Community Commitment

Outreach Abroad

China Exchange Program student participants.

In addition to offering dental services for underserved patients in the Bay Area and Central Valley, the Dugoni School also participates in outreach programs outside the United States.

As part of our graduate orthodontic curriculum, our residents and faculty members partner with the non-profit humanitarian organization Rotaplast International to treat children who suffer from cleft lip and palate throughout the globe. During these mission trips, orthodontic residents and faculty provide oral health care services, including preventive care and oral and maxillofacial surgery, to patients in developing countries, such as El Salvador, India and Vietnam. For more information about our orthodontic outreach efforts abroad, contact Dr. Marie Tolarova, professor and director of the dental school's Craniofacial and Cleft Prevention Program, at 415.749.3397.

Jamaica trip participants with local children

Jamaica trip participants passing out toothbrushes at a local school.

Our students and faculty also participate in other outreach activities abroad, including mission trips to remote or underserved areas in countries such as Fiji and Jamaica during the school's break weeks. The school also recently started a China Student Exchange Program to provide students with an opportunity to visit two dental schools in China. For more information about school-sponsored international outreach trips, please visit the links below. Students or faculty members with questions may also contact Eve Cuny at