Make Someone Smile: UNCW Pre-Dental Club
Critical Dental Care For Those In Need
The goal of this project is to ensure that UNCW Pre-Dental students can enhance our clinical experience in Wilmington's non-profit dental and medical clinic, Saint Mary's. This clinic provides quality oral health care to New Hanover County's most underserved residents, those who fall 200% below the poverty line or that lack health insurance coverage. The most frequently performed services are extractions and fillings that help alleviate acute pain and infections, improving the patient's overall oral health.
Inspiring Future Dentists
Simultaneously, St. Mary's facilitates a unique learning experience for its many UNCW student volunteers by creating an opportunity for UNCW students to work alongside dental professionals and UNC dental students. Through this, Saint Mary's has made UNCW Pre-Dental students highly competitive in their dental school application.
As students who directly benefit from this learning experience, we have been inspired to help St. Mary's purchase much-needed dental supplies that will help keep this valued service available to those who need it most and enhance our clinical experience. While the patients they serve provide a small donation to the clinic in exchange for their service, it is not enough to maintain the supplies needed to handle the need in our region and we can do more to help, but we need your help!
We need your help to bring a smile to someone's face.
Our goal is to raise $2,000 to purchase supplies for the clinic that we can put to use to help members of our community who need it most.
Your gift to the project will put us closer to reaching this goal and 100% of your contribution will go directly to helping our student organization purchase the following:
- Sealant for cavity protection
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Extraction instruments
- Film for dental x-rays
- Chair covers, face masks, trash bags, disinfectant
- Local anesthetic
Donate today and share our project to help spread the word!
Hulya, Arthur, Andrew and Eshangi
UNCW Pre-Dental Club members