Ten Activists Honored For Transforming Health And Health Care In Vulnerable Communities

Kris Volcheck, D.D.S., M.B.A., dental director, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) Dental Clinic for the Homeless, Phoenix. After selling his private dental practice, Volcheck began searching for a new, more fulfilling career. Volcheck volunteered to deliver food to homeless people, and worked as a case manager at a homeless shelter. Here he witnessed the extensive dental needs of this community and the dire social costs of poor oral health. Volcheck established the CASS Dental Clinic for the Homeless to provide comprehensive oral health services to this underserved population. Recently, Volcheck began working with other community leaders to launch school-based dental clinics for impoverished students in four elementary schools in south Phoenix, providing preventive care as well as comprehensive restorative treatments.

via Ten Activists Honored For Transforming Health And Health Care In Vulnerable Communities.

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