Dental school to open in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A.T. Still University in the northeast Missouri town of Kirksville will open a new dental school starting Oct. 1.

The university said Friday that its Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health has received initial accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The first class will include 42 students from 19 states, chosen from a pool of 954 applicants.

The commission toured the Kirksville campus in March and its board met in early August to review the accreditation request. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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