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Dentist and Dental Hygienist Careers

Public Health Dentistry — Career News & Information, IHS Impressions, IHS Division of Oral Health, Opportunity Adventure Purpose
Quarterly Newsletter Vol. 6, Issue 3 
 
Public Service Careers–Caring is Everything

valachovicRichard Valachovic, D.M.D., eyed the scrawny teenager. Jude was unkempt and dirty, but also witty and personable. Jude lived on the streets of Boston after running away from a brutal home situation. Then one day he was stricken with intolerable pain in his jaw. Jude sought help from a mobile van providing dental services to homeless kids in which Dr. Valachovic volunteered.

At the time, Dr. Valachovic was the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Cambridge, Mass. He was a pediatric dentist by training and practice, and an educator by profession. Dr. Valachovic took the youngster’s medical history and became increasingly alarmed. Something was wrong – something more than an erupting wisdom tooth and more than the absence of having a bed to sleep in at night.

“I recognized that Jude had an underlying cardiac condition that was being aggravated by his dental situation,” Dr. Valachovic said. “It was severe.”
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IHS DOH Externship Selection Continues

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Applications for the 2009 spring and summer IHS externships closed on February 28th with a total of 322 dental students from 49 US dental schools applying. IHS placed 91 students in 2008 and expects to place more than 100 this year. Keep your phone and email lines open as selections will continue through the end of March. More


Planning Your Dental Career?

Check out our online vacancy listing to get up-to-date employment information. Go to www.dentist.ihs.gov and click on the link for “Current Vacancies.”

Keep In Touch With IHS Dental News

Join the Dental Recruitment ListServ! Go to www.dentist.ihs.gov and follow the instructions on the home page.

 
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IHS Snap Facts
Access to IHS Dental Care

350 Hospitals and clinics in 35 states

1,014 IHS dentists and dental hygienists

371,000 Patients treated annually

121,000 Patients receiving one or more topical fluoride treatments annually

241,000 Sealants placed annually

 

 




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Recruiting Corner — At Your Place

3/16/09–3/17/09 ADEA Annual Session, Phoenix, AZ
3/25/09 ATSU-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
3/26/09 ASDA 39th Annual Session Exhibitor Fair, Louisville, KY
4/14/09 Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Annual
Research and Vendor Fair
4/14/09 University of Iowa Guest Lecture and Lunch and Learn
4/15/09 University of the Pacific School of Dentistry Annual Exhibitor Fair
4/24/09–4/25/09 Star of the North Dental Convention, St. Paul, MN

More information on IHS Recruiting Events

Interested in a Lunch and Learn at your school? Contact a Dental Recruiter or call 1-800-447-3368.

IHS Division of Oral Health Online


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Dental Recruiter
Toll Free: 1-800-IHS-DENT (447-3368)

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