Navigation Links
$5 M Gift Boosts Childhood Oral Health Care Offered by UW, Children's Hospital
Date:11/16/2007

Washington Dental Service Building for Early Childhood Oral Health at

Magnuson Park to provide 30,000 patient visits annually

SEATTLE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center today announced they are joining forces to combat the growing crisis of childhood dental disease with the development of a new pediatric dental facility.

The new facility, located in Magnuson Park, will double the capacity of the dental programs at both institutions, providing 30,000 pediatric dental visits per year for healthy children and those with urgent or special needs.

Washington Dental Service and the Washington Dental Service Foundation have provided a lead gift of $5 million to build the facility which will house an innovative clinical, research and training program, the Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) program.

"There is no disease as widespread as childhood cavities, and the shame is they are nearly preventable with regular dental care," said Washington Dental Service CEO Jim Dwyer. "Washington Dental Service is committed to being part of the solution. We believe every child should have a chance to learn, play and grow up in good health. We are excited about the potential for the ECOH-WDS partnership."

Washington Dental Service's gift is the largest received by Children's for support of dental services. Children's, Washington Dental Service and the UW School of Dentistry have a long history of collaboration, developing new models for pediatric dental care and advocating for improved access to that care.

Dr. Sanford Melzer, MD, Children's senior vice president for strategic planning, notes that "this generous gift from Washington Dental Service provides the basis for an important joint effort between Children's and the UW School of Dentistry that will dramatically improve the dental care of children in our region."

In Washington, nearly 60 percent of elementary children suffer from preventable dental decay and more than one in five suffer from rampant decay -- cavities in seven or more teeth.

"Children are not healthy if their mouths aren't healthy," said Dr. Joel Berg, DDS, director of the ECOH program and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry. "Left untreated, dental disease can be intensely painful, costly and lead to other serious lifelong health complications. The problem is even worse for the children living in low-income households and for those with special needs."

Added Berg: "This new venture will ensure our region's children receive the highest quality oral health care at an early age when disease can be prevented. The Washington Dental Service Building for Early Childhood Oral Health will bring nationally-recognized oral health care and medical professionals together under one roof to directly impact healthcare delivery models, research and education."

Contacts:

Children's Hospital

Jennifer Seymour

(206) 987-5207

UW School of Dentistry

Dana Robinson Slote

(206) 616-0827

Washington Dental Service

Sean Pickard

(206) 528-2304


'/>"/>
SOURCE Washington Dental Service
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
2. Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men
3. Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids Asthma Risk
4. Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk
5. Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers
6. Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
7. Counseling Boosts Alzheimers Caregivers Health
8. Bypass Off-Pump Boosts Womens Outcomes
9. Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Risks: Study
10. $1 Million Gift Boosts Downriver Community
11. Doctors Office Outreach Boosts Colon Cancer Screening
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Logically, spring weather, with its moderate humidity ... is too cold, dry or hot, water on the eye surface can evaporate, creating ... the surrounding air. There’s only one problem, according to radio show and water advocate ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... From the Speaker Podium to the Exhibit Floor at Booth#514, Worldwide Leading Contact ... Engagement at SpeechTek 2016 Event, taking place May 23-25 at the Omni Shoreham in ... on “5 Customer Engagement Strategies to improve Customer Satisfaction in your Contact Center” on ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Expert mattress researchers and ... launching in September, 2014 Sleepopolis has resided at Sleepopolis-mattress-reviews.com . The move ... sheets, mattress toppers, bed frames, and more. , Founder and Editor-in-Chief Derek Hales ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... December 2013 arrival of Sovaldi, which made headlines mostly for its cost despite ... then, policy and moral questions surrounding the drug—part of a class called direct-acting ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... System and David Konur, CEO of Cardiovascular Institute of the South announced today ... be performing a live case of an Intravascular Ultrasound Guided Coronary Atherectomy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2016)... ReportsnReports.com adds "Cochlear Implants ... database. The report provides comprehensive information on the ... at various stages of development. The report reviews ... It also provides information about clinical trials in ... start and end dates, and, the number of ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. , May 6, 2016  Ampronix is excited to announce that ... 4K Ultra HD 3MOS. First launched last November, the UHD camera was released to the ... ... ... The finely crafted GP-UH532 ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... According to a new ... (Sso-PCR, Ssp-PCR, NGS, Sanger,s Sequencing), Products & Services ... (Hospitals, Academia, Diagnostic Center) - Forecast to 2021", ... to reach USD 753.9 Million by 2021 from ... of 7.1% from 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: