Dental Health Science helps make on-site clinic a reality for local retirement community

Oct. 25, 2011 - School partners with Forest Dental Products to equip Cornell Estates retirement community's new clinic. Students give oral health presentation during grand opening celebration and will offer reduced oral health services to residents.

Students from Pacific University's School of Dental Health Science took part in the grand opening of a dental clinic at Cornell Estates retirement community in Hillsboro on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the students gave an oral health presentation to attendees, including residents and staff, that focused on the intricate connection between dental health and overall physical health.

Cornell Estates’ in-house dental clinic is the culmination of a reciprocal community partnership project with Pacific's College of Health Professions that began three years ago.

Cornell Estates residents serve as mentors to assist Pacific students in their field work experiences.

In the partnership projects with the Dental Health Science program, senior dental hygiene students provide basic dental hygiene services at reduced rates for Cornell Estates residents, who in turn convey to students the unique challenges of maintaining optimum oral health as people age.

The School of Dental Health Science facilitated the donation of clinic equipment from Forest Dental Products. Pacific and Forest Dental have also partnered to provide additional entities with dental eqiupment totaling more than $100,000.


Posted by Joe Lang ( on Oct 25, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM

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