The School of Dental Medicine has more than 60,000 patient visits per year in its clinics throughout Nevada. Its low-cost fees, about one-half to one-third of what private practices charge, save residents more than $1.6 million annually. Combined with community outreach and free clinics at the school, that equates to $3.8 million in free services to those in need.
Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic
Student John Ferrin started the clinic in 2007 in memory of his brother, Sgt. Clint Ferrin, to serve the needs of veterans who have zero insurance coverage, and earn less than $25,000 per year. The School of Dental Medicine hosts the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic eight or nine times each year and provided free treatment to more than 500 veterans.
Saturday Morning Women’s Clinic
The Saturday Morning Women’s Clinic provides free dental care to domestic violence victims within the Las Vegas area. Patients for this clinic are temporary residents at the Saturday Morning Women’s Clinic. The American Association of Women Dentists and our faculty volunteer six times a year.
Saturday Children’s Clinic
The clinic was started to offer follow-up care to underserved children who benefitted from Give Kids a Smile. The student-run clinic, which is held nine times a year, provides services for children ages five to 12. To date, the clinic has administered more than $185,000 worth of free care.
The Homeless Clinic provides dental care to uninsured and at-risk adolescents and homeless adults who are unable to obtain state services. Each year, our faculty and students provide dental treatment to more than 1,000 at-risk youth and 200 homeless adults.
Seal Nevada South
Since 2002, the Seal Nevada South Program has provided more than $170,000 worth of care to more than 25,000 Clark County elementary school students. The program offers oral health education, oral hygiene instruction, oral health screenings, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish to second and third grade students at Title 1 schools.