Dentistry Class of 2021 Service to the Community

the pitch
Everyone deserves a bright smile! As first-year dental students, we want to do our part by raising funds to support McGill Dentistry’s Service to the Community Program.

the highlights

  • Provide free and reduced cost dental care to vulnerable members of the Montreal community who are not able to afford or access it
  • Promote the McGill Service to the Community Program within the Montreal community
  • Educate the public about the importance of oral health and hygiene

the story
Every year, McGill’s Service to the Community Program serves thousands of patients who would otherwise not have access to dental care. Patients receive care from our various clinics, which include the McGill Mobile Dental Clinic (MMDC), the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic, the Pediatric Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Jim Lund Clinic at the Welcome Mission Hall, and the Summer Clinic. All of these clinics provide free or reduced cost dental care to vulnerable members of the Montreal community.

As first-year dental students, we are introduced to McGill Dentistry’s Service to the Community Program through our participation in the McGill Mobile Dental Clinic (MMDC), where we assist and shadow the third- and fourth-year dental students. It’s an enriching experience to help our peers and interact with the patients, and we want to do even more!

We’re asking for your support so that the Service to the Community Program can continue to fund treatments for our patients. So far, this Program has had an incredible impact in the Montreal community:

  • Mobile Dental Clinic has treated 132 patients, providing $84,823 worth of free dental care.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Clinic has treated 3,252 patients, providing $2,346,224 worth of reduced cost dental care.
  • Jim Lund Clinic has treated 721 patients, providing $345,413 worth of free dental care
  • Pediatric Clinic has treated 150 patients, providing $51,571 worth of free dental care
  • Summer Clinic has treated 953 patients, providing $451,928 worth of free dental care

The success of these clinics depends on philanthropic support from donors. Please help us continue McGill Dentistry’s important mission to provide free and reduced-cost, quality dental care to as many patients as possible in the Montreal community!

Meet the Project Team: 
Khalid Hossain
  • First year dental student
  • Marketing
  • I’m 2 degrees away from meeting the Beatles.
Maryam Tarar
  • First year dental student
  • Activity Coordinator
  • I love chocolate!

 

Mariana Capretz
  • First year dental student
  • Financial Coordinator
  • I’ve been to Antarctica

 

Elena Aivaliklis
  • First year dental student
  • Social media and Communications Coordinator
  • I speak four languages (English, French, Greek and Italian)

 

Rachel Korman
  • First year dental student
  • Activity Coordinator
  • I’ve been to Tasmania and seen Tasmanian devils!

 

Stamatis Kouniaris
  • First year dental student
  • Activity Coordinator
  • I am learning how to code in my spare time.

 

Georgina Lamontagne
  • First year dental student
  • Activity Coordinator
  • I’ve taken a selfie with an alpaca at one of the seven wonders of the world.