The College of Dentistry seeks to continually improve the oral health of the people of Nebraska through outreach to underserved populations. We feel that, as a state supported institution, we have a purposeful responsibility to be part of the dental safety net for the State of Nebraska. Our outreach activities allow our students, faculty and staff to provide information, instruction and oral health care to underserved populations across the state. 

Children's Dental Day

Students and faculty provide free dental screenings, cleaning and care to underserved children in Nebraska. Started in 2001, over 6,000 children have been treated and the services provided are valued at over $3M.  Learn more


Dental SHARING Clinics

Students and faculty provide free dental care to the underserved twice each year through Student Health Alliance Reaching Indigent Needy Groups (SHARING) clinics. Patients are primarily referred from Clinic with a Heart. Up to 100 patients are seen at each SHARING clinic.  Learn more


Sealant Program

Dental hygiene students provide examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatment and sealants in 15 schools in Omaha, 7 schools in Lincoln and 4 sites in the Panhandle. Annually, over 2,000 children receive care.  Learn more


Teledentistry Program

The college's teledentistry program gives practitioners in rural Nebraska the opportunity to conduct patient consults via two way audio-video with dental specialists at the college.  Learn more


Community Partnerships

Students and faculty volunteer their time to provide dental care to the underserved through community organizations including:
- Clinic with a Heart
- Nebraska Mission of Mercy
- Special Olympics Special Smiles
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Mission Trips

Students participate in international mission trips to provide dental care to the underserved.  Learn more