A five-year grant, earmarked for scholarship use amongst presently enrolled and potential dentistry college students, has been introduced by the Howard College College of Dentistry.
The $500,000 grant, which can be administered via the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund, was introduced final month throughout the Faculty of Dentistry’s Put up-Doctoral Graduates Recognition ceremony and was offered to the faculty by Roosevelt Allen, DDS, Howard dentistry alumnus and vice chairman and dental director of United Concordia Dental’s Authorities Enterprise Unit.
“The purpose of the grant is to assist deal with the oral and total well being care wants of underserved communities,” stated Dr. Allen, who additionally serves as a board member of the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund. “The mission of the Howard College Faculty of Dentistry is to help historically underrepresented minorities as they pursue careers within the dental career.”
The United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund was established this 12 months to make sure a various workforce and promote dental look after the uninsured and underinsured, in response to a Howard College press launch.
Andrea D. Jackson, DDS, dean of the Howard College Faculty of Dentistry, expressed gratitude to Dr. Allen and to United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund for the donation.
“This contribution is tremendously wanted to help dental college students in navigating the great instructional debt incurred throughout their schooling to turn into well being care suppliers in dentistry and contribute to entry to look after the underserved inhabitants,” Dr. Andrea Jackson, dean of the dentistry faculty, stated within the launch. “We’re very appreciative of this excellent present.”