COVID-19: UB Planning and Response • Updated 7/24/2020
This department was the first Oral Biology program in a U.S. dental school, the first to offer a Ph.D. in Oral Biology, and continues to be a leader in oral health research and funding.
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There are currently no clinically tested or government-approved cell therapies for treating or preventing COVID-19, says UB expert Laertis Ikonomou.
UB expert Laertis Ikonomou urges the public to be cautious of unproven and unsafe “stem cell” therapies that promise to prevent COVID-19.
UB dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care.
The UB School of Dental Medicine and OptiMed Technology were awarded a manufacturing grant from the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund to accelerate the development of their products to the market.