Straumann Group North America supports implant dentistry patient care and education through funding and in-kind support
NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has received funding and in-kind support from Straumann Group North America, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions, to make dental implants more accessible for patients in need and to foster and enhance student education at NYU Dentistry.
“This donation directly supports NYU College of Dentistry’s mission to provide affordable, high-quality dental care to our patients, and we are grateful to Straumann for its generosity,” said Charles N. Bertolami, the Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry. “In addition, NYU has the largest dental implant training program in the country, so having access to materials and increased opportunities for our pre- and postdoctoral students to learn about implant dentistry is critical.”
The investment from Straumann Group North America includes products to NYU Dentistry’s clinics, which will subsidize implant treatment for patients in need, and other funding to support NYU Dentistry’s newly launched Patient Care Access Fund, created to reduce financial barriers for patients who would otherwise not be able to receive dental implants as part of their treatment plans.
“We are proud to invest in the education of NYU dental students and the community of patients they serve, and believe this will have a true and lasting impact on underserved populations,” said Rob Woolley, EVP and Head of Straumann Group North America. “This important initiative aligns with our global mission to restore smiles and confidence.”
Dental implants provide secure, long-term solutions for replacing missing or damaged teeth. The screw-like implant is surgically placed in the jawbone to anchor a replacement tooth. Dental implants are also increasingly being used to secure dentures in place, providing comfort and stability.
“Dental implants are an important restoration option for patients, but cost can be a barrier. Through our new Patient Care Access Fund, as well as materials donated by Straumann Group North America, we can bring healthy, complete smiles to many patients who previously would not have considered dental implants,” said Robert Glickman, associate dean for clinical affairs and hospital relations, chair, and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at NYU Dentistry.
About NYU College of Dentistry
Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating nearly 10 percent of the nation’s dentists. NYU Dentistry has a significant global reach with a highly diverse student body. Visit http://dental.nyu.edu for more.
About Straumann Group
The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in replacement, corrective and digital dentistry, including Anthogyr, ClearCorrect, Dental Wings, Neodent, Medentika, Straumann and other fully/partly owned companies and partners. In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, biomaterials and digital solutions for use in tooth replacement and restoration or to prevent tooth loss.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Group currently employs approx. 7200 people worldwide and its products, solutions and services are available in more than 100 countries through a broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners. Visit us at www.straumann.us.