Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Information on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on patient care and School/University operations. Plus, resources for the Penn Dental Medicine community and alumni.

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Community Affiliations

PennSmiles Program: Promoting Oral Health in the Community

Penn Dental Medicine is bringing healthy smiles to children throughout the Philadelphia community through PennSmiles, an oral health outreach program that travels to area schools, Head Start programs, and other neighborhood sites. Through classroom instruction and the use of the PennSmiles mobile dental van, faculty and students of Penn Dental Medicine provide:

  • Oral health education to children as well as parents.
  • Dental screenings and referrals for dental care.
  • Dental treatment on the PennSmiles dental van.

The PennSmiles dental van, a mobile clinic of Penn Dental Medicine, is fully equipped for on-site care, featuring two dental chairs and all the necessary equipment for dental examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and basic dental fillings. The services offered on the PennSmiles van meet the same high standards of quality maintained in all of the Penn Dental Medicine clinics and are provided by experienced dental faculty and students.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine also supports many community service projects, community outreach and volunteer work. If you are interested in having Penn Dental Medicine students participate in your community project or event, please download and complete the request form » and email it to, fax it to 215-573-9606.

Support PennSmiles/Community Outreach Programs

To make a gift or to learn more on how to support PennSmiles and other community outreach programs, contact:

Elizabeth Ketterlinus
Vice Dean, Institutional Advancement
240 S. 40th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Make a gift online »

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