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Dal alum's $1‑million gift to create paediatric and adult special needs dental clinic

Posted by Dal News on October 7, 2022 in News

Dr. Theresa Chiang (DDS'65), second from left, has provided a gift that will create two dental surgical suites. (Nick Pearce photo)

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry cut the ribbon late last month on a new surgical clinic that will treat paediatric and adult special needs patients, help reduce wait times, and enhance training for dentistry students and residents.

The new Tze/Chiang Paediatric and Adult Special Needs Clinic was made possible through a $1-million gift from alumna Dr. Theresa Chiang (BSc’61, DDS’65) in memory of her late husband, paediatric physician Dr. Wah Jun Tze (MD’65).

More than 1,000 special needs patients across Nova Scotia, who need oral health procedures that require sedation or general anaesthesia, are waiting for treatment. Dr. Chiang’s gift will create two dental surgical suites that provide care for those waiting for these treatments.

Read the Dal News story.