Project Title: Community Outreach Dental Program (CODP), University of Adelaide
The Community Outreach Dental Project (CODP) of the University of Adelaide has been in operation for six years. The program aims to provide timely dental care for some of the estimated 7,500 homeless people within Adelaide and surrounds. As part of the Final Year Dental Students program, students are rostered through the clinic where they are mentored by experienced volunteer private dentists and university staff. This unique experience enriches their learning and understanding about the complex needs of homeless and marginalised people. The positive impact of this program on the students is demonstrated by the fact that for the past five years the Dental Students Association has conducted an annual sleep out to raise funds for CODP and to raise community awareness.
Project Type: Humanitarian/Education
Project Status: ongoing
Contact: Margie Steffens OAM, email@example.com
City/State: Adelaide, South Australia