To support local dental school students during COVID-19, the California Dental Association has facilitated the delivery of a substantial amount of PPE provided by the state of California.
As dental schools adjust to a new school year in the COVID era, getting students back in the field and providing patient care in the safest, most efficient way is a top priority, says the California Dental Association (CDA). According to the CDA’s latest press release, this school year will bring new challenges for students who face stricter procedures and increased safety protocols in providing oral care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support local dental schools in their efforts to ensure students have adequate protection, CDA facilitated the delivery of a substantial amount of PPE provided by the state of California. A CVS-Aetna grant also assisted in making the donations possible.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and Loma Linda School of Dentistry received a donation of PPE that will help students maintain infection control measures and offset the short supply and rising cost of PPE.
“The generosity of CDA’s donation cannot be overstated. Not only were there PPE shortages, but when you could find PPE, it was quite expensive,” said Avishai Sadan, DMD, MBA, dean of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. “This generous donation is yet another example of CDA’s continued commitment to dental education, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the gesture.”