VCU dental school receives $2.4M federal grant

By DrBicuspid.com staff writers

August 27, 2015 -- The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry has received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

The five-year grant will be used to purchase teledentistry equipment, expand the pediatric dental residency program at two sites, and help develop an interprofessional curriculum, according to the school.

"The grant will help initiate a curriculum that integrates interprofessional education and collaborative care into the pediatric dentistry residency training program, with an emphasis on treating low-income populations and children with complex healthcare needs," stated Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, department chair, research director and associate professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at the VCU School of Dentistry, in a press release.


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