$25.5 Million Investment in Detroit - Opens Thursday
DETROIT, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 17, at 10 a.m., University of Detroit Mercy will be opening a new School of Dentistry and Clinic, part of the institution's $80 million investment in giving back to the City of Detroit. The new wireless facility is one of the largest dental school and clinics in the country.
Over 261,000 square feet, the School's new location is more than twice the size of its prior home, featuring a high-tech simulation lab with 100 stations, 190 patient operatories and dedicated areas for pediatric, endodontic, and orthodontic dentistry. Cost for dental care is approximately half the cost of private dentistry. With more than 85,000 patient visits each year, the new location will give UDM the opportunity to serve more patients and accept additional students to the program.
"At UDM, it is crucial that we aspire to develop graduates who lead and serve in their community, and exciting new projects such as this will allow us to continue to prepare future dental professionals for our community," said UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
"The urban context at the University of Detroit Mercy matters," he added. "We choose to be committed to this city as our sponsors, the Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy, have from the University's earliest beginnings, nearly 130 years ago. It is the University's place to be present, and to learn from our actions and our service in our city."
Located on UDM's new Corktown Campus at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Dental School and Clinic is one block east of I-96 Jeffries and just minutes from I-94, I-75 and the Lodge Freeways. The Campus has secured, lighted parking for 860 cars.
The UDM School of Dentistry is one of two in the State of Michigan.
One- third of all dentists in Michigan have graduated from the University's
Dental School and nearly half of the graduating class remains
|SOURCE University of Detroit Mercy|
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