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New York State Dental Foundation, Inc.

  • Albany, NY
  • http://www.nysdentalfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The New York State Dental Foundation, which was incorporated in 1980, was established to foster a statewide approach to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry and dental education and to improve the quality of dental care by: - Assisting dentists and their staffs to increase and advance their skills and knowledge. - Encouraging the establishment and support of student aid programs. - Making grants to appropriate agencies for purposes of research. - Making grants to dental schools or other organizations involved in the education of dentists. - Increasing the public's understanding of and access to dental services.

Main Programs

  1. 2009 Conference on Oral Pathology
  2. Children's Dental Health Certificates
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York State

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer

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Ms. Laura Beth Leon

Keywords

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oral health, dental care, smiles, children, children's oral health care, dental foundation, dentists, dental hygienists, health, seniors, elderly, elder health

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EIN

13-3051339

Also Known As

NYSDF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Public Health Program (E70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

2009 Conference on Oral Pathology

In cooperation with the New York State Dental Association, the NY/NJ AIDS Education Training, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Department of Health, and the NYS AIDS Institute, the New York State Dental Foundation will be hosting the two-day, Conference on Oral Pathology in New York City. This year’s program will build upon the success of the 2008 Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV and AIDS.
The first day of the program will provide dental practitioners with an array of courses, workshops, and panel discussions regarding timely topics in oral pathology including HPV, HIV/AIDS, oral cancer, bioterrorism, smoking cessation, etc. Speakers for this program will include world-renowned experts on oral pathology including Dr. David Reznik of Grady Health System, Helene Bednarsh of the Boston Public Health Commission, and Dr. Jennifer Cleveland of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as an array of nationally and internationally recognized scholars and researchers on oral pathology.

It is the second day of this program that offers the prospects of having an impact not only on the professional lives of the dental practitioners in attendance, but also on the greater community around the country. The second day of the conference will include an intensive day-long training on rapid HIV testing and counseling for private dental practitioners.

The rationale for offering access to rapid HIV testing in the dental setting is supported by the fact that those who are aware of their HIV status significantly reduce high-risk behavior[1].Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended routine HIV testing, so as to make such a part of routine healthcare. The training sessions are a natural “next step” for the Foundation; in October of 2008, we conducted what we believe to have been the very first regional Summit on Oral Health Care, HIV & AIDS. More than 200 people attended the event, which in addition to Delta

Dental was co-sponsored by the NYS Department of Health-AIDS Institute, Central New York Regional office; NYU College of Dentistry; the NY/NJ AIDS Education and training Center; and PennWell.

The Rapid HIV Testing training sessions would include presentations by world renowned authorities such as David Reznik, DDS, director of the Oral Health Center Infectious Disease Program, at Grady Health System in Atlanta, GA, and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program would attract hundreds of dentists, public health officials and stakeholders to an event which will provide the opportunity to explore effective coordination among multiple entities involved in the relationship between oral health care and HIV/AIDS, and it will do so with the unifying theme of the rights and dignity of the patient.

The training will utilize oral-based rapid HIV testing, which can be performed by non-laboratory staff, allowing for easy implementation in a dental setting. In fact the majority of HIV tests being conducted nationally are now using rapid tests as an accessible alternative to more traditional forms of testing[2]. “The advantages of rapid HIV tests, particularly with oral fluid specimens, include increased availability and acceptability of testing among populations at high risk for HIV infection and increased receipt of test results among those tested.”[3] The idea for instituting HIV testing in the dental setting is a concept supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, the CDC initiated pilot rapid testing programs in dental settings at the University of North Carolina. These programs were later expanded in 2002, 2003, 2004-2005 at various sites throughout the United States.

This training will seek to provide dental practitioners with the background necessary to accurately perform the rapid testing; to learn both pre and post test counseling; as well as to ascertain how they will develop a system for referring those patients who test positive to services needed. The Foundation is confident that through commencing this program in New York City, we will be able to take one step closer to ending AIDS. It is through a multidisciplinary approach that we will truly be able to ensure that the greater community is ensured access to preventative and treatment services.

 

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[1] Marks et al. JAIDS 2005

[2] Association of Public Health Laboratories. Public health laboratory issues in brief: 2006 HIV diagnostics survey. Silver Spring, MD: Association of Public Health Laboratories; 2007. Available at http://www.aphl.org/aphlprograms/infectious/documents/hiv_issue_brief_2007.pdf(http://www.aphl.org/aphlprograms/infectious/documents/hiv_issue_brief_2007.pdf) .
[3] Hutchinson AB, Branson BM, Kim A, Farnham PG. A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of alternative HIV counseling and testing methods to increase knowledge of HIV status. AIDS 2006;20:1597--604

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Children's Dental Health Certificates

The New York State Dental Association and the New York State Dental Foundation have been working with the State Education Department and the Department of Health on the implementation of new legislation requiring all public schools to request dental health certificates from children entering certain grades.
 

The implementing regulations have been passed by the New York State Board of Regents and an approved School Dental Health Certificate Form has been created. These can be accessed on this Web site or on a New York State's Web site at http://www.(http://www.schoolhealthservicesny.com/) schoolhealthservicesny.com(http://www.schoolhealthservicesny.com/) .

In addition, dentists and the public will find the Question and Answer available on the New York State Education Department Office of Professions web site to be helpful in understanding the new legislation http://www.oobvious swelling related to clinical evidence of open cavities, or any other condition that interferes with the student’s ability to chew, speak or focus on
school activities.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

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New York

New York State

Funding Needs

The New York State Dental Foundation is the New York State Dental Association’s charitable organization. Your tax-deductible gift will help to fund dental research, education, access to care and charitable assistance through various grant and scholarship programs. Best of all, your entire gift is applied to the charitable activities of the Foundation. In addition, you may designate which program area you would like your donation used for. To make a donation online, simply select the amount your would like to donate and the program you would like your donation to support; if you would like you can also make an unrestricted donation. Funds donated and designated as "unrestricted" will be used where there is the most need.

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NEW YORK STATE DENTAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Ms. Laura Beth Leon

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BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Edward Downes DDS

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