UIC College of Dentistry Announces Largest Gift Ever

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has announced the largest-ever gift in the history of the college which enables the creation of a state-of-the-art integrated clinical technology center for education and research.

From Dentistrt IQ at http://www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/article-display/0748192430/articles/dentisryiq/industry/2012/1/uic-largest_gift.html

January 6, 2012

Dean Bruce S. Graham of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has announced the largest-ever gift in the history of the college. The gift consists of $8.2 million worth of KaVo Group dental equipment and technology, and was made possible through the support of the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation.

With this gift, the College of Dentistry has raised more than $36.9 million during the Brilliant Futures: Educating a New Dentist for America capital campaign, exceeding its $35 million campaign goal.

Dr. Graham called it a “transformational gift,” noting the donation “literally will help us to transform our 39-year-old, outdated clinical facilities by creating a state-of-the-science Integrated Clinical Technology Center. The new center will encompass all of our undergraduate and postgraduate clinics within the first three floors of the dental school building.”

The Integrated Clinical Technology Center “will consist of 300 clinical operatories,” Dr. Graham said. “As we move forward, we are committed to perpetually maintaining our clinical equipment at the leading edge of technological innovation.”

Dr. Graham noted that the college has created two new clinics: the Delta Dental of Illinois Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Department of Orthodontics postgraduate clinic.

“They serve as our showcase clinics, and stand for what we aspire to create throughout our dental school,” he said. “We are committed to renewing the remainder of our clinical facilities to introduce the same advances in digital technology.

“In addition, all of the renewed clinics will meet current and anticipated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards,” Dr. Graham continued.

“More importantly, we will give our students the opportunity to learn their profession in an optimal environment. With this gift, we are on our way to fully integrating state-of-the-science technology to support our leading-edge clinical education.

 

Read more about the UI College of Dentistry's nationally recognized efforts to transform its clinical education programs at http://www.dentistryiq.com/index/display/article-display/0748192430/articles/dentisryiq/industry/2012/1/uic-largest_gift.html

 

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