As members of BOCA, we are proud of our accomplishments!
Since 2004, we have led over 40 dental outreach
trips both abroad and in various communities across the
Nearly 500 Buffalo dental students have
participated in the program, joining over 25 different
faculty members and residents.
On our missions, we strive to provide the dental care most
needed by a particular community. Primarily, this includes surgical
extractions and restorative dental work, as well as hygiene,
sealants and dental education.
By The Numbers
Being typical dental students, we can't ignore the statistical
impact of our dental work!
Our current tallies indicate that we have seen 16,000
patients on outreach trips since 2004.
We have performed over 8,432 dental
restorations and extracted over 14,470
For those in private practice, this is the equivalent
of over $3,856,049 in free dental work.
Considering that most of our patients live in huts without heat or
electricity and have no previous dental care, this is a pretty
While the most important beneficiaries of our dental work are
the patients, the dental students who attend these missions are
They not only gain insight into lives that are often less
privileged than their own, but have the opportunity to do
extraordinary amounts of dental work.
Depending on the trip, the average student performs between
30-60 extractions and up to 25 restorations in a week!