Dental Students Volunteer To Give Homeless Top-Quality Care

Updated on Feb. 18 at 12 P.M. EST

Three-year-old Anisa saw a dentist for the first time in her life on Monday, and considering how difficult it is for homeless people to get such care, shes fortunate she didnt have to wait any longer.

According to a 2010 National Institutes of Health report, 41 percent of homeless people surveyed said they lacked dental care. They face such overwhelming obstacles in this specific area of health because they typically dont have insurance, or dentists say they cant afford to treat them, Slate reported last month.

But some students in Seattle are bridging that gap and say theyre getting the kind of hands-on education no amount of tuition d