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Miami Dade College Receives $120,000 Grant from Health Foundation of South Florida

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Miami, July 5, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Foundation recently announced it has received a $120,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida to support the Medical Campus’ Dental Hygiene Program. The grant money will help to equip an entire clinical suite with new, state-of-the-art dental chairs, complete with networking capabilities for electronic medical records, chair-side data entry capabilities and a monitor for patients to view images and receive dental care education.

“The community and our students will be the primary beneficiaries of this wonderful gift,” said Medical Campus President Dr. Armando Ferrer. “The new chairs will help ensure that students are trained on the use of industry standard equipment. The technology will also contribute to improved efficiencies and patient care.” 

Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit, grant-making organization, is dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, the Foundation makes a measurable and sustainable impact in the health of individuals and families. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $95 million in grants and program support. For more information, please call 305-374-7200, or visit

The acclaimed Dental Hygiene program at MDC serves more than 2,000 patients from the community each year at several sites. To learn more, please visit


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