Bringing Dental Care to Our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for the vulnerable senior population. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral health is critical. However, the systemic issue and social challenges for managing geriatric dental patients as the fastest growing age group in Canada remains a challenge.

Today, UBC Faculty of Dentistry is pleased to announce its multi-year agreement with Henry Schein Canada, Henry Schein Cares, and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, in support of the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program. This will enable the program’s dental and dental hygiene  students to provide much needed dental care for older adults residing in long-term care hospital

“We are grateful for Henry Schein’s generosity in supporting the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program. This gift will continue to enable our students to have a robust and meaningful education in the provision of care for geriatric patients. The educational impact for students and the delivery of much needed care is significant but does take funds to sustain,” – Dr. Chris Wyatt, professor & director, UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program.