The Circle of Care

Tufts dental students provide screenings and cleanings to kids and grown-ups who otherwise may never get them

Though it’s entirely preventable, tooth decay is making a comeback. It affects about 40 percent of U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why Oral Health Across the Commonwealth (OHAC), a partnership between Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services, brings dental care to the vulnerable populations that need them. In schools, WIC centers and facilities for adults with special needs, Tufts Dental School students and faculty have helped about 40,000 patients at more than 200 sites across Massachusetts. 

Video produced by Steffan Hacker, Digital Communications.