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The 2019 DTA Foundation Grant and Scholarship application processes are in full swing right now. After reviewing 75 preliminary grant proposals, the DTA Foundation Grant Review Committee Chair will select the grant proposals that meet our criteria: innovative, scalable and sustainable. Those invited to this next review round have until May 22 to submit the full application. Scholarship applications are currently being reviewed and winners will be announced no later than May 31st. 

The Dental Trade Alliance has earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Ignite Innovation in Oral Health Care initiative, a member grant program enabling the organization to award funds to innovative oral health pilot projects around the country.

In an effort to raise awareness of the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes — and the impact that periodontal treatment has on diabetes control —  New York University College of Dentistry is implementing a program focused on dental screenings for older adults. This program highlights just one aspect of oral health’s impact on overall health and is possible only through generous donations to fund a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant for the project.

Recently, we sat down with NYU College of Dentistry Associate Professor Julie Yip to learn more about their program and how others can implement a similar one.