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Grants to Help with Dental Needs and in Understanding Impact of Community Service Learning in Undergraduate Curriculum

November 3, 2022
by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


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Two grants totalling more than $545,000, give students at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry the chance to collaborate to meet the oral health care needs of under-served populations in our own backyard.

A $520,000 Strategic Priority Funds (SPF) grant – awarded to Dr. Abbas Jessani, Assistant Professor, Division of Restorative Dentistry and Director, Oral Health Outreach and Community Services Learning and Dr. Sarah McLean, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Director, Schulich Education Enhancement Division (SEED) – will address the unmet oral healthcare needs by providing free targeted dental treatments for people living with HIV, the 2SLGBT+ community, refugees and other equity-seeking groups in southwestern Ontario.

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