Dental Beginnings

Alumni story
Michael G Marks, DDS, MS 1973 1974 Penasco NM
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The old days!

Served with VISTA in Penasco NM from Aug 1973 - Aug 1974. With wonderful support from the local community and it's people, started the first permanent Dental Clinic in this entire rural area. Developed school job possibilities program, established Fluoridated Community water supply, developed Dental health education program, integrated Dentistry into local businesses, provided General Dental care and mentored many locals in dental health. Continued on in Penasco with the NHSC for 3 years and then 14 more years in Private Practice. Joined US Navy in 1988. Penasco Dental Clinic is still there and serving the community continuously since its start in 1973. God bless the people of rural New Mexico. And thank you to VISTA for the magnificent opportunity to serve this great country.

Decade: 1970s