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 Community OutreachBOCALocal Outreach     July 31, 2014  

Local Outreach

BOCA members volunteer their time in the local community, with the goal of assisting others and providing dental education to our local communities.  Following are some of our recent local outreach efforts:

Friends of Night People
     BOCA members volunteered at this soup kitchen, where we had an educational table & helped serve food & pass out clothes.

Bristol Home

     BOCA members went to this assisted living facility on Main St. where we did an educational presentation & played BINGO with the residents.

Schofield Adult Day Program
     BOCA members volunteered with this day program for adults in downtown/South Buffalo where we did an educational presentation & played BINGO with the adults.

9 Amish Schools in Sherman, NY
     BOCA members screened & educated over 300 children.

     Read about the Amish Outreach effort on
          Pages 20-22 of the Summer 2012 UB Dentist.

Special Olympics

     BOCA members worked at events in Buffalo & Rochester to educate & make mouthguards for athletes.

UB Creole Student Association

     BOCA members collected school supplies to send to schools in Haiti

 

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Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA) is a SDM organization administered by dental students and dedicated to providing care to underserved areas. Students and faculty deliver much needed dental treatment to such locations as Appalachia, Belize, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico and Vietnam and as well as in the Buffalo area.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH >

Each year, volunteers guide hundreds of children through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic and to dental cleanings and treatment at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's annual "Give Kids a Smile Day."

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH >

Since 1997 the School of Dental Medicine has operated a mobile dental unit (MDU) serving Chautauqua County in Western New York. The MDU averages approximately 3,100 patient visits per year. 

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The UB Smile Team promotes dental education and provides free oral health care in areas of the world that lack adequate access to treatment. 

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