Community Involvement & Public Health Projects
Smiles for Veterans Accordion Closed
Beaver Creek Smiles Accordion Closed
Beaver Creek Smiles
The NAU Dental Hygiene Department was awarded a $25,000.00 grant from Delta Dental! Thanks to Mrs. Smith, the students of Beaver Creek School will receive much needed FREE preventative dental care right here in our clinic! Thank you Mrs. Smith & Delta Dental for making this possible!
AZ MOM North Accordion Closed
2019 AZ MOM NORTH
2019 was the first year AZ MOM had an event in Northern Arizona. We have such an amazing dental community here in Northern Arizona. We were able to provide dental services to over 700 people for FREE! It was such an amazing experience and nothing beats helping those in need. It was a HUGE success thanks to the help of Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith was the Coordinator for the event and without her, it would not have been possible!
We hope to have another AZ MOM event in the near future, stay tuned!
Project Zero Accordion Closed
We LOVE our community! The NAU Dental Hygiene Department travels to surrounding elementary schools to provide FREE dental services to children in need. We love working with children and educating them on the importance of good oral health!
Discover NAU Accordion Closed
Discover Dental Hygiene at Discover NAU Day
Discover NAU Day affords high school and college students the opportunity to obtain an up-close and personal look at our outstanding dental hygiene program and student services. Dental hygiene students volunteer to answer questions of potential students at this information fair and host tour sessions to provide specifics about the program
Homecoming Parade Accordion Closed
Homecoming Day Parade
During Homecoming, which has been a Northern Arizona University tradition since 1924, we welcome alumni back to campus to enjoy a week of activities. Activities include: Bonfire and pep rally, Alumni awards, Mr. Lumberjack pageant, Homecoming Dedicatee banquet, Homecoming Day parade, and the Football game.
2016- FIRST PLACE!
2017 – FIRST PLACE!
2018 – FIRST PLACE!
2019 – 3rd PLACE!
2020 No Parade 🙁
2021- 2nd Place!
Kiddie Clinic Accordion Closed
Every year, the Dental Hygiene Program brings help to community children by opening up the clinic on a Saturday at deeply discounted prices! Dental hygiene students and faculty provide exams, cleanings, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments for children!
It’s a fun-filled day full of decorations, face painting, balloons, and oral hygiene education with a different theme every year!
2021/2022 theme was “A Day at the Farm”
2020 theme was “Jungle Safari!”
2019 theme was “Under the Sea!”
Special Smiles Day Accordion Closed
NAU Special Smiles Day
Project zero: Women and Infants Accordion Closed
Impact of oral health integration into maternal/child care on pregnant women and their infants’ health
Women and Infants examines the impact of oral health integration into maternal/child care on pregnant women and their infants’ health through consultation and training with health providers and implementation of quality improvement methodology in healthcare facilities that serve the target populations. This pilot project supports data analysis in an identified health system with a focus on access to dental care and improved dental outcomes on children. Women and Infants is funded by the US Department of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Grant #H47MC2918, PI Denise Muesch Helm. More information on this project can be found here.
Funding for this project has expired.