University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Accepts First Class to Pipeline Program Designed to Increase Diversity in Dentistry
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine welcomed the first cohort of 24 students to the Destination Dental School program, a new initiative that aims to remove barriers to careers in dentistry for underrepresented students. The free, eight-week program, which is open to underrepresented undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students nationwide, drew participants from 14 states, stretching from New York to Florida to California. Read more.
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Launches “Smiles United Project” for Caregivers and Patients With IDD
The Touro College of Dental Medicine Smiles United project is an innovative virtual model of care designed to work safely and effectively to provide patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with the oral health resources they need. Launched in October 2020 through a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, the project aims to diminish the barriers to treatment individuals with IDD face in their access to care by virtually connecting group homes and caregivers with a team of compassionate oral health care providers, as well as resources including a series of instructional videos. Read more.