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Charlotte Peterson and Deborah Fleming Recipients of 2004 Ueltschi Service Learning Grant

Dental hygiene faculty members Charlotte Peterson and Deborah Fleming have been selected as recipients of a 2004 Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grant through the UNC-CH APPLES Service Learning Program. Partnering with Durham Exchange Club Industries, a community-based rehabilitation program serving disabled adults in a sheltered workshop environment, second year dental hygiene students will be able to enroll in a newly developed course entitled Community-Based Dental Hygiene Service Learning Facilitated Study. Course goals include assessment of basic dental health needs of clients including factors that limit access to dental care for this population and the development and implementation of educational programs to address dental care needs. Students will travel to the sheltered workshop facility to work directly with clients and staff.

Posted: 11/10/2009