The Foundation is now accepting applications, due 10 August 2019, for the 2020 GKAS awards.
The GKAS Award recognizes an organization’s ability to build, expand or enhance education, access and/or capacity with respect to oral health care for children.
Winning applicants will receive up to $5,000, as determined by the NYSDF Board of Trustees. Winners will be announced at the end of the year.
Nominated community health centers or service programs must answer the following questions:
Nominators must complete the attached form, which includes a written statement and letters of support from a local public health organization.
All nominations must include a written statement of no more than one page detailing why the nominee should receive the award, including an explanation of HOW the nominee meets the criteria to merit recognition and HOW the nominee will use any GKAS Award funding.
All nominations must include a statement indicating why the nominator has chosen to seek award funding from the New York State Dental Foundation.
Once-a-year activities are NOT eligible for GKAS Award consideration.
All GKAS Award recipients MUST include NYS Dental Foundation logo and references in all promotional and press materials related to the activities for which they are receiving the GKAS Award.
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Did you know that the major cause of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), the Human Papilloma Virus type 16 and 18, are included in the HPV vaccine? HPV causes about 70% of current cases of head and neck cancer. While oropharyngeal cancer screening is essential don’t’ miss an opportunity to prevent oropharyngeal cancer in your patients. The New York State Dental Foundation and NYSDA have partnered with the NYS HPV Coalition to increase awareness about the HPV vaccine to prevent oral cancer.
Let parents know that you strongly support HPV vaccination as prevention of cancer. The vaccine gives the best immune response when given before the 13th birthday for both boys and girls but can be given to others as well. There are more OPC cases than cervical cancer cases now. According to the CDC, each year there are 12,900 new cases of Oropharyngeal cancer and 10,800 new cervical cancer cases. The reduction in cervical cancer is a result of the HPV immunization program for females beginning over a decade ago and within a short time we have the power to see similar results with OPC.
Make sure all staff in the office can answer questions about HPV vaccine with science based answers. Refer to the patients primary care provider or the local health department. By having primary care, dental care, and the health department work towards increasing the HPV vaccination rate, we will be able to prevent OPC’s well into the future.
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They say one person can make a difference and this event started with a dentist in California, Dr. Karin Irani, who learned that the only Veterans who received VA dental benefits were those who had a 100% disability or a dental related disability. Because she knew many veterans were falling through the cracks and unable to get dental care, she opened her office for a day around Veterans Day to provide that dental care at no cost. Soon her local dental association endorsed it, then the California Dental Association and then the American Dental Association. It has now spread across the country and this is our third year in New York State and our local dental association the Ninth District Dental Association who is the local component of the American Dental Association-the voice and guardian for America’s dental health-is very grateful for Touro Dental Health to open its wonderful facility to the Veterans today.
NYSDF Recognized for efforts to improve the dental care and oral health of new yorkers with developmental disabilities
Westchester Institute for Human Development’s Dental Services Program Receives Award and Equipment Donation from NYS Dental Foundation
The New York State Department of Health-AIDS Institute Oral Health Resource Center in collaboration with the Northeast/Caribbean AETC offers a unique chance to participate in an HIV Oral Health Preceptorship Program.
HIV Oral Health Preceptorships are available for dentists, dental hygienists and primary care clinicians in New York, New Jersey and the Caribbean. These programs are individually tailored to meet the needs, interests and experience-level of the individual provider. Typical sessions are from one to five days and are available for the person with no or very little HIV experience, to those looking for a more detailed clinical experience in an HIV Primary Care Center, or discovering oral pathology. Preceptorship sites are in multiple locations and the actual location will depend on the level of the preceptorship program selected for the applicant following assessment with our Program Director. Tuition for the program is fully covered by a grant from Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) and nationally accredited continuing education credits are available from the NYS Dental Foundation and the Dental Hygiene Association of the State of NY.
For further information or to register, contact one of the following:
Howard Lavigne, Program Consultant, at 315-247-2998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura O’Shea, Program Coordinator, at 315-477-8124 or email@example.com
NYS Dental Foundation Partner Accepting Applications for Mouth Care Without a Battle Project- Updated 07/31/2017
Just A Reminder………Application Deadline Extended Until August 3rd.
If you haven’t already done so, you can still apply for The Foundation for Quality Care’s Mouth Care Without a Battle Project.
The Foundation for Quality Care (FQC) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Mouth Care Without a Battle Project.
The FQC received a grant award from the New York State Health Foundation for our Mouth Care Without a Battle: Improving Oral Health Care for Older Adults in Nursing Homes Project. The FQC will be implementing the project in a total of 24 nursing homes from the Buffalo, Syracuse and Long Island Regions. This project will help improve daily oral health care and the quality of life for our nursing home residents. The project will provide on-site and remote education, as well as Coaching to Nurses and CNAs on techniques and barriers to good oral care. Nursing homes in the Buffalo, Syracuse and Long Island Regions can apply to participate in this project.
An informational webinar and an application to apply for this exciting project can be found at: Mouth Care Without A Battle Application & Archived Introductory Webinar
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melony Spock, Program Assistant at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 518-462-4800, Ext 14.
Foundation’s Donated Equipment Programs Many Partners = One Purpose; Improved Oral Health Across the Board
The New York State Dental Foundation has kicked off its new Donated Equipment Program with donations valued at nearly $38,000.00 to five regional health care programs: CP Nassau Dental Clinic, Finger Lakes Community Health, Stephen B. Gold Dental Clinic at St. Charles Hospital, and Alice Hyde Dental Center.
According to Foundation Executive Director Laura Clark Leon, “This was all made possible through the tremendous support of industry partners like A-dec, Air Techniques, Belmont, Brewer, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Midmark/Progeny, Pelton/Marus, Scican, Henry Schein, Inc., and Tuttnauer. Without these corporate champions, this couldn’t have happened.”
Under a new NYS law, dentists who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances must complete at least three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction.
The course work/training must be completed by July 1, 2017, and once every three years thereafter, pursuant to Public Health Law (PHL) §3309-a(3). Your NYS Dental Foundation is now offering this fully approved course online, allowing you the option to take it at your leisure in your home or office over sitting in a course for three-hours.
This course fulfills the mandate and counts as 3 hours of live CE towards your required 60 hours of CE every three years. Upon completion, your credits will automatically be added to your NYSDA Continuing Education Registry and you’ll be able to print a certificate of completion.
At $75 for NYSDA members, NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs is a reasonable alternative to live courses on the same subject matter, and what’s especially beneficial is the fact that it allows the ability to take the course in multiple settings, as opposed to doing so all in one three-hour shot.
Finally, taking NYS Requirements for Prescribing Opioid Drugs benefits the public, too, while promoting the fact that dentistry is a caring and healing profession. Proceeds will go toward oral health outreach programs, including the 2017 NYS Veterans Smile Initiative.
The New York State Dental Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The New York State Dental Foundation designates this activity for three (3) hours continuing education credits.
Click here to take the online course