PRESS RELEASE: Carestream Dental, Howard University Partner to Advance Digital Dentistry and Technology Innovation

Above: Dean Andrea Jackson, of the Howard University College of Dentistry, and Dana C. Jackson, DDS, chairman of the Department of Dentistry and program director of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, receives a shipment of equipment from Carestream Dental. The technology will be used for training purposes, as well as to diagnose and treat patients at Howard University Hospital. Photo courtesy of Howard University.

ATLANTA—Carestream Dental has partnered with the prestigious Howard University to provide innovative digital solutions to students at its College of Dentistry. With an in-kind gift of technology valued at $430K, the partnership was designed to arm students and fellows with the knowledge, skills and resources needed as it pertains to digital technology to deliver the best care when they start practicing.

Howard University College of Dentistry students can look forward to training with some of the most advanced digital dentistry technology in the industry from Carestream Dental. And Howard patients will experience first-hand how digital dentistry technology makes dental treatment more approachable. 

Carestream Dental is also supporting Howard University Hospital’s (HUH) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Post-Doctoral Program and General Dentistry Practice Residency Program. The new 3D cone beam CT systems will equip the hospital’s dental department with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment imaging capabilities. This Carestream Dental technology places HUH at the forefront of providing advanced surgical and facial reconstructive services.

“When we partner with universities, we know we’re investing in the future of the industry,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “But this partnership with Howard is different. This is more than an investment in the future of dentistry, it’s an investment in young diverse talent—both doctors and STEM students—and supporting Howard’s mission in improving access for underserved populations. There’s no better return on investment than that.”

It doesn’t stop with dental students. Carestream Dental also plans to source Howard business and technical talent through internships in various departments and include students, alumni and professors in product innovation. Both organizations will also support each other by sharing speakers on a wide variety of topics. 

“We are excited about our partnership with Carestream Dental and we are thankful for their generous contribution of this advanced digital technology,” Andrea D. Jackson, dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry, said. “The partnership is a great opportunity for our students and will be for years to come.”

Howard University’s College Dentistry is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States and graduates approximately 75 students each year. The College serves as a research institution that prides itself on being a national resource for dental leaders.

“Howard University’s leadership team, especially its president, Dr. Wayne Frederick, made this partnership a natural fit,” Ashby said. “I admire Dr. Frederick’s commitment to changing the underrepresentation of African Americans in healthcare, and—as one of the few women running a multi-national medical device and software company—his passion regarding gender equality also resonates deeply.”

To learn more about Carestream Dental or any of its innovative solutions, visit carestreamdental.com. To learn more about Howard University, visit howard.edu.


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