It’s no secret that dentistry compliments overall health and wellbeing. With employers providing and paying for insurance, it’s not the most surprising that cavities and tooth decay can cost employers a very pretty penny.
Here’s some surprising stats from the article:
- “One in five children ages 6 to 11 and one in four adults have untreated cavities.
- On average, 34 million school hours are lost each year because of emergency dental care.”
Additionally, dentistry is key to fighting and managing chronic health conditions while it also lends a hand in providing patients value-based care. For example, pediatric dentistry may help prevent childhood obesity.
HRSA has a funding opportunity for those that have and are interested in growing their dentistry program. Eligible applicants are:
- Programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools
- Approved residency in general, pediatric or public health dentistry
- Advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric or public health dentistry
HRSA expects to provide grant recipients about $100,000.00. The deadline for this grant is Monday, April 19, 2021.