USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach

$4,625 of $25k goal

Raised by 43 people in 13 months
USC DHOP fosters a passion to educate impoverished populations in oral hygiene and caries prevention, so that they can carry that message to a younger generation. Our objective is for local and international humanitarian groups, USC dental students, faculty and alumni to come together with the common interest of providing the highest quality of periodontal treatment, operative dentistry, and oral surgery to those that need it most. Every year, we attempt to extend our reach. In 2009 and 2010, we organized efforts in Copan, Honduras. In 2011, our brigade served over 600 people in the deprived suburbs of Cartagena, Colombia. In December of 2012, approximately 40 dental students, 6 dentists, and several RDHs and RDAs embarked to Nairobi, Kenya. In December 2013, DHOP traveled to Treasure Beach, Jamaica to operate a 4 day Restorative and Oral Surgery clinic that served almost 400 men, women, and children. In 2014, we traveled to the Philippines, our farthest destination yet! Our most recent trip to Belize proved to be one of the most successful. With the hard work of over 50 dental students, we provided the most endodontic (root canal) treatments to date and restored many beautiful smiles! Throughout all of our travels, volunteers experienced new challenges, extreme personal and professional growth, and truly learned the definition of dedicated public service. Please help us continue our efforts in providing quality dentistry and education to underserved communities around the globe!
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Update 6
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4 months ago
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2 weeks from our departure for Cambodia! You can help us make this dream a reality by donating to our cause! $25 can provide sealants for 10 children that will prevent them from cavities! GoFundMe.com/dhopusc2016

Cambodia here we come! ✈️
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Update 5
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4 months ago
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Less than 6 weeks before we depart on our next mission to Cambodia! Thank you for helping us provide the best standard of care to our patients!
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Update 4
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6 months ago
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Thank you so much to our supporters thus far!
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Update 3
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6 months ago
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Our executive board hard at work planning our mission to Cambodia!
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$4,625 of $25k goal

Raised by 43 people in 13 months
Created February 25, 2016
$100
Anonymous
22 days ago
KC
$25
Kayla Comphel
3 months ago
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Proud of you Patrick Myatt!!

KM
$115
Karen Mizelle
3 months ago

Congratulations Katie Schwartz! I was catching up on your mom's blog and saw your post. Such a wonderful thing that you and your fellow classmates are doing! Keep up the good work all of you!

CH
$20
Colette Hope
4 months ago
VN
$20
Vicky Nguyen
4 months ago
JS
$50
Jose Soto
4 months ago
SF
$20
Sabrina Fani
4 months ago

This is awesome. Proud of you Judy!

$20
Anonymous
4 months ago
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
CL
$500
Christie Laming
4 months ago

What a wonderful cause. I know your mom is so proud, Katie. I'm so happy there are people like you and your classmates in the world

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