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With Help From UBC Student Hygienists, Union Gospel Mission Expands Clinics To New West Clients

November 27, 2019
by Vancouver Sun

It’s been three years since Dwight Harvey has had his teeth cleaned by a hygienist so he was happy to be among the first patients at the expansion of a pop-up dental office staffed by University of B.C. students.

Students from the dental faculty have been treating clients of the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Surrey for more than seven years on a weekly basis at temporary dental offices. The hygienists are now engaging in outreach to the Christian charity’s clients in New Westminster.

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