Students provide free care at Rosebud Indian Reservation
Students provide free care at Rosebud Indian Reservation

Creighton University School of Dentistry faculty and students completed the annual fall break service trip to St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic in St. Francis S.D, a free clinic operating on Rosebud Indian Reservation, October 7-9. Supervised by Donal Scheidel, DDS’81, associate professor of diagnostic sciences, a total of eight dental students voluntarily provided 79 patients $14,686 of dental care, including hygiene instructions, fluoride varnish treatments, fillings and extractions.

Dental students provide care at the St. Francis Mission four times during the year; fall break, end of fall semester, spring break and end of summer session. During each two-and-one-half days service trip, patients are provided on average $15,000 to $18,000 of dental care.