The New York University College of Dentistry has received funding and in-kind support from Straumann Group North America to make dental implants more accessible for patients in need and to foster and enhance student education at the school.
“This donation directly supports NYU College of Dentistry’s mission to provide affordable, high-quality dental care to our patients, and we are grateful to Straumann for its generosity,” said Charles N. Bertolami, the Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry.
“In addition, NYU has the largest dental implant training program in the country, so having access to materials and increased opportunities for our pre- and postdoctoral students to learn about implant dentistry is critical,” said Bertolami.
The support includes products that will be sent to NYU Dentistry’s clinics to subsidize implant treatment for patients in need as well as other funding to support the school’s newly launched Patient Care Access Fund, created to reduce financial barriers for patients who otherwise would not be able to receive dental implants as part of their treatment plans.
“We are proud to invest in the education of NYU dental students and the community of patients they serve and believe this will have a true and lasting impact on underserved populations,” said Rob Woolley, executive vice president and head of Straumann Group North America. “This important initiative aligns with our global mission to restore smiles and confidence.”
“Dental implants are an important restoration option for patients, but cost can be a barrier. Through our new Patient Care Access Fund, as well as materials donated by Straumann Group North America, we can bring healthy, complete smiles to many patients who previously would not have considered dental implants,” said Robert Glickman, associate dean for clinical affairs and hospital relations, chair, and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at NYU Dentistry.