Table 1.

Target populations and community sites receiving services from the students involved in the service-learning course

Special Needs Group ServedCommunity PartnersClock Hours (Collective)Students on ProjectAverage Hours per StudentServices Provided
*Products were donated by SDS Kerr Corporation, Sunstar Americas, GlaxoSmithKline, and Procter & Gamble.
Alzheimer’s DiseaseAlzheimer’s Association-Heart of America Chapter18.536.17Two oral health education sessions were provided for care providers and staff at the association.
 Resources were left for the association to use as needed. Sample products were distributed.
Healthy GeriatricsDon Bosco Senior Center
 Casa Felis Senior Center53510.6Oral health fairs were held at both sites. Issues critical to this population were discussed, and literature, toothbrushes, toothpaste, products for dry mouth and mouth sores, and denture care products were distributed.
Hearing and Vision ImpairmentKansas State School for the Deaf
 Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired32.556.5Worked one on one teaching teenagers how to care for their oral health. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed.
 Conducted screenings on students. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed.
AutismSherwood Center for the Exceptional Child38.7557.75Made toothprint (Kerr Corporation) bite registration for identifying children. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed.
Smoking CessationUMKC Special Patient Care Clinic38.5219.25Worked with site coordinator to develop online smoking cessation program.
Eating DisordersBaptist Lutheran Medical Center-Eating Disorder Clinic20.7536.92Presented information about the oral health complications associated with eating disorders to staff, patients, and family members. Sample products were distributed.