dentalcorp invests $1 million in student support and well-being at University of Alberta School of Dentistry
TORONTO, May 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Dentalcorp (TSX: DNTL), from Canada bigger and North America fastest growing dental practice networks, today announced a $1 million gift in student support and welfare for from the University of Alberta (U of A) School of Dentistry.
“Like from Canada leading dental services organization, we feel responsible for bringing about positive change in our industry, which includes doing our part to support the next generation of clinicians,” says guy amini, Chairman, Dentalcorp. “We are honored to partner with the world-renowned U of A School of Dentistry to not only support students’ academic journey, but their well-being as well.”
This investment will help the University of Alberta provide the best possible student experience at its dental school by improving a learner-focused curriculum, student infrastructure and scholarships. In close alignment with dentalcorp’s commitment to improving oral care in from Alberta communities, the goal of Student Support and Wellness is to help dental and dental hygiene students achieve their full potential and become successful dental professionals improving oral health in from Alberta communities.
“dentalcorp has a history of supporting dental education through Canadaand the School of Dentistry is thrilled with the impact this donation will have at the U of A. We are extremely grateful for their commitment to enriching our students’ learning experiences and well-being,” says the dr. Paul Majorpresident of the from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry. “This very generous donation and commitment will improve student well-being by providing much-needed support to students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarships and emergency funding for students provided by dentalcorp will help break down financial barriers by ensuring more equitable access to dental education.
“Scholarships are an invaluable resource for many students, easing the financial stress of dental school and allowing us to focus on becoming the best clinician we can be,” said Lou-ann de Goeij, President. of the Dental Students’ Association. “It is through donations like these that we provide opportunities for students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to pursue careers in dentistry. We thank dentalcorp for their incredible generosity!”
With these funds, the University intends to support:
- the Dentistry for Life Scholarship Endowment Fundwhich helps dental and dental hygiene students overcome the financial barrier to education, supporting an equitable and inclusive community of practice.
- the Dental Student Emergency Loan Fundwhich provides emergency loans to dental students with temporary financial needs.
- the Paths to dentistry student initiative, which facilitates equal educational opportunity through the financial assistance of aspiring high school graduates from low-income families.
The School of Dentistry will also recognize this investment by designating the Dentalcorp Student Lab and the Dentalcorp Simulation Lab. These clinical classrooms provide dental and dental hygiene students with a safe environment that reinforces standardized patient care and patient safety procedures. These key spaces connect the School of Dentistry to the community by providing its students with hands-on experience, providing care to more than 10,000 patients each year.
dentalcorp is from Canada bigger and North America fastest growing networks of dental practices committed to advancing the overall well-being of Canadians by providing the best clinical results and unforgettable experiences. dentalcorp acquires leading dental practices, uniting its network in a common goal: to be from Canada most trusted health care network. Leveraging its industry-leading technology, expertise and scale, dentalcorp offers professionals the unique opportunity to maintain clinical autonomy while unlocking their potential for future growth. To learn more, visit dentalcorp.ca
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