Prevention and Public Health News
Collaborative Program Results in Fewer Antibiotic Prescriptions
Collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) has resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of antibiotics prescribed at the College of Dentistry.
UIC Launches Innovative Antibiotic Stewardship Program in Dentistry
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious health threat. Dentists, it turns out, have an important part to play in solving this problem. UIC clinicians and researchers are leading the way through an innovative antibiotic stewardship program that has resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of antibiotics prescribed at the College of Dentistry.
International College of Dentists provides grant for extramural rotations at College of Dentistry
The UIC College of Dentistry recently received a grant from the International College of Dentists (ICD) to support travel expenses of seven students to perform extramural rotations at Salud y Paz in Guatemala or Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Dr. Patrick Smith earns AAPHD Grant
Dr. Patrick Smith, clinical assistant professor, Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, has earned a grant from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Foundation for his proposal, “Understanding community engagement in low-income, predominantly black communities to promote oral health.”
UIC College of Dentistry Students to go on Rotations Starting in Third Year
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant of over $1 million over five years obtained in 2017 will enable third-year DMD and DMD Advanced Standing students of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to go out on rotations to community clinics for the first time.