Nothing could be further from the truth.
Not long after completing my internship, volunteer opportunities through such organizations were presented to dental students interested in donating time. One such opportunity is through The Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) -- a nonprofit organization that offers dental care for Virginians. "The VDAF accomplishes this mission through its three programs, Missions of Mercy, Donated Dental Services, and Give Kids A Smile." --www.vdaf.org. After a bit of research I learned the Mission of Mercy (MOM) project recently partnered with a university in my area. Both entities launched the VSU Cares program. All but three volunteer slots were taken so I immediately signed up for this year's event. I'm nervous but really looking forward to serving the community while challenging my current knowledge and skills as a student. :)