America with the U.S. Navy on humanitarian missions
Received 2 American Dental Association Golden Apple Awards
Numerous national, state, and county awards and recognitions