ACTS is the service-learning program of the Department of Applied Dentistry, with a curriculum (public health, behavioral sciences, practice management, geriatrics, special patient care, ethics and decision making) that helps students apply everything they've learned in dental school to the real world.
One year before they graduate, students begin practicing 2-3 days/week at affiliated clinics in the community. In their final semester, they've finished their campus-based educational experiences and they begin a phase we call immersion-ACTS: Each student practices full-time in affiliations with four community clinics for 75 days, before finally graduating in May.
ACTS is an integral part of the school's curriculum. All of our graduates complete ACTS, so with a DDS degree from the University of Colorado, they know that they can truly make a difference in the world.
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ACTS is not actually a clinic - It is an educational program, affiliated with safety net clinics that have their own processes for becoming a patient. To learn about becoming a patient of the CU School of Dental Medicine's student dental clinic on the Anschutz Medical Campus, click this link: Becoming a patient at the CU School of Dental Medicine