Dental Students Volunteer at Compassion Clinic

Dr. Nicola & Dr. Langford

On Saturday, April 22, thirty-two OHSU dental students volunteered to help provide dental service at the Compassions Clinics at Tigard High School and Clackamas Community College - Harmony Community Campus.

Department of Restorative Dentistry faculty, Dennis Nicola, DDS, FAGD, and Thad Langford, DDS, FAGD, supervised OHSU dental students providing treatment at the Dental Assisting Clinic at the Harmony  Community Campus in Milwaukie, OR.  The dental students provided care with the  Clackamas Community College Dental Students assisting.  This was the second collaboration at this location since November 2016.

The OHSU Dental Students providing dental treatment at the Harmony Road Campus:

DS4s: Vincent Kirse, Matthew Martin, Sita Ping, and Anne Purcell.

DS3s: Stephen Erwin, Jacob Goertz, Paul Klinghorn, Steven Knapp. Tylor Brekke, Daniel Mabaet, Eddie Ramires, Krista Garchar, Sahar Jaferian, and Fadi Shaya.

OHSU Dental Students at Tigard High School:

DS2s: Mikayla Ayala, Samantha Ayala. Tracy Trieu, Tuan Tran, Zachary White, Corinna Ma, William Rysenga, Kathy Trinh, Kristy Lin, Kerri Smith, Paul Lamoreau, Taylor Hunt, Rachael Hass, Casey Thien, Matthew Oda, and Haley Volkenburg.

DS1: Bradley Norman

Note: DS2 Tysa Judd, RDH, provided dental hygiene services as she is a registered dental hygienist.

2017 Compassion Connect Award Dennis Nicola

 While at the Harmony Community Campus, Dr. Nicola was presented with an "Outstanding Service Award" by Compassion Connect in recognition of his 5 years of encouraging and supervising OHSU dental students at Compassion Clinics. 

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