As one of the oldest university-affiliated dental institutions in the country, the School of Dental Medicine has long been considered a leader in the education and training of clinicians, researchers, and academics who advance the field of dentistry.
With a variety of outreach programs, oral health care clinics, and an overarching commitment to serving its surrounding neighborhoods, Penn Dental has established itself as a community leader, as well.
In this month’s By The Numbers, the Current delves into the nuts and bolts of Penn Dental that keep smiles healthy in West Philadelphia and beyond.
|16,350||Total number of University-affiliated subscribers and dependents covered by the Penn Dental Plan.|
|3,800||Number of children in the Philadelphia School District that dental students and faculty worked with during the 2012-2013 academic year through classroom education, dental screening programs, and aboard the PennSmiles mobile dental clinic.|
|100,654||Number of clinical procedures performed during FY13 within the Penn Dental Faculty Practices.|
|157,152||Number of clinical procedures for FY13 peformed within Penn Dental’s various teaching clinics.|
|65,000||Total miles traveled by the PennSmiles mobile dental clinic throughout its 10-year history.|
|$3.63 million||Amount of uncompensated or undercompensated care provided in Penn Dental’s teaching clinics in FY13.|