Dental Hygiene Initiatives for NS Immigrants Fund


“Clinic funding gives newcomers to Nova Scotia access to the fundamental right of good oral health and enables students to treat complex patient needs in a way that is often not possible in the undergraduate dental clinic.” Jennifer Johnson, DDH’21

The School of Dental Hygiene is guided by a commitment to providing evidence-based, ethical oral health care — for everyone. We have a unique capacity to effect positive social change, one that begins with training future dental hygienists to lead with integrity, competence and compassion.

Our Government Assisted Populations (GAP) Clinic, a community outreach initiative serving Nova Scotia’s immigrant and refugee populations, provides students with invaluable real-world experience. We owe students every opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and passions that motivate them, so that they become fierce advocates for the health and wellness of all people.

Every gift to the Faculty of Dentistry — no matter the size — will have a direct and lasting impact on students’ immediate needs and their long-term success and expand access to oral health care for vulnerable groups. Help dental hygiene students make the most of this formative time. Make a gift to the Dental Hygiene Initiatives for Nova Scotia Immigrants today!

If you would like more information about this campaign, please contact Jessica Feader at


Bennett Smith

Terry Fox said; “It took cancer to realize that being self-centred is not the way to live. The answer is to try to help others” Terry fox was a good man. (My donation is small, but, it is better than nothing.)