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Regional Initiatives in Dental Education-RIDE

Abstract

The RIDE program was developed by the University of Washington School of Dentistry (UWSOD) to address oral health workforce needs in rural and underserved communities.

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    RIDE is an expansion of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in conjunction with the University of Washington School of Medicine and Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington.  The main goal of RIDE is increase the number of graduates who will choose to practice within rural and underserved communities in Washington.

    For more information about the RIDE program in Spokane, please click HERE!

    Spokane, Washington

    Degree Options

    What are the degree options?

    RIDE students graduate from the University of Washington with their DDS degree and can continue in several fields of specialization.

    For more information about the admissions process, please click the link below to visit the University of Washington web site:

    What can I do with my degree?

    Many opportunities await the graduate of the RIDE program.  Private practice, specialization, working in underserved communities and providing care to diverse people in the region.

    http://www.washington.edu/boundless/a-community-of-support/#

    UW RIDE Feature

    https://dental.washington.edu/ride/ride-updates/

    Kaitlin Poppe Gerald Hino

    RIDE student Kaitlin Poppe reviews a patient's care with Dr. Gerald Hino, her preceptor at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Nob Hill clinic, during a clinical rotation in the spring. Poppe has since obtained her DDS degree.

    Contact Information

    Colette Loiacono
    RIDE Operations Manager
    Spokane, WA 99202, HSB 280C

    email: cloiacono@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.828.1423

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