Hello roadrunners! I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your March and are doing your best to make it through these last few weeks of winter. Hang in there, spring is just around the corner!
The Roseman Dental Clinic has graciously extended their existing dental voucher till the end of March. The offer is valid for new and existing patients, and a voucher to be used towards the cost of their comprehensive or periodic exam and necessary radiographs up to $119.00 and an added $100.00 for needed dental care. The offer runs from now through Thursday, March 31, 2022. Initial appointments must be scheduled and completed during this period. This program offers a financial incentive to seek care, and it offers our dental students and faculty the opportunity to serve more patients. To date, I am proud to share that since launching the College of Dental Medicine in 2012, through Roseman Dental it has supplied more than $1,341,000 in free dental care to Utah residents. To learn more about the voucher click here.
Additionally, Roseman University of Health Science’s College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah has received a generous donation of $50,000 from Marathon Petroleum Corporation through its Salt Lake City refinery to supply free dental care to the underserved youth of the West-Side Salt Lake City area.
To distribute these funds, this spring Roseman Dental, the clinical practice of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine, is partnering with the American Dental Association to supply free dental screenings and cleanings to qualifying children ages 18 and under as part of the national Give Kids a Smile® program. Youth will also receive free screenings and cleanings at the College of Dental Medicine’s Back-to-School Brush Up™ held in the fall. All children and teens who attend these events also receive a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a FREE comprehensive exam, x-rays, sealants, and up to $50 of added care and services.
I am immensely proud to announce that Dr. Dustin Christensen-Grant has been awarded the Utah Distinguished Young Pharmacist of The Year award by the UPA (Utah Pharmacist Association) and has accepted a new position as Assistant Dean of Admissions for the College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Christensen-Grant was selected for this award because of the work he did during 2021’s pandemic restrictions for Pharmacy Day at Capitol Hill. He made sure that Pharmacists’ voices were heard, despite the restrictions. He organized an online event not just for students, but also for pharmacists across the state of Utah to share their stories about how they have been able to impact the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, he invited Dr. Deeb Eid as a keynote speaker to talk about his national advocacy effort for pharmacists to play a bigger role in community health.
In Dr. Christensen-Grant’s new role as the Assistant Dean of Admissions for the College of Pharmacy he will be overseeing all Roseman University campus locations. His work will be focused on recruitment for Roseman University’s College of Pharmacy and assisting students with the pharmacy application process. We are honored to have Dr. Christensen-Grant as a member of the Roseman community.
Wishing you a safe and healthy March.
Jeremy Wells, JD
Chancellor, South Jordan Campus