The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation in 2018 provided a grant to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to start a social work program to support health equity and patients seen in the pediatric dentistry clinics. As part of the college’s first program involving social work, the department has hired Elisabeth Purkis as a medical social consultant/
Dr. Angelo Arce, Pediatric Dentistry Resident, has earned the Dr. Indru Punwani Graduate Student Research Award (GRSA) from the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists (ISPD).
The award, named for Dr. Punwani, Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Dentistry, is granted for excellence in dental research. Dr. Arce received a certificate and $500 prize to help defray his costs to attend
The Fry Foundation has provided a $75,000 grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry for a dual purpose. One is for the department to perform a community needs assessment, to determine families’ requirements, wants, and barriers concerning pediatric dental care. The other is to start a social work program known as “pCARES” (pediatric Counseling
Dr. Brittaney Hill, who earned her Pediatric Dentistry certificate and MS in Oral Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2017, has returned as a full-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Hill also earned a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration as part of a federal Health Resources and
The Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists (ISPD) recently honored Dr. Indru Punwani, professor emeritus, pediatric dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, with a certificate of appreciation, and by making a $2,000 contribution to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Indru C. Punwani Resident and Faculty
More than 800 low-income Illinois children with immediate dental needs are on a two-year waiting list for procedures that require general anesthesia at the College’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, has granted its fifth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the Department of Pediatric Dentistry for general anesthesia
The Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists awarded its fourth annual Dr. Indru C. Punwani Graduate Student Research Awards at the ISPD meeting at the American Dental Association building in Chicago on April 7.
Recipients were Dr. Allison Horn, Resident, Pediatric Dentistry, UIC, and Dr. Neha Shah, Pediatric Dental Resident from Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Evelina Kratunova, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, was awarded a Master Clinician Scholarship from the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
The scholarship provides education valuable to an academic career in pediatric dentistry and will allow Dr. Kratunova to attend the Academy for Academic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded the College of Dentistry a $1 million grant for five years to help provide dental students with education and training in the care of children up to five years old.
“This is a population that is underserved in dental care—partly because their oral health status is just emergent, and party