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University of Fla. College of Dentistry Partnership Aimed at Advancing Computerized Injection Technology

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LIVINGSTON, NJ, October 16, 2012 -- Milestone Scientific Inc., a leader in advanced, computer-controlled injection technologies, has entered into an educational partnership with the University of Florida College of Dentistry, whereby Milestone will supply its STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® (STA System) for use by the university faculty to train students. Milestone will provide ongoing training support for the university faculty and its students.


The University of Florida College of Dentistry is one of six health colleges at the UF&Shands Academic Health Center in Gainesville, Fla. The college is the only state-sponsored dental school in Florida and is a national leader in dental education, research and service. As of 2012, 329 DMD students and 133 residents were enrolled in the college. Since 1972 the college has graduated 2,423 dentists. The college operates dental centers that train dental students and residents in four Florida cities and, together, they provided more than 110,000 patient visits last year. Hialeah Dental Clinic averages 200 patients weekly providing comprehensive oral care to children, adults and senior citizens.


Ulrich Foerster, DDS, an associate professor in the UF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, said, “Emerging technologies have an enormous impact on our curriculum because we have to train tomorrow’s dentists on tomorrow’s instruments and technologies to ensure they are prepared for a modern day dental practice. The computerized injection technology may provide clinical benefits for patients in addition to a more comfortable and safe procedure. Working with Milestone and the STA System adds value to our students’ learning experience and places us at the forefront of an innovative method for achieving painfree drug delivery.”


Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, said, “We look forward to our partnership with the University of Florida College of Dentistry, which is further illustration that our technology is becoming the standard of care in dental anesthesia. An important aspect of our growth strategy is working with dental universities to train and educate the next generation of dentists.”


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