Faculty and student providers from the Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso will offer important dental care services during a community clinic sponsored by Marathon Petroleum from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 and Friday, May 6. The clinic is being held during National Dental Care Month.
Services will be provided at the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic. Patients will have the opportunity to receive diagnostic and preventive dental services – including dental exams, X-rays and sealants – at a reduced cost, thanks to a grant from the Marathon Petroleum Foundation. Additionally, patients with more complex cases will be scheduled for follow-up appointments this summer.
People interested in making an appointment for the clinic are asked to call 915-215-6700.
The Hunt School of Dental Medicine hosted its first Marathon Community Clinic Week in December 2021, following the Marathon Health Fair, where they met with 225 residents of the 79905 ZIP code and provided dental needs assessments. During the clinic, students and faculty provided 128 follow-up procedures and screened 47 new patients.
The grant from the Marathon Petroleum Foundation has established the Dental Patient Fund, which helps families in 79905 neighborhoods who may not otherwise have the resources to pay for quality dental care.
The Hunt School of Dental Medicine is the only dental school on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the first in Texas in over 50 years. As part of efforts to improve the accessibility of oral health care in the community, faculty and students provide reduced-cost services in the school’s public dental clinic, the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic.