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Rural and Underserved Opportunities Program

Even before becoming practicing clinicians in their third year, students have a chance to experience dentistry in a community setting through RUOP. The four-week program takes place in the summer after first year and gives students a pre-clinical training opportunity at rural and underserved community dental clinic sites.

Class of 2026 RUOP Cohort
Class of 2026 RUOP Cohort

Students perform caries risk assessments, apply fluoride varnish, take alginate impressions, mount X-rays, perform basic dental charting and more. Information will be presented and applications accepted by the end of winter quarter in first year.

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