University at Buffalo dental school receives $735K grant to increase access to care to people with disabilities

Buffalo, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine announced Dec. 14 it received a $735,000 grant from to help increase the delivery of critical dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Western New York.

The funding, provided by Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, will also help grow the oral health care workforce treating this population, according to the dental school.

“The foundation has made it possible for the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to continue its important outreach activities in providing access to dental care to underserved populations throughout Western New York,” said Joseph J. Zambon, D.D.S., Ph.D., dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, in a news release.

The funding will help resume and expand a previous initiative between the school’s S-Miles To Go program and nonprofit Arc GLOW that provided dental care to patients with disabilities in the university’s mobile dental clinic. It funds a mobile dental unit — a 40-feet-long, two-chair clinic outfitted with a panoramic X-ray unit, digital radiography, sterilization center, wheelchair lift and electronic health record system — that will operate at Arc GLOW locations several days per week.

Source: University at Buffalo dental school receives $735K grant to increase access to care to people with disabilities / American Dental Association

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