UMKC opens clinic to help train dental students

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patients can begin receiving treatment this month at a new dental clinic at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The university says the Dr. Charles Dunlap Innovation Center for Research and Education in Technology is a test and simulation lab. Dental and dental hygiene students will rotate through the center while receiving hands-on training. Six manufacturers donated equipment to ensure that students are using state-of-the-art equipment.

Students also will receive training in the business side of running a dental practice.

The Innovation Center at the School of Dentistry is a partnership with the Center for Research and Education in Technology, a group of leaders from the dental industry. CRET also partnered with Loma Linda School of Dentistry in California to create a clinic. 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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