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 Community OutreachBoca Sana Cuerpo Sano     August 21, 2014  

Boca Sano Cuerpo Sano

This outreach program, which began in 2004, assesses the oral health needs of the Hispanic population of Buffalo, provides health promotion, education and oral cancer screening to an at-risk population and exposes SDM students to the cultural diversity of the Hispanic community. The program was established to address and overcome the access to care, economic and social barriers that impede this community from seeking care at our institution or at other sites. To establish a program of such magnitude, an amalgamation of community leaders and non-profit organizations was necessary and a subsequent collaboration with Judge Mattina Community Health Center was established. The program allows the SDM to meet the educational needs of our students as well as reinforce the social, ethical and cultural standards in the dental community.

This is the only oral health outreach program currently serving the Buffalo Hispanic population and provides a critical linkage to dental services and an improvement of oral health as recommended by Healthy People 2010.

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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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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.

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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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The tradition of practicing dentists taking time to teach is as old as dentistry itself; the central role of practitioners as faculty is as old as the earliest organized dental schools.

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Established in 1892, the School of Dental Medicine continues to educate general practitioners, specialists and biomedical scientists in the art and science of oral health through our comprehensive accredited programs.

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As a proud member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University at Buffalo is committed to discovery, both basic and applied research, development and scholarship particularly related to oral health and disease.

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