BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.: A student at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine has developed a new initiative that aims to remove barriers to studying dentistry for students of color. The free program, named Destination Dental School, is open to eligible undergraduate students from all over the U.S. and will provide them with a number of mentoring, training and sponsorship opportunities.
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other medical conditions, including COVID-19, that could complicate dental care or put the patient and dental staff at risk is within a dentist’s scope of practice. “Yet currently, rapid and reliable COVID-19 tests are not available to dentists for in-office use, which makes no sense,” states ADA President Dr. Daniel Klemmedson.
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: The Henry Schein Cares Foundation (HSCF), in partnership with The UPS Foundation, recently launched “Wearing is Caring,” a public health campaign designed to raise awareness of disparities in underserved communities, the need for social distancing, and the importance of wearing face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.