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In the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies, serving those in need is a cornerston
College of Health Professions students in the schools of audiology, dental hygiene, healthcare administration and leadership, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies and professional psychology celebrated graduation with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Smile Care Everywhere provided more than $185,000 of dental hygiene services to nearly 400 underserved patients in 2015.
Three students in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies design plan to help bridge the gap between obstetric care and dental care for pregnant women at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.
Students in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies look for ways to bring diversity to their chosen profession.
Students in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies seek ways to increase dental care for children in foster care.
The Spring 2016 issue of Pacific magazine is now available in print and online. This issue features several stories about how alumni, students and employees live out the "care" portion of Pacific's mission. Also included is a special insert, Transforming Care, about interprofessional education and practice.
Malea Johnson DHS '14
Oral health affects the whole body — which is why Malea Johnson DHS ‘14 is integrating dental care with medical care for Colorado’s rural residents.
The coordinated dental care practice is helping lead the charge for the university’s 24-hour giving drive, during which Pacific hopes to collect gifts from 2,016 donors.
Students, faculty and staff, as well as DHS alumni and members of the Washington County Dental Society will provide low-income children with complimentary preventative and restorative care as part of a nationwide initiative by the American Dental Association.

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