Dentistry training program awarded $1.4 million

Jeffery L. Hicks, D.D.S.

Jeffery L. Hicks, D.D.S.

The Department of Comprehensive Dentistry has been awarded a five-year $1.4 million training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The grant will fund the Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry project that aims to train general dentistry students in the clinical care of patients less than 5 years old.

The project will utilize community settings as well as facilities at the Center for Oral Health Care & Research.

Kevin Donly, D.D.S., chair, Developmental Dentistry, and Jeff Hicks, D.D.S., Comprehensive Dentistry, will head this project, one of several developed in the past decade in the School of Dentistry by Dr. Hicks.

Aiming to develop a training grant center in the Dental School, Dr. Hicks has now received 11 HRSA grants as PI or grant writer for a total of more than $15 million.

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