Delta Dental Of Arkansas Foundation Awards UAMS $118,000

The Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an $118,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to create an oral health and dental education curriculum available to all students.

The oral health component will be incorporated into the current IPE curriculum. Students in all degree programs at UAMS are required to take IPE courses.

Kathryn Neill, Pharm.D., director of Interprofessional Administrative and Curricular Affairs in the UAMS Office of Interprofessional Education, said the curriculum will help students be better able to address the significant oral health needs of Arkansans.

“Integrating medical and dental health care is one way to ensure that preventative oral health services can begin even before age one,” said Weldon Johnson, executive director of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. “Combining the delivery of oral health and primary care services offers a comprehensive health system that is efficient, patient-centered and has the potential to provide affordable, quality health care to families throughout the state.”    MORE

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