In addition to an in-kind gift of digital technology valued at $430K, the partnership will include sharing of speakers and sourcing business and technical talent through internships.  

Carestream Dental has partnered with Howard University to provide digital technology to its College of Dentistry. The in-kind gift of technology valued at $430,000 is intended to help arm students and fellows with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed as it pertains to digital technology to deliver the best care when they start practicing. 

The company is also supporting the Howard University Hospital (HUH) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Post-Doctoral Program and General Dentistry Practice Residency Program. New 3D cone beam CT systems will equip the hospital’s dental department, putting HUH at the forefront of providing advanced surgical and facial reconstructive services. 

“When we partner with universities, we know we’re investing in the future of the industry,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “But this partnership with Howard is different. This is more than an investment in the future of dentistry, it’s an investment in young diverse talent—both doctors and STEM students—and supporting Howard’s mission in improving access for underserved populations. There’s no better return on investment than that.”

Carestream Dental announced that its plans go beyond the university’s dental students. It plans to source Howard business and technical talent through internships in various departments and include students, alumni, and professors in product innovation. Both organizations will reportedly support each other by sharing speakers on a variety of topics. 

“We are excited about our partnership with Carestream Dental and we are thankful for their generous contribution of this advanced digital technology,” said Andrea D. Jackson, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, shown in the photo above receiving a shipment from Carestream Dental. “The partnership is a great opportunity for our students and will be for years to come.”

Howard University’s College of Dentistry is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States and graduates approximately 75 students each year. 

“Howard University’s leadership team, especially its president, Dr Wayne Frederick, made this partnership a natural fit,” Ashby said. “I admire Dr Frederick’s commitment to changing the underrepresentation of African Americans in healthcare, and—as one of the few women running a multi-national medical device and software company—his passion regarding gender equality also resonates deeply.”

Photo courtesy of Howard University.