The University of Manitoba will officially launch the Niznick Overdenture Program today. The $500,000-project will see University of Manitoba dental students pioneer a new technology and program that will give dental implants to 35 homeless people.
The U of M has partnered with Siloam Mission’s health centre to offer complete dental implants to the 35 patients of Siloam’s dental clinic. The implants would usually cost upwards of $10,000 per patient.
The first nine patients will begin the 12-week procedure at the University of Manitoba Dental Clinic on Bannatyne Avenue today.
Patients will be available for interview at Siloam Mission at 1:30 p.m. They will then take a chartered bus courtesy of Tony’s Academy Service from Siloam Mission to the U of M Dental Clinic on Bannatyne Ave. at 1:45 p.m. where they will begin treatment at the Faculty of Dentistry’s Main Clinic on the Bannatyne Campus.
What: Dental implants for homeless people
When: Thursday, January 12, 2012
12:30 p.m.: At Siloam Mission
2:00 p.m.: At Faculty of Dentistry’s Main Clinic located at 790 Bannatyne Ave.
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