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Partnering with NYU College of Dentistry, Forestdale to Launch Dental Clinic for Children in Foster Care

May 14, 2014
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U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng and State Senator James Sanders to attend ribbon cutting, May 15th

What: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate a new initiative between Forestdale and the New York University School of Dentistry to advance the oral health of children in foster care.

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Forestdale, Inc. (67-35 112th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375)

Who: Scheduled speakers include Dr. Mark Wolff, Chair and Dr. Andrew Schenkel, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cariology and Comprehensive Care of NYU School of Dentistry; Anstiss Agnew, Executive Director of Forestdale; children who have benefited from the clinic, and U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng. State Senator James Sanders and other community members will be in attendance.

Forestdale and the New York University School of Dentistry have partnered to build a Children’s Dental Clinic on the Forestdale campus.  The clinic is designed to address the acute dental and oral health needs of children in foster care in Queens. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 35% of children enter foster care with significant dental and oral health problems.

In its first year, the Children’s Dental Clinic is slated to provide top-quality oral health services to over 350 children in foster care. Staffing is provided by fourth-year NYU dental students under the supervision of experienced professors. By providing comprehensive, compassionate care, the goal is to help children heal and thrive.

This is the third health initiative by Forestdale and NYU to improve the life-long outcomes for foster care youth. The Forestdale Teen Health Clinic and Trauma Systems Therapy programs operate in partnership with the NYU College of Nursing and Child Study Center respectively.

Forestdale Media Contact:  Jesse Brown,; 718-263-0740 x219

About Forestdale Inc.  Forestdale is a family services agency dedicated to the future of children in Queens. Our mission is to ensure children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and loving home, education and career opportunity, and health literacy. With a history of service dating to 1854, Forestdale serves over 1200 families from Astoria to Far Rockaway every year.

About New York University College of Dentistry--New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.

About New York University College of Nursing   NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Dentistry

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


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