Romer Ocanto, Chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Honored at International Conference
Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for the best poster at the International Conference on Dentistry and Oral Health held in September in Valencia, Spain.
Ocanto also received $500 Euros toward expenses at the 2018 meeting to be held in Rome. In addition, Ocanto has been invited to speak about the CDM grant at the University of Malta (L-Università ta’ Malta) for the Dental Medicine faculty, Department of Oral Rehabilitation and Community Dental Care in Valetta, Malta, during 2018.
Ocanto has secured $8,058,231 since 2007 toward improving access to dental care to children with Special Health Care Needs (SHCN). In June of 2015, Ocanto secured a $3,391,788 grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) to provide this training to pediatric dentistry and advanced education in general dentistry residents over a five-year period. To date Ocanto has received four grants from HRSA.
This project is 100% financed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D88HP20126 and Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene for $3,391,788. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.