Western University dental school awarded $180K grant

Western University of Health Sciences programs in Pomona, CA, received more than $1.3 million in federal funding to enhance learning and bring critically needed care to vulnerable populations, the university announced.

The College of Dental Medicine received about $180,000 in U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant funding for Project TEACH (Training Equipment for Access and Community Health).

The money will be used to provide mobile dental care to rural and underserved populations. The college is partnering with the Victor Valley Dental Center in Victorville to furnish the center's mobile dental van with two dental chairs. Dental school students will travel with the mobile van to schools in the Victorville area to treat students.

The grant also paid for three portable digital radiographic units, three portable sterilization units, and two complete handpiece setups. These portable units will help the college address multiple needs, such as providing dental care to students in the El Monte and Pomona unified school districts.

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