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International Partners in Health
NYUCD Marks 16th Outreach to the Dominican Republic














NYUCD's 16th outreach to the Dominican Republic took place in November with a 31-member faculty-student team sponsored by the NYUCD–Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program.

The team worked for five long days in a temporary clinic inside a local school in an underserved area in Santo Domingo, providing 800 children and adults with 3,481 procedures, including prophylaxes, fluoride varnishes, sealants, restorative treatments, and extractions.

The team included Dr. Stuart Hirsch, Vice Dean for International Initiatives & Development; Dr. Roy Sonkin, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Lily Lim, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Richard Weledniger, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care; Dr. Zachary Sonkin, Class of 2008; Dr. Jared Frisbie-Teel, Instructor in Endodontics; Dr. Ashish Patel, Teaching Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Eugenia Mejia, Director of Admissions; Ms. Rachel Hill, Program Administrator in the Office of International Initiatives & Development; Ms. Lisa Haystrand, Research Administrator in the Office of International Initiatives & Development; and Dr. Lupo Villega, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.

Additional volunteers included Dr. Ben Liu, PG Pediatric Dentistry '11; Dr. Michael Wahl, PG Pediatric Dentistry '12; Dr. Maria Alvarez, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Pediatric Dentistry '11; Dr. Fardad Tayebaty, PG Endodontics '11; Dr. Daniela Marinescu, PG Endodontics '11; Dr. Pragya Goel, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry ‘11; Dr. Rehab Hamoui, Advanced Program for International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry ‘11; the following students in the DDS Class of 2012: Mr. Lucio Cardoso, Ms. Katayoun Tajik, Ms. Karen Mak, and Mr. Eric Chiang; and the following students in the DDS Class of 2011: Mr. Julian Issacs, Mr. Enrique Piton, Mr. Amir Awadalla, Ms. Sapna Adappa, Ms. Agnes Hernandez, Mr. Prospero Matos, Ms. Lindsay Stearn, Mr. Andrew-Sunjun Kim, and Ms. Katrina Liu.