Creighton University in Omaha opened their dental school back in 1905 and a new investment in the program promises it will be there well into the future. Dr. Mark Latta is the dean of the School of Dentistry and says they break ground today on a new 200,000 square-foot building.
Dr. Latta says, “The new facility will allow us to have more technology in terms of kinds of treatment modalities that dentistry is offering to patients. It will allow us to serve our patients better and create better spaces for the teaching and learning of our dental students.”
The School of Dentistry currently serves 12,000 patients, representing about 45,000 patient visits a year. Through Creighton University’s service partners and service learning opportunities throughout the community the serve another 14,000 children and adults in rural areas and throughout the mountain-west region. This new facility will allow them to expand those services.
The projected cost of the new facility is $84.5-million and it replaces their current facility that opened in 1973.