"As part of the survivors of torture clinic, the school (Penn Dental Medicine) has partnered with Nationalities Service Center, an organization that helps connect immigrants and refugees with a variety of support, including legal and medical assistance. NSC, working closely with Penn Dental Medicine, refers select clients to receive treatment at the school.
In addition to survivors of torture, NSC is referring those who have undergone other types of trauma, including human trafficking, violent conflict, or persecution.
“Our clients have a lot of dental needs,” says Ariel Ressler MacNeill, manager for health access and specialized support at NSC. “Many may not have had dental care before, especially preventative care. This clinic is meeting a huge need for us.” -- From University of Pennsylvania's article, Comprehensive Dental Care for a Vulnerable Population, featured in Penn Today.