The New York State Dental Foundation maintains an ongoing inventory of dental supplies for donation to dentists and organizations which conduct outreach programs, either here in the USA or overseas. Recently, the Foundation donated dental supplies to the Mayfield Presbyterian Church Mission Group, which included NYSDA members Vincent Filanova, DDS and Gary DiSanto-Rose, DMD. The Foundation’s donation enabled the Group to treat more 140 people and provide more than 500 dental services, including 51 cleanings, 89 fillings, 155 extractions and one incision and drainage of an infected hematoma swelling.
In order to continue to help those who do so much to help people desperately in need of oral health care, the Foundation has established an ongoing “call for product,” to include the items listed below. PLEASE NOTE, donators will be acknowledged for their generosity in Foundation communications, including website and newsletters, as well as in any press relations created as part of charitable missions.
Chromic gut sutures
Contra angle latch attachment
Mirrors and handles
Dental ultrasonic unit
Disinfecting cleaners and wipes
Disposable lab coats
Dry socket paste
Local anesthesia (lidocaine, mepivaine, etc.)
The New York State Dental Foundation has a simple mission: to improve the oral health of all New Yorkers. It’s a simple mission, but one that is profoundly significant and daunting.
As dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization in New York State, the Foundation builds relationships to help make a difference in our communities through better oral health. To that end, the Foundation has created the Donated Equipment Program; working with industry partners, the Foundation will provide donations of equipment (e.g., sterilizers, handpieces, etc.) to help community programs throughout New York State increase their capacity to provide dental treatment to vulnerable populations. .
To apply for consideration for the Foundation’s Donated Equipment Program, submit the completed attached application to: Laura Leon, director, NYS Dental Foundation, 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 602, Albany, NY 12211, or fax to (518)465-3219.
Governor Cuomo has signed into law, as Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2016, the opioid abuse legislative package passed by the New York State Legislature. This new law limits initial prescriptions of controlled substances for acute pain to no more than a seven day supply. It also mandates three hours of continuing education every three years in pain management for all health care professionals who hold a current United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number. The continuing education can be taken online and can be applied to the existing 60 hours of mandatory continuing education required for dentists. The first such course must be taken on or before July 1, 2017. Governor Cuomo also issued his comprehensive report on the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session and its accomplishments. To read the Governor's announcement of his signing of the opioid abuse legislation, including a summary of the provisions in the new law, use the first link below. To read the Governor's speech on signing the opioid abuse legislation, use the second link below. To read the Governor's complete 2016 legislative session report, use the third link below. To read the Governor's announcement and summary of his 2016 legislative session report, use the last link below.
http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-combat-heroin-and-opioid-crisis (Governor Cuomo announcement of signing and summary of opioid abuse legislation)
http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/video-photos-transcript-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-combat-heroin-and-opioid-crisis (Governor Cuomo speech on signing opioid abuse legislation)
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/2016EndofSessionReport.pdf (Governor Cuomo complete 2016 legislative session report)
http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-highlights-achievements-2016-legislation-session (Governor Cuomo announcement and summary of 2016 legislative session report)