The Pacific Dental Services® Foundation programs enable dentists, clinicians and volunteers to improve access to oral healthcare through mobile dental clinic events, international outreach, special needs dentistry, and dental assistant scholarships.
Special Needs Dentistry
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is committed to leading the charge to make oral health more accessible to people with special needs. While providing training to dental professionals and advocating for the special needs community, the need to increase access to oral health became prominent. The Foundation responded to this need by opening the first Pacific Dental Services Foundation Dentists for Special Needs office.
Dental Assistant Scholarships
Recognizing the importance of dental assistants to the future of dentistry, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation created the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assisting Scholarship. The scholarship provides students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, and on the job training. Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal and her heart for service, the scholarship aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted, dental assistant leaders.
Mobile Dental Clinic
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, along with Smile-Generation®-trusted clinicians and volunteers provides donated dental care across the country while spreading oral health awareness to people in challenged urban areas experiencing economic hardship. Partnering with many organizations including Arizona Mission of Mercy and The Shadows Foundation, the Foundation is able to serve those with little to no access to care.
International Service Trips
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is committed to increase the access to oral health not just locally but around the world. Through partnerships with dental schools and non-governmental organizations in Guatemala, Fiji and Ethiopia, the Foundation has been able to support these local communities through mentorship and hands on treatment also providing equipment and supplies to these rural areas. Through these efforts the hope is to empower the next generation of oral health leaders to create a sustainable model of care.