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New York State Oral Health
The deadline for Round 3 of the Drinking Water Fluoridation Fund is approaching fast.
The deadline for Round 3 of the Drinking Water Fluoridation Fund is approaching fast. The funding opportunities from the NYS Department of Health support costs related to the construction, installation, repair, replacement, or upgrade of fluoride equipment in drinking water facilities. Both opportunities are now posted on the NYS Grants Gateway.
One opportunity supports municipalities with funding up to $50,000 for the planning and implementation of community water fluoridation. Component 1 (Grants Gateway # DOH01-DWF1R3-2016) will pay for development of an engineering report to initiate or maintain water fluoridation. Component 2 (Grants Gateway # DWF2R3-2016) will pay for the upgrade, replacement, repair or purchase of equipment to initiate or maintain water fluoridation.
The second opportunity (RFA- Grants Gateway # DOH01-DWF3R3-2016) supports municipalities seeking to upgrade, replace or repair existing water fluoridation equipment or install fluoridation systems in public water systems that have authorized the implementation of fluoridation. Applicants may request between $50,001 and $1 million in funding.
Applications for both components will be accepted until November 4, 2016.
More information on the grants and important dates can be found on the Department of Health website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine town votes to continue community water fluoridation
Machias, Maine- When about 25 people gathered in June at the annual town meeting here, one question on the town warrant was whether to continue community water fluoridation in this town of about 2,200. After the vote, 23 wanted to keep fluoridation and only two wanted it gone, according to the Maine Dental Association...
HHS releases updated fluoride recommendation
On April 27, 2015, after years of scientifically rigorous analysis of the amount of fluoride people receive from all sources, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride in community water systems, lowering it to 0.7 parts per million. For more information on this release, including the American Dental Association's statement, please visit the ADA's website.
Dental-Health Professional Shortage Areas
Look for d-HPSA distinguished classifieds in the upcoming issues of the New York State Dental Journal.
By working in a d-HPSA designated area, you can help alleviate the access to care burden afflicting portions of the state.
Additionally, if your practice is located in an underserved area and you would like to post a job opening or practice for sale for free, contact Mercedes Susi, Grant Project Coordinator.
Not certain what a d-HPSA is? Check out HRSA's website.
If you want to find out if your practice is located in a d-HPSA, check here.
Loan Repayment Programs
Dental residents and job-seeking, new dentists with school-based debt are encouraged to check out a variety of service based loan repayment programs available to them.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
The cycle for new applicants will open again next winter.
New York State Primary Care Service Corps (NYS PCSC)
The cycle for new applicants will open in late 2015 or early 2016.
Send an email to request email notifications, including when applications are scheduled to open.
Discover Dentistry in Upstate New York
This video was made possible through the support of the New York State Department of Health, the Health Research Institute, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Current State of Children's Dental Health
The Current State of Children's Dental Heath workshop brought together a group of dentists, registered dental hygienists, educators, and public health worker to learn about six of the best practices throughout the state dedicated to treating, reducing, and eradicating early childhood caries (ECC).
Kara Williams, MPH, from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York presented on "CHOMPERS!"
Bridget Walsh, MPH, from the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy discussed "Keep NY Smiling."
Melinda Clark, MD, FAAP, from Albany Medical Center and Albany Medical College presented on the importance of intertwining dental and overall all.
Dara Rosenberg, DDS, MS, MPH, of St. Barnabas Hospital Health System in the Bronx described her hospital's participation in the DentaQuest ECC Collaborative.
Christie Custodio-Lumsden, PhD, MS, RD, CDN, from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine discussed the MySmileBuddy iPad-based family intervention.
Tony Mendicino, DDS, and Carly Sisson from Finger Lakes Community Health presented on their TeleHealth initiative.
For more information or to join an advisory committee dedicated to linking children to a source of dental care, email Mercedes Susi, Grant Project Coordinator.