UofL dental and medical community provide health care in eastern Kentucky


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 150 University of Louisville faculty, staff, students and alumni are volunteering June 19-20, providing residents in and around Pikeville, Ky., free dental and medical care. The project is part of the Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization that serves people in remote areas of the United States and around the world.

    Under the supervision of UofL School of Dentistry faculty, members of the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and the Kentucky Dental Association, students will perform a variety of dental care including extractions, fillings, dentures services and cleanings. In collaboration with Pikeville Medical Center, School of Dentistry Dean John Sauk and faculty member Brian Shumway, D.D.S., will perform oral cancer screenings, new to this year’s mission. UofL alumnus and Pikeville dentist William Collins, D.M.D., is one of the Pikeville RAM organizers.

    Julie Heflin
    Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.