The UAB School of Dentistry, in partnership with the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Optometry, received a $150,000 renewal grant through the DentaQuest Foundation in late 2012 to continue a pilot program designed to train health-care students to work collaboratively and recognize when they should make referrals to other professions.

“The project allows us to conduct free, school-based and childcare center-based health screenings for children in selected Birmingham schools and the surrounding area,” said the grant’s principal investigator, Conan Davis, D.M.D., director of community collaborations at the UAB School of Dentistry. “Students are the most impressionable while in their professional training. We think it’s important for them to learn how and when to collaborate, and when it’s necessary to refer, as well as to know what they are looking for on a very basic level. This will help all of the disciplines better serve their patients when they go out into the real world.”
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Professions Represented
 Dentistry
 Medicine
 Nursing
 Health Professions
 Optometry
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Conan Davis, D.M.D