North Carolina Dental Students Making a Difference in Malawi
Yesterday we posted about the ADA Foundation Bud Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award which recognizes dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the U.S.
The ADA Foundation also recognizes one dental school student program each year for demonstrating excellence in providing services to underserved populations outside of the U.S. through the Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award. Established in 2012, the Zwemer Award provides $5,000 to one dental school on behalf of the students’ winning outreach program.
Why Malawi? As the project’s blog notes, the country of almost 14 million people has fewer than 15 dentists.
Congratulations to these hardworking dental students for making a difference!