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University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Colorado Smilemakers Mobile Clinic Dental Van

Providing Comprehensive Dental Treatment to Colorado’s Underserved Children

Dental Van

Director: Dr. Bernard Karshmer

The Colorado Smilemakers Mobile Clinic is staffed by School of Dental Medicine’s faculty and students. It provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative services to underprivileged children in Colorado counties which are underserved.

The Colorado Smilemakers Mobile Clinic has been rolling since 2007.  In the early years we went to Grand County, Eagle County, and Yuma County.  In the more recent years, we've been going to Yuma, Fremont, and Gunnison counties.  

From 2011-2013 during school hours, we've been parked at the Sheridan Health Services/Sheridan School Based Health Center.  We go to rural areas just in the summer months when travelling is easier. During the summer of 2013, the mobile van spent time in Yuma, Gunnison, and Canon City.

In total, we've provided treatment to nearly 2,600 patients.  90% of those are underinsured and uninsured children.