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UNC Dental Student Health Action Coalition (PDF, 327 KB)
The Dental Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), established in 1967, is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. SHAC only treats individuals who have been chosen using a lottery system; the clinic does not treat individuals on a first-come, first-serve basis. Services include emergency care, screenings, cleanings, fillings, and extractions. The clinic aims to treat all incoming individuals in need of care but is limited by capacity. The purpose of this program is two-fold: individuals who need dental care receive increased access to services, and dental students receive clinical experience.

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Center for Patients with Special Needs (PDF, 329 KB)
The Center for Patients with Special Needs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine was officially established in 2008. A primary objective of the Center is to provide comprehensive dental care for adult patients with special needs, including physical, intellectual, developmental, sensory, and complex medical conditions. Dental students, residents, and dentists in the community are trained in best practices for patients with special needs. The program also aims to give individuals with disabilities a continuous relationship with the same dental practice. Services include cleanings, x-rays, fillings, root canals, oral surgery, and provider education. The center treats individuals of all ages.

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School (PDF, 328 KB)
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School provides dental care at a reduced price. Supervised dental students provide the following services: screenings, fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, and referrals. The clinic does not have eligibility requirements for new clients; however, dental needs must match the services offered at the clinic in order to receive care. The services offered are determined by the types of skills dental students are learning at the time.

USC-Union Rescue Mission Dental Clinic (PDF, 666 KB) Promising Program
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC) partnered with Union Rescue Mission (URM), a nonprofit shelter for the homeless in downtown Los Angeles, to open the USC-URM Dental Clinic. The clinic is dedicated solely to restoring the oral health and smiles of residents of Skid Row, an area in Downtown Los Angeles with one of the largest populations of homeless individuals in the United States.

Utah Refugee Oral Health Program (PDF, 355 KB)
The Utah Refugee Health Program previously provided coverage for dental services. The program worked with providers, resettlement agencies, local health departments, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to ensure that services were culturally appropriate. While the program covered a variety of types of care and health screenings, dental services included: screenings, cleanings, sealants, x-rays, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures, root canals, and oral surgery. It served refugees within the first 90 days of their arrival in the United States.