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WASHINGTON, DC / JUNE 2019 - The DTA Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients. Each year the DTA Foundation selects the most deserving, community-oriented rising third- or fourth-year dental students to receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Please join us in congratulating the 2019 scholarship recipients.

DTA Foundation Grant Chat: Embedding Dental Hygienists Into Pediatric Practices

 

Inspired by consumer engagement research, the Florida Institute for Health is embedding dental hygienists into pediatric practices to help create and foster lifetime dental health for the next generation. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant will help them expand their pilot program to a fifth site. Recently, we sat down with Florida Institute for Health Innovation Chief Operating Officer Kristin Palbicke Garces, MPH, to find out more about the program and how others could implement a similar one.

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.

In a breakthrough solution, Apple Tree Dental is creating a permanent dental home for those with special needs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, filling the gap between care that can be provided in traditional dental offices and care that can be provided in an operating room under general anesthesia. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant is helping to fund Apple Tree Dental’s Special Care Dentistry (SCD) pilot project.

Recently, we sat down with the Apple Tree Dental Development and Marketing Director Mary Larkin to find out more about the program and how others can 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.

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