While the span of our outreach is national and international, we have a prominent role in advocacy and promotion of oral health for people living in South Texas. We provide preventive and treatment services to children in Head Start, the San Antonio Independent School District and the Edgewood Independent School District. Through our programs, dental students can travel to Laredo to provide dental services in collaboration with Mercy Ministries, the Gateway Community Health Center and the Laredo Health Department. It is the diversity of expertise within the Department of Community Dentistry that provides dental students with a broad scope of experiences to better recognize and address the oral health care needs of our South Texas community.