Community Health

Oral health outcomes vary dramatically among different communities in the United States, and many low-income, rural, and minority communities may struggle to access dental care. At HSDM, the Office of Global and Community Health connects students and faculty with community partners to improve oral health across the nation. The Office currently partners with multiple area community health centers, Health Care for All, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and CareMore to pioneer new approaches to oral health. The Office also participates in health services research to explore best practices to improve community oral health access.