Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Columbia Dental to Expand Special Care Training
For the tens of millions of Americans with special health care needs, maintaining good oral health or receiving dental care can be particularly difficult. These patients may have substantial physical limitations, developmental or intellectual disabilities, cognitive or sensory impairment, or complex medical issues, for example, that hinder their ability to receive oral care. To better serve these individuals, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is gearing up for a new program that will expand education of postdoctoral trainees to provide care for special needs patients of all ages. Read more.
NYU College of Dentistry Launches Center for Oral Health Policy and Management
New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has announced the creation of the NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management, an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary think tank that focuses on oral health policy and management in the 21st century. The creation of the center recognizes that the current oral health policy and management environment in the U.S. requires a holistic approach—an approach that has been lacking, according to Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry. Read more.