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The O.H.I.O. Project

The Miami County Dental Clinic is honored to be affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Dentistry as part of the O.H.I.O. Project, Oral Health Improvement through Outreach.

During their senior year of dental education, three students intern in two-week rotations at the Miami County Dental Clinic and in our Traveling Smiles, Miami County Portable Dentistry program. Our dentists, Dr. Victor Dubel, Dr. Doug Gioiello, and Dr. Keira Ankrom, supervise the OSU students, and are considered adjunct professors at The Ohio State University.

The students are exposed to multiple dental technologies, observe our non-profit practice management model, practice four-handed dentistry (dental assistant working directly with a dentist on a patient), and increase their speed, confidence and proficiency—all while serving Miami County residents. This partnership enhances the community service ethic and social responsibility within the students and allows us to serve more patients.

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