Howard U School of Dentistry announces $ 500,000 donation from the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund
A five-year grant, intended to be used by scholarships among currently enrolled and potential dental students, has been announced by the Howard University School of Dentistry.
The $ 500,000 grant, which will be administered through the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund, was announced last month at the College of Dentistry Postdoctoral Graduate Recognition Ceremony and was presented to the college by Roosevelt Allen, DDS , Howard alumnus of dentistry and vice president and dental director of the government division of United Concordia Dental.
“The goal of the grant is to help meet the oral and overall health needs of underserved communities,” said Dr. Allen, who is also a member of the board of directors of the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund. “The mission of Howard University College of Dentistry is to support traditionally under-represented minorities in their pursuit of careers in the dental profession. “
The United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund was established this year to ensure a diverse workforce and promote dental care for the uninsured and underinsured, according to a press release from Howard University.
Andrea D. Jackson, DDS, Dean of Howard University College of Dentistry, expressed her gratitude to Dr Allen and the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund for the donation.
“This contribution is badly needed to help dental students overcome the enormous student debt incurred during their studies to become health care providers in dentistry and contribute to access to care for the ailing population. served, “said Dr. Andrea Jackson, dean of the school of dentistry, said in the release. “We are very grateful for this wonderful gift.”