$1-million gift helps Western advance the future of dentistry

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be able to enhance the learning experience for students and alumni alike, thanks to a significant $1-million gift from dentalcorp – the leading and largest network of dental clinics in Canada.

The gift will support five Continuing Dental Education Courses through the Continuing Dental Education (CDE) program, establish the dentalcorp speaker series, and sponsor the Schulich Dentistry Alumni Reception, which takes place during the same time as the Ontario Dental Association’s annual spring meeting.

It also directs nearly $600,000 towards the Schulich Dentistry’s highest priority needs, helping Western better support students who will become tomorrow’s dentistry leaders, as well as address the School’s most immediate and pressing priorities.

“We are incredibly grateful to dentalcorp for their generosity,” said Davy Cheng, Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. “They have enabled us to increase educational offerings for students and faculty and support new opportunities to engage with Schulich Dentistry alumni. Their gift of undesignated funds ensures that resources are available to meet urgent needs in the learning and clinical environments within Schulich Dentistry.”

The dentalcorp speaker series will begin this fall and take place annually for the next five years. Available to current students and alumni, it will consist of 10 lectures by industry professionals and experts per academic year.

In addition to the speaker series, the gift supportsone new Continuing Education Course each academic year for the next five years. Designed to help advance the field of dentistry by bolstering personal and professional growth of students and alumni,topics will include subjects such as practice management, patient care and the business of dentistry.

“We are thrilled to partner with Western and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to help provide an enriched learning experience for emerging and experienced clinicians alike,” said Graham Rosenberg, dentalcorp Founder and CEO. “We know we are partnering with a leading academic institution that shares our commitment to advancing the field of dentistry and increasing access to care.”

As a result of dentalcorp’s generous donation, Schulich Dentistry has named the dentalcorp student lounge.

Launched in September 2011, dentalcorp has 400 locations, 7,000 team members and more than 3.3 million annual patient visits.


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