Bari Levine (2009) turns to dentistry to help others
Bari Levine (Global Environmental Change, 2009) has turned her dynamic personality to work in dentistry and public health. An energetic double-major in Global Environmental Change and pre-Dentistry while at Maryland, Bari decided in favor of dentistry after a short stint with a global recycling business. She’s been doing gangbusters work ever since!
Currently enrolled in the dual DMD/MPH program at Temple University, Bari started an annual dental mission after a trip to the orphanage in 2012. Her goal was to provide a service opportunity dental students could return to year after year. In 2013, her team implemented an evidence-based oral health intervention and provided the full range of clinical dental services. And, in 2014, Bari and her classmates made a third trip to an orphanage to check on the progress of their 2013 intervention and provide continuing care. Bari and her team are now waiting to see whether the manuscript they prepared, which describes their work, will be accepted for publication by BMC Oral Health.
Interestingly, Bari is not the only ENSP student to go into a health-related career. To our knowledge, we have three graduates in nursing; and another in physical therapy. Additionally, several ENSP alumni have moved into environmental health careers.