MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sawan Prabhu, a fourth-year dental student at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, spent two weeks in Barrow, Alaska, doing a dental externship through the Indian Health Service (IHS).

From May 5 until May 16, Prabhu worked in the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital Dental Clinic for nine to 10 hours per day. The clinic was built in 2013 and includes top-of-the-line equipment.