ARRA: Mobile Dental Van Program for Rural Mississippi Delta Region of Western Kentucky

  • Ebersole, Jeffrey (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (UKCD) proposes to obtain a mobile dental van to: (1) increase dental safety-net services to vulnerable children in the Mississippi Delta region of western Kentucky; (2) increase dental student and residency educational experiences in pediatric dentistry in rural communities; and (3) link the educational and services arms ofthe UKCD mission to implementation and dissemination of research findings to improve oral health of communities. The UKCD currently operates 3 mobile dental vans in partnership with the State Office of Oral Health, providing educational, service and research outcomes. The purchase of an additional van will allow us to expand our educational program to the Kentucky Mississippi Dental region thus increasing training capacity, as well as dental services to preschool and elementary school children in rural dentally underserved areas of the state.
Effective start/end date9/1/102/29/12


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