The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology announced that Portland (Ore.) Community College has won the 2015 Myerson Grant.
The Myerson Tooth Corporation donated a FlexPress Automated Digital Injection System to the Foundation for a school interested in flexible partials. With this donation, Myerson and the Foundation created this grant in order to support the Foundation’s purpose by making higher-level education more accessible. Portland Community College will be awarded one FlexPress Automated Digital Injection System. This grant is valued at more than $5,000 and is capable of injecting a wide variety of thermoplastic appliances, including flexible partial dentures, clasps, unilaterals, and temporaries.
“With the decline in dental laboratory technology programs, Myerson’s willingness to donate this system to a school in need helps us improve the nation’s educational climate for future dental technicians. Their recognition of the important role the Foundation plays in bringing education and other resources to the dental laboratory technology profession is something we are heavily thankful for,” said Foundation Chair Leon Hermanides, CDT.