NYU Dental Outreach to Help Poor and Underserved

img_4171In Plattsburgh, New York, NYU Dental School is having a week where the teachers and students will provide free dental services to people in the area for a week. This week starts on Sunday, September 30, 2018, and ends Friday October 5, 2018. These services will occur on a first come first served basis. There will be no services provided on October 3, 2018.

This week will help supplement those who are uninsured or have minimal insurance with dental care. These groups of children and adults are a part of the underserved community and might not otherwise be able to pay for the comprehensive dental services. This week of free dental care stemmed from an annual one day event. NYU Dental School saw the need for a larger avenue to help and created a week to provide these essential services. Hopefully this week can become an annual event like its predecessor.

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Poverty Map- US Census Bureau

Here is another interesting map that we created using Mappler which displays the percentage of the population in 2010 that was considered below the poverty line. This information was gather from the U.S. Census Bureau. Red indicates areas where 30 to about 50 percent are considered living in poverty and blue shows areas where 0 to 10 percent are considered below the poverty line.

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