By AFRO Staff

Dental hygiene students and dental professionals from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) will help sixth graders from three West Baltimore schools prevent cavities by applying sealants to their teeth free of charge on Feb. 15. The middle school students are a part of the University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) CURE Scholars Program, which aims to create a pipeline to careers in health care, science and research for
students at partner West Baltimore schools including Green Street Academy, Southwest Baltimore Charter School, and Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School.

(Photo from 2019 Oral Health Promotions Day at University of Maryland)

The university provides more than $40 million each year in uncompensated care to Maryland citizens, and receives more than $667 million in extramural research funding annually.

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