University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Launches Pipeline Program to Increase Diversity in Dentistry
To increase enrollment of underrepresented students, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has launched Destination Dental School, an initiative that aims to remove barriers to careers in dentistry for students of color. Destination Dental School is open nationwide to all underrepresented undergraduate students interested in a career in dentistry, and will provide participants with hands-on simulation activities and research projects, access to mentorship from UB dental students and faculty, dental school application assistance, and networking opportunities with local dentistry leaders. Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry: World Health Organization Redesignates NYU Dentistry as WHO Collaborating Center for Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Dentistry
NYU Dentistry’s Department Epidemiology & Health Promotion has been redesignated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the WHO Collaborating Center for Quality Improvement and Evidence-based Dentistry through December 2024. It is one of only 10 Collaborating Centers on oral health in the world and the only one in the Americas. WHO Collaborating Centers are designated by the WHO Director-General as part of a network of centers worldwide that implement concrete activities at the national, regional, and global levels in support of the strategic plans specific to WHO areas of work. Read more.