In celebration of 2021’s GKAS promotion, the New York State Dental Foundation is giving away toothbrushes on a first-come, first-serve basis to community health organizations/programs, schools, food banks, etc. The limit is one box of 144 toothbrushes, with free shipping.
To apply for a free box of toothbrushes, simply complete the product donation form on this link: https://www.nysdentalfoundation.org/our-programs.html and email to Laura Clark Stedman, NYSDF Executive Director.
Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2022, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession.
Additionally, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees, regardless of registration renewal date, to utilize self-study for any coursework taken during the period from March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2022, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. Coursework taken outside that timeframe must meet the continuing education requirements in each individual profession’s laws and regulations.
SED is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.
The New York State Dental Foundation distributes thousands of dollars each year as part of its Give Kids a Smile Award (GKAS) program, which recognizes an organization’s ability to build, expand or enhance oral health education, access and/or capacity for NYS children. Special attention is given to programs that set higher standards of oral health care and quality to better meet the challenges of the future, are driving innovation and expand current capacity. We are currently accepting GKAS nominations for the 2022 funding cycle; information and applications can be found at:
Winning nominations will receive up to $5,000 in funding and/or product/equipment donation. Deadline: 1 July 2021.