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The seven community service learning centers associated with East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, such as the profiled facility in Ahoskie, have a two-fold mission. They strive to provide innovative care, with a focus on underserved populations living in rural areas, and offer excellent hands-on training to its students. The necessity of this service and enormity of its impact are revealed in statistics and description of the program that prepares students for their service.
Many North Carolinians have faced the challenge of receiving dental care, because of a lack of affordability or low availability of dentists. In response to these challenges, East Carolina University established a School of Dental Medicine in 2011. Helping to overcome the challenge of affordability is a patient fund program. Helping to overcome the challenge of accessibility are eight community learning centers and ECU SoDM students who practice in state post-graduation.