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Forward Science Donates to Local Hygiene School Affected by Harvey
By: Forward Science
"Having been through Hurricane Katrina and now Hurricane Harvey, I have seen first-hand what these natural disasters can do to a city, both good and bad," explains Forward Science C.E.O. Robert J Whitman, a New Orleans native and now Houstonian. "I have seen the destruction a storm can create, destroying cars, homes, workplaces, and normalcy all together. But the positive aspect is to see a community and city bind together and get through these challenging times. It is promising seeing first responders, neighbors from near & far, and local companies, like Forward Science, do everything they can for those who were affected. That is the positive outcome from a negative situation, and we are happy to play our role in helping the local community."
Forward Science is a Houston based company that was founded with a mission to save lives. Although typically the lives saved are through their advanced technology, Forward Science is happy to be able to play a role in restoring dental and medical professionals back to normalcy in any way possible.
One of the benefactors of Forward Science's Harvey Donation was Lone Star College – Kingwood Dental Hygiene. During Hurricane Harvey, the Lone Star College – Kingwood Dental Hygiene campus was devastated. The dental hygiene clinic was completely destroyed, including all of its contents. Ami Sanchez, a recent UT Dental Hygiene graduate and now a faculty member at Lone Star College – Kingwood, shared her perspective on the loss, "The loss has created challenges for the faculty and students and their varied learning platforms. It is with the generosity of our community partners, which always astounds us, with their support and willingness to share for our student's success. Forward Science and the knowledge that they share, will help to increase student learning and provide an invaluable service to our community patients." Outside of Lone Star College, Ami has been using Forward Science's oral cancer screening device, OralID, for many years at University of Texas Dental Hygiene School local oral cancer screening events. Ami further shared her appreciation of Forward Science's donation of OralID devices to the school by sharing her thoughts on the life-saving technology, "The value of what the OralID system offers is a key factor in screening patients for oral cancer and will help save lives through our students' hands."
Forward Science is honored to help in these local relief efforts and regularly contributes to various national and international dental/medical outreach programs as well. For more about Forward Science's disaster relief efforts, visit www.ForwardScience.com/
About Lone Star College – Kingwood Dental Hygiene
The Lone Star College-Kingwood dental hygiene program offers small class size, individualized learning experiences with eight hundred hours of clinical practice. The mission for the Lone Star College-Kingwood program is to produce competent graduates whose technical skills, knowledge and interpersonal communication skills make them an asset to any employer and the community.
About Forward Science
Forward Science is a privately held biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science's flagship product, is an award winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to discover abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued its focus to advance healthcare in oral oncology and launched advanced diagnostic tests (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) and treatment options (SalivaMAX, SalivaCAINE)
To learn more about OralID, or any of Forward Science's products, please visit https://forwardscience.com/