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USC dental students treat patients in Kenya

More than 40 USC dental students recently returned from Kenya, where they ran a free dental clinic for local residents under the guidance of professors and a local dentist.

The students collected donated dental supplies and equipment and raised about $175,000 to finance the clinic, which treated about 200 Kenyans last week.

In addition to the dental care, the students also handed out 15,000 toothbrushes and conducted education sessions on oral hygiene.

The students are part of the USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program, a nonprofit organization that has organized trips to Colombia and Honduras.

One of the organization's founders, Sean Vreeburg, said his goal was “to provide the same standard of care, if not better, than what we provide at the University of Southern California.”

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