Hi! My name is Forugh Arsalan and I'm the Sub-Dental Coordinator for Flying Samaritans here at CSUF. I earned my BA in Political Science and Environmental Science at UC Riverside and I am now pursuing a Post-Bacc degree as a Pre-Dental student. My passion and love for dentistry and community service led me to being a part of Flying Samaritans and it has truly been a great pleasure and honor to attend clinics with the caring members and health professionals on this team. As a student studying to be a future dentist, I view oral health as an essential part of human body’s overall health. Dental care ensures great cosmetic properties such as a beautiful smile, however it also ensures overall health by making sure one doesn’t fall victim to periodontal disease, heart disease, diabetes, or halitosis (to name a few). The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself. I knew this position at Flying -Samaritans was perfect for me because my ultimate dreams and aspirations in life are to be able to provide free dental services as a dentist to those living in rural areas in the world that don’t have access to such health care otherwise and Flying Samaritans most certainly shares this vision with me. Asides from clinics, I enjoy boxing, traveling, painting, and going on spontaneous food adventures!