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University of Southern Indiana’s Dental Hygiene Outreach Is Back in Service!

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The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the University of Southern Indiana’s (USI) dental hygiene community outreach activities until cases locally had declined in severity.  Fortunately, the USI Class of 2022 is back in the community in Evansville, IN, to reach out to those in need. 

The dental hygiene students partnered with a local nursing home to provide oral assessments and referral for the residents, many of whom have been unable to see a dentist regularly.  The nursing home staff members also learned more about providing oral care for their residents by attending an in-service training, which included care of prosthetics, oral cancer screening and suggestions for providing oral care for those unable to do so themselves. 

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The students also resumed partnership with USI nursing students at a local hospital to provide oral assessment, daily care and referral for those admitted on the renal and dialysis unit. Great work!

Courtesy of the USI Dental Hygiene Program.

Published on May 11, 2022

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