June 21, 2022
by University at Buffalo
The School of Dental Medicine has received a $550,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to provide dental care to individuals who are homeless, as well as underinsured families in Western New York, populations who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will provide nearly 100 days of free dental care, including at the Buffalo City Mission to individuals who are homeless. It will also support the delivery of nearly 3,000 dental visits to uninsured and underinsured children at more than 30 Head Start and elementary schools in the region. The grant will fund delivery of oral health counseling and treatment to hundreds of families receiving medical care at Jamestown Pediatric Associates as well.