Dr. Eugene Ko Awarded Inaugural Advancing Oral, Craniofacial Health Award for New Biodevices

| By Penn Dental Medicine

With the goal of developing new oral health care technologies and devices, the inaugural Advancing Oral & Craniofacial Health Award was recently awarded to Penn Dental Medicine’s Dr. Eugene Ko, Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine, for a project titled “Baby Seal: Promoting Intrinsic Sucking in Cleft Palate Infant Bottle Feeding.” Dr. Ko will be collaborating on the project with Dr. Shu Yang, Joseph Bordogna Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn Engineering.

“We launched the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry (CiPD) to advance this type of project development in collaboration with Engineering, and we are thrilled to have the Oral & Craniofacial Award now part of the Health-Tech Accelerator,” says Dr. Michel Koo, Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Divisions of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, and Co-Director of CiPD.