In keeping with its goal of developing a sense of professional and societal responsibilities, and an awareness of community needs and problems in its students, the school offers numerous outreach opportunities. Dental and dental hygiene students provide oral health care in over 30 community-based health centers. The dental school also maintains affiliations with  groups invested in oral health promotion, including University Academy, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, Give Kids a Smile, Missouri and Kansas Missions of Mercy, and Students Take Action.