GLOBAL INITIATIVES
IN ORAL & CRANIOFACIAL HEALTH

ABOUT

The Global Initiatives program strives to improve the global impact of UMSoD on oral and craniofacial health through research, education and service while providing unique opportunities of professional development and personal growth for our students, staff, and faculty.


INITIATIVES

dental students in brazil

BRAZIL

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dental students in china

CHINA

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dental students in ethiopia

ETHIOPIA

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dental student in greece

GREECE

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dental student in guatemala

GUATEMALA

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israel city scape

ISRAEL

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dental students in jamaica

JAMAICA

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dental students in kenya

KENYA

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dental students and instructors in mexico

MEXICO

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

We strive to improve global oral health and promote health equity through research, education and service
carlos gonzalez

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The camaraderie developed in a culturally immersive yet professional environment has had a lasting impact on me during my formative years here at Michigan. I will cherish these memories far beyond my time in school.

David Li, DDS

TRAVEL RESOURCES

PUBLICATIONS

Helping, Learning in Kenya

Pires, F | Michigan News, 2020

Integrative Dentistry: The key to sustainability

Brown, J; Tinawi, S | Contour Magazine, 2020 (Article based on information presented in Shantou by the GIOCH China 2019 group)

What does it mean to be in a nation where health is a constitutional right?

Bhat, M | Inter-Professional Health Student Organization Newsletter, 2019

Oral Health Status of Adults in Rural Meru, Kenya

Crouch, S; Dzingle, J; Tyus, J; Kapila, S; Eber, R; Ndege, PK, Kapila Y. | Oral health and dental management, 2016, 15(1):5-13

Community-based assessment and intervention for early childhood caries in rural El Salvador

Dabiri D, Fontana M, Kapila Y, Eckert G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. | Int Dent J. 2016 Aug;66(4):221-8. doi: 10.1111/idj.12228. Epub 2016 Apr 15.

To Brazil and Back: An International Dental Student Exchange Program

Crouch S, Farkash J, Branch A, Vasconcellos L, Veronesi G, Kapila YL. | MDAJ 2015, July:40.

Oral health status of children in rural schools in Kithoka, Kenya

Fujawa D, Tyus J, Cooper J, Dzingle J, Kapila S, Eber R, Gonzalez-Cabezas C, Ndege PK, Peck M, Peck S, Kapila Y. | OHDM 2014;13(4).

CONTACT

Interested in finding out more about Global Initiatives in Oral & Craniofacial Health at the U-M?

Contact Dr. Gonzalez at carlosgc@umich.edu.