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It almost sounds like the plot of an action sci-fi movie: using technology to capture and decimate a bacteria that threatens the health of millions. Except this isn’t a movie. It’s the work of the Regents of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and their innovative pilot program to improve oral health and prevent bloodstream infection using novel biopolymers. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant will help them continue their research.

Recently, we sat down with UCSF assistant researcher Yung-Ching Chien and UCSF professor Pamela Den Besten to find out more about the program and how other states could implement a similar one.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Taylor Velasquez will be graduating from the A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2019. Recently, we caught up with him and chatted about volunteer work and the DTA Foundation scholarship.

Today, there is an oral health disparity between intellectual/developmental disabilities and those without intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities’ program to increase awareness of the importance of oral health among caregivers hopes to change that. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation Impact Change Grant will help the department use social media messaging to inform and advocate for dental services for those with disabilities.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Kayla Hanna will be graduating from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2019. Recently, we caught up with her and chatted about volunteer work and the DTA Foundation scholarship.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Jiwon Lim will graduate from the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in 2020. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Leke Olowokere will be graduating from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Austin Goodyke will be graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2020. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Claudia Garcia will be graduating from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2020. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Miranda Kalaskey will be graduating from West Virginia University in May. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Karderro Dixon will be graduating later this year from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life. 

 

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