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Penn Dental, Penn Engineering Unite to Form Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry | New Products Services

PHILADELPHIA, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the shared vision to transform the future of oral health care, Penn Dental Medicine and Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have united to form the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD). Conceived and brought to fruition by co-directors Dr. Michel Koo of Penn Dental Medicine and Dr. Kathleen Stebe of Penn Engineering, the CiPD is bridging the two schools through cutting-edge research and technologies to accelerate the development of new solutions and devices to address unmet needs in oral health, particularly in the areas of dental caries, periodontal disease, and head and neck cancer. The CiPD will also place a high priority on programs to train the next generation of leaders in oral health care innovation.

“There is an urgent need to find better ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat oral diseases, particularly in ways that are affordable

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Penn Dental Medicine Working to Improve Access to Care for Persons with Disabilities | Handicapped Disabled

PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the goal of helping to improve access to dental care for individuals with disabilities, Penn Dental Medicine is establishing a new continuing education series through the support of the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). A $50,000 gift from DDF will fund an online professional development program designed to help oral health professionals better understand and care for the disabilities community.

“We are dedicated to not only educating our students, but also practicing clinicians in caring for persons with disabilities,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Dean, Dr. Mark S. Wolff. “In the U.S., there are nearly 57 million people with disabilities. To serve this population, the educational paradigm must shift and the community of dental providers must be given the tools to accommodate patients with differing needs.”

Through Penn Dental Medicine’s new Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, which opened in December 2020,

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