Institute for Latin American Concern Dental Program

Service learning on a global scale.

1,200 patients; 6 rural campos; 1 annual trip: the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) dental program sends teams to rural campos in the Dominican Republic each summer. These teams include two dental students, a volunteer dentist and often a faculty member.

Taking Dentistry Abroad

With generators, compressors, dental chairs and other equipment, Creighton dental students are able to provide an array of services to Dominican children and families. Services offered include:

  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Cleanings

A History of Helping Others

ILAC began in the early 1970s as an immersion experience for Jesuits. The dental component has been a part of the program from its earliest days. As times and technologies change, the ILAC dental program continues to evolve. Creighton dental students discover new ways to make meaningful contributions to children and families in need—locally, nationally and globally.