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SCOPE Celebrates Community Outreach Success, Welcomes New Officers

SCOPE officers for the 2010-2011 academic year.

August  06, 2010

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's student-organized community outreach program, SCOPE, has something to celebrate: during the 2009-2010 academic year the group provided free oral hygiene education and dental screenings to more than 1,000 people at a variety of events, including 30-plus community health fairs, 10 classroom visits and three Project Homeless Connect days. Participation by the student body was high; in particular, 100% of the IDS Class of 2011 participated in community outreach events last year.

"Their passion and determination is inspiring to us all," said Joy Magtanong-Madrid, SCOPE Co-President for the 2009-2010 academic year. "We hope the classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 can match their success."

Building off of last year's momentum, the newest SCOPE members are already gearing up with a new set of officers for the 2010-2011 year:

  • Co-Presidents: Lauren Odono & Soseh Zamani
  • Vice President: Stacy Gulland
  • Secretary: Aashima Sharma
  • Public Relations: Diane Anthony & Chirag Vaid
  • Classroom Representatives: Benita Ng, Blake Gutierrez & Nida Shakil
  • Project Homeless Connect Liaison: Kevin Walker
  • IDS 2011 Representative: Dr. Naira Tariq Kraipak
  • IDS 2012 Representative: Dr. Aman Chhokar
  • DDS 2013 Representatives: Anna de Leon and Ericka Buyco

SCOPE — short for "Student Community Outreach for Public Education" — has been operating successfully at the Dugoni School of Dentistry for more than a decade. The student-run program's mission is to develop dental professionals committed to improving the health of all people. The faculty advisor for the group is Chris Miller, RDH, MHS, MA, the school's director of community programs.

Category Type: Community Outreach

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu