OraPharma renews ARESTIN Student Access Program

Aug. 13, 2009
Program supplies participating dental and dental hygiene schools with product and course materials for ARESTIN hands-on instruction.

WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania--OraPharma, a specialty oral health company dedicated to bringing scientifica and technological products to the dental community, recently expanded its commitment to providing educational support and training to dental and dental hygiene schools.

The company has renewed its ARESTIN Student Access Program and created a new Professional Affairs Team to provide field support and instructor training for the program.

The ARESTIN Student Access Program was implemented a few years ago as the result of discussion and collaboration between OraPharma and the directors of dental and dental hygiene schools.

According to ARESTIN Product Director Ben Sandefur, "Our mutual goal was to develop a program that would provide educational programming and hands-on training so that dental and dental hygiene students can learn how to appropriately incorporate locally administered antibiotics like ARESTIN as part of a comprehensive periodontal disease treatment protocol."

During the 2008-09 school year, 118 dental and dental hygiene schools and more than 2,800 dental and dental hygiene students participated in the ARESTIN Student Access Program.

Enrollment for the 2009-10 program is available to accredited two- or four-year dental and dental hygiene schools, as well as periodontal specialty programs that include instruction on the use of ARESTIN as part of a comprehensive periodontal treatment protocol.

Participating schools will receive the following ARESTIN Student Access Program materials:

* ARESTIN Trial Kits containing 12 ARESTIN cartridges for clinical use by each participating student

* Faculty Education Kits containing clinical and patient resources regarding periodontal therapy and ARESTIN, as well as educational content for classroom lectures and demonstration product for hands on laboratory to ensure each student can practice placing ARESTIN prior to treating patients

* Student Education Kits including clinical and patient education resources regarding periodontal therapy and ARESTIN

* Two ARESTIN handles at no charge and the ability to order additional discounted ARESTIN handles ($32 each) for participating students

The OraPharma, Inc Professional Affairs Team will provide enhanced support and introduce additional academic programs to dental and hygiene schools. This team will also provide best practices training and education for course directors in schools participating in the ARESTIN Student Access Program.

"The ARESTIN Student Access Program helps ensure that ARESTIN will continue to be widely available for clinical use by all dental and dental hygiene school students," explained Sandefur. "Today's students represent the next generation of oral health professionals. It's important that they have training and experience with the most common periodontal disease options upon graduation."

Dental and dental hygiene school faculty who wish to participate in the ARESTIN Student Access Program can get more information and register for the program at student access program.

If you require more information, please contact the OraPharma Professional Education team at (888) 553-6010, ext. 0627.

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