University President Eric W. Kaler and Mrs. Karen Kaler were among the more than 500 fairgoers who stopped by the School of Dentistry's booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26. The exhibit featured activities that promote the school's patient clinics and research expertise, and advance awareness of oral health as an integral component of health and wellbeing.
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has awarded the University of Minnesota Foundation (on behalf of the School of Dentistry) a grant of $1,000,000, payable over three years, to fund the UCare Mobile Dental Clinic.
A grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health will fund a five-year program called the Minnesota Collaborative Rural Oral Health Project (MN-CROHP), led by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Dental leaders, legislators, policymakers and dental access coalition leaders visited the Native American Community Clinic Dental Clinic to learn more about Minnesota's dental therapists.
The School of Dentistry has expanded its off-campus service-learning sites through a new strategic partnership with the East Side Family Dental Clinic in St. Paul. The move is sure to put smiles on faces, young and old.