The University of Louisville Clinical Outreach Scholars is a joint effort between the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, the South Central AHEC and the staff at the Dental Clinic in Bowling Green. The Dental Clinic is located in the Medical Center's Free Clinic. This relationship began in the fall of 2006 when we had our first group of students.
Five senior dental students are selected to participate and they receive a decrease in their dental school tuition (about $3000) and are a recognized University of Louisville School of Dentistry Honor. The program is from September to April each year.
Two students come out for a day each month to one of four clinics. Two of those clinics are located in the South Central AHEC: Dental Clinic in Bowling Green and the Richard Miller Clinic in Elizabethtown. The other clinics are Paducah's Children's Free Clinic and Henderson's Children's Free Clinic.
These students provide dental treatments (fillings, extractions, suturing, bone filing, x-rays, etc.) to patients which counts toward their required clinical experience and provides an additional source of services in our rural communities.
For more information contact Dr. Lee Mayer.