Texas A&M University College of Dentistry has a strong presence in the community as the largest single provider of oral health care in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Each year, nearly 200,000 children and adults benefit from oral screenings, examinations, sealant applications and educational programs offered through the college at health fairs, nursing homes, elementary schools and correctional facilities. In addition, patients make more than 100,000 visits annually to the dental school’s clinics to receive treatment for a wide variety of oral health issues.
The college’s Department of Public Health Sciences continues to raise awareness among students about the need for strong public health programs. Fourth-year students are required to participate in a one-week rotation in a public health care setting that includes a three-day sealant program in area elementary schools.