NYU College of Dentistry Launches Center Dedicated to a More Equitable Future of Care
Research has long shown that oral health care is integral to overall health and well-being, yet millions of people who need dental care continue to go without treatment. To tackle this issue, New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry launched the Center for Oral Health Policy and Management in January 2021. The center aims to prepare dental students to become future leaders who can guide their industry in eliminating barriers to care, such as financial limitations, lack of insurance, and lack of oral health care literacy. The center will also collect data and evidence that will be used to provide policy recommendations on improving essential dental care access. Read more.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Community Practice Adds Dental Care Opportunities for Patients, Providers
Affordable dental care can be hard to come by, especially in Upper Manhattan where demand is high and appointments are limited. To help address the dentistry needs of local residents, a new initiative called the community practice at the Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is expanding available care with extended hours and a modified practice model. Read more.