ACS/NYU Provides Dental Care to Youth in Foster Care

Andrew Schenkel, DMD, MS, director of Community-Based Dental Education at NYU College of Dentistry, left; Julie Farber, ACS commissioner of family permanency services; Rickeem Parker, 18-year-old resident of the Children’s Center; and Rebecca Chew, front, right, ACS associate commissioner. Image by NYU College of Dentistry

NEW YORK, NY – The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has announced that 100 children in foster care have been provided with dental care thanks to a partnership with New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry.

In May, ACS announced the partnership, which, for the first time ever, allows for dental screenings onsite at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s Center.  Children in poverty experience twice the caries rate as those who are not. They are four times more likely to be untreated for these issues, according to the college.

As part of this partnership, students from NYU College of Dentistry provide onsite dental care and education to youth at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s Center twice a week. Dental students perform a full dental exam and administer fluoride treatment. Children who need cleanings, fillings, braces or other procedures are scheduled for expedited follow-up visits at NYU College of Dentistry.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dental professional with child
NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Provided Free Oral Health care to 3,000+ People During 2018-2019 School Year

More than 3,000 people in four different countries – 2,049 children...


Newberg-based A-dec Inc has announced it has acquired the assets of...

UB Program Introduces Native American Students to Careers in Dentistry

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation...

Midmark Partners With Practice Design Group to Present Interactive ImpactDesign Seminars

Midmark Corp is proud to partner with Jeff Carter, DDS, and...

Study Shows SmartMouth Clinical DDS Effective Alternative to Prescription Chlorhexidine

SmartMouth Oral Health Laboratories’ Clinical DDS Advanced Oral Rinse is featured...

Freedom Assistant Cart

ASI’s new Freedom Dental Delivery System elevates an esthetic design preference...

INBRACE Smartwires

INBRACE’s Smartwire system features a design tailored to each
 patient’s unique...

A-dec 500
A-dec Introduces the New A-dec 500

Focused on creating a superior doctor and patient experience, the new...