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Learning by educating: Service-learning experience of oral health promotion

Our main learning objective is to recognize diversity and maintain and tolerate diverse cultural contexts. Our service objective is to educate in oral health, motivating people with different abilities to promote autonomy in their oral hygiene habits.
Partners: Pro-Disability Association of Aravaca and the Liceo project belonging to the NGO Achalay.

In order to achieve the objectives, an inter-professional Service-Learning project is being carried out, where to improve the knowledge and communication skills of dental students with people with different abilities, the students of the subject of “Intellectual Disability and High Abilities” of the Education School and the students of the School of Dentistry work together to implement the service.

Country: Spain

Year: 2019-2020

Institution: School of Dentistry, Complutense University of Madrid

Person in charge: Margarita Iniesta Albentosa

Email: margaini@ucm.es

# of students:

Interaction with beneficiaries: Face-to-face

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Medicine and health | Dentistry | Education

Community Service Area & ODS: Good health and well-being | Reducing inequalities