ATLANTA—Carestream Dental has partnered with the prestigious Howard University to provide innovative digital solutions to students at its College of Dentistry. With an in-kind gift of technology valued at $430K, the partnership was designed to arm students and fellows with the knowledge, skills and resources needed as it pertains to digital technology to deliver the best care when they start practicing.
Howard University College of Dentistry students can look forward to training with some of the most advanced digital dentistry technology in the industry from Carestream Dental. And Howard patients will experience first-hand how digital dentistry technology makes dental treatment more approachable.
Carestream Dental is also supporting Howard University Hospital’s (HUH) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Post-Doctoral Program and General Dentistry Practice Residency Program. The new 3D cone beam CT systems will equip the hospital’s dental department with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment imaging capabilities. This Carestream Dental technology places HUH at the forefront of providing advanced surgical and facial reconstructive services.
“When we partner with universities, we know we’re investing in the future of the industry,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “But this partnership with Howard is different. This is more than an investment in the future of dentistry, it’s an investment in young diverse talent—both doctors and STEM students—and supporting Howard’s mission in improving access for underserved populations. There’s no better return on investment than that.”
It doesn’t stop with dental students. Carestream Dental also plans to source Howard business and technical talent through internships in various departments and include students, alumni and professors in product innovation. Both organizations will also support each other by sharing speakers on a wide variety of topics.
“We are excited about our partnership with Carestream Dental and we are thankful for their generous contribution of this advanced digital technology,” Andrea D. Jackson, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, said. “The partnership is a great opportunity for our students and will be for years to come.”
Howard University’s College Dentistry is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States and graduates approximately 75 students each year. The College serves as a research institution that prides itself on being a national resource for dental leaders.
“Howard University’s leadership team, especially its president, Dr. Wayne Fredrick, made this partnership a natural fit,” Ashby said. “I admire Dr. Frederick’s commitment to changing the underrepresentation of African Americans in healthcare, and—as one of the few women running a multi-national medical device and software company—his passion regarding gender equality also resonates deeply.”
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About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental is committed to transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives. In this pursuit, we focus on providing the latest in high-quality scanning technology, the smartest chairside systems, the most intuitive practice management software, incredibly accurate imaging software and the data intelligence that helps continually refine patient outcomes. And we offer these solutions for the full range of dental and oral health professionals. For more information please visit carestreamdental.com.