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Media Advisory: Renowned fashion photographer and NBC’s “The Voice” finalist to gift photoshoots, music to WNY children with disabilities at UB dental clinic

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Award-profitable manner photographer Rick Guidotti will take a look at the College at Buffalo College of Dental Medicine to promote the beauty of human diversity and the use of additional inclusive imagery in healthcare education, as very well as to provide specialist photoshoots for kids and youth with disabilities in Western New York. 

NBC’s “The Voice” finalist and Lockport native Joshua Vacanti will also accomplish new music at the occasion with his spouse, Sam Olewnik.

Guidotti is the founder of Constructive Exposure, a nonprofit committed to building a extra inclusive environment by way of pictures, film, exhibitions, lectures and instructional applications. The charitable plan has partnered with hospitals, healthcare universities and academic institutions about the earth to reframe individual depictions in healthcare schooling. 

Guidotti will check out UB from Jan. 20-21 to meet up with with several UB dental, clinical and wellness sciences college, team and college students. The images classes will manifest on Jan. 21.

When: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vacanti and Olewnik will conduct from 11-11:30 a.m.

In which: UB Division of Pediatric and Community Dentistry at 1091 Primary St., Buffalo, 2nd floor.

What: Guidotti will reward professional pictures to regional young children with disabilities. The clinic will also be stuffed with arts, crafts and educational actions for kids. Vacanti and Olewnik will conduct a vary of tracks for attendees.

Media are invited to go to.

“Rick Guidotti delivers to Buffalo the chance to showcase how a great deal we care for inclusivity within our own local community. His perform is showcased in the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry’s journal HELEN as an helpful educating device in medical schools and elsewhere,” states Meelin D. Chin Kit-Wells, DDS, clinical assistant professor of pediatric and local community dentistry at the UB School of Dental Drugs, Optimistic Publicity board member and American Academy of Developmental Medication and Dentistry president-elect.

“With his take a look at, we can educate inclusivity by motion. With grace, we can celebrate each person for who they are,” she says.

Dedication to inclusive oral health treatment

The UB School of Dental Medicine presents holistic oral wellbeing treatment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in supportive, caring and respectful environments. In addition to internet hosting extensive outreach programs, this sort of as their yearly Give Children A Smile Day, the UB Division of Pediatric and Community Dentistry is optimizing treatment for sufferers with disabilities by collaborating with occupational therapists to home the professions less than a single roof. 

The faculty is investing $1 million into a new house devoted to patients with disabilities in its Squire Corridor dental clinic on the South Campus. The clinic will feature specialty equipment for sufferers in wheelchairs, with autism or who are medically complex, as nicely as tilt platforms, bariatric chairs, outsized doors and seating for caregivers.

The UB School of Dental Medication has also entered into a partnership with Arc GLOW to offer dental treatment to sufferers with disabilities in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties as a result of its S-Miles To Go method, which operates by two point out-of-the-art cellular dental vans.