Address: 2906 S. 20th St.
Approximate travel time by car: 15 minutes
Approximate travel time by bus: 40 minutes
Contact: Dr. Patrick Knapp
Phone: (414) 288-8964
Orientation: First day of service
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00 – 4:00pm
Limit: 20 students
Description of Agency: The Marquette University Dental Clinic South is a clinic of the Marquette Dental School. The clinic is currently the largest dental service provider on the Southside. The clinic opened September of 2007 and is very busy.
Student Role at Agency: The Community Dental Clinic South serves a large Spanish-speaking population therefore students can expect to fulfill various interpretation and translation tasks. Students may work in the reception area as intake assistants; obtaining medical histories from patients and helping patients fill out forms. Students may also work with staff during dental/medical procedures as an interpreter. At times when the clinic is not busy, students can make phone calls to patients reminding them of appointments to improve attendance rates. Knowledge of dental vocabulary is a must; a packet with dental terminology will be handed out at site for students to become familiar with. Students are encouraged to be proactive and make themselves known to the dental students and staff. Students are also encouraged to speak Spanish with Spanish-speaking staff.