Delta Dental of Rhode Island (DDRI) is establishing a scholarship for students at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) to improve access to oral healthcare and support underrepresented students with financial needs.
“We are grateful for this scholarship support form Delta Dental of Rhode Island,” said Nadeem Karimbux, dean of TUSDM. “This investment in our students will contribute to supporting a diverse dental workforce, and we are proud to be part of that effort.”
The Delta Dental of Rhode Island Scholarship will be awarded to students from Rhode Island. Recognizing the increased need for oral surgeons in its service area, DDRI said, it is encouraging TUSDM students who have expressed an interest in pursuing advanced studies in oral and maxillofacial surgery to apply for the scholarship.
“Expanding access to oral healthcare is a key priority for Delta Dental of Rhode Island,” said Joseph R. Perroni, DDRI president and CEO. “We are pleased to provide this funding and to partner with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in fostering the development of oral surgeons and increasing capacity in our state.”
TUSDM said it extends its sincere gratitude to DDRI for its commitment to ensuring that talented current and future dental students have the opportunity to receive the training and education necessary to become highly qualified practitioners.