BOCA also organizes several outreach programs in various international locations every year, typically for a one-week duration over Spring or Summer break. These programs offer our dental students and faculty members the opportunity to provide much-needed care and experience new cultures. BOCA's first international program was took place 2004, and over the years we have led outreach programs in the following countries: Dominican Republic, Senegal, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico, Tonga, and Vietnam.
In 2012, BOCA began offering domestic outreach programs, in partnership with Remote Area Medical (RAM). Groups of approximately 20 dental students, accompanied by SDM faculty members, provide donated dental care to underserved communities within the United States. The majority of our outreach programs with RAM take place in Tennessee and Kentucky, and are typically a weekend experience.
Monroe County, Tennessee (January)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (March)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (March)
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic (June)
Dakar, Senegal (July)