U of T Faculty of Dentistry receives funding toward One Smile dentistry research program

November 26, 2020
The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has received a $6.15M gift from Green Shield Canada to support the establishment of the five-year One Smile research program. The gift will fund a two-chair dental clinic within the Faculty of Dentistry that will offer free oral health care to lower-income individuals. The program will address oral health care issues in lower-income brackets, while establishing a body of evidence that can inform public health policies. “The Green Door Project and the Green Shield Canada Clinic will benefit so many disadvantaged individuals and communities, and help to build a healthy and inclusive society,” said U of T president Meric Gertler. “This wonderful gift will also significantly advance U of T’s mission of national and global leadership in health care and public health policy.” U of T (ON)