Donations key to unlocking state-of-the art dental education and patient care
Posted on 1/15/2014
post doc working on patient in new facility made possible by private donations

The college’s capacity to create the state-of-the-science Integrated Clinical Technology Center, which encompasses all the college’s undergraduate and postgraduate clinics, is in large part due to the tremendous support of private giving from alumni and friends. Additionally major partners stepped forward, including Delta Dental of Illinois, Dr. Robert Brunetti, the Guy D. and Rebecca E. Brunetti Foundation, DENTSPLY Implants and ProCare Dental Group.

The impact of these gifts on the college’s ability to educate an outstanding dentist is astounding. The support created a Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and Department of Orthodontics postgraduate clinic and purchased KaVo Kerr Group dental equipment and technology. The new ProCare Dental Group Implant and Innovations Center and DENTSPLY Implants Clinic feature operatories and surgical suites, model classroom space with the latest audiovisual technology and a total digital radiology platform including 3-D imaging and digital radiography. The Department of Endodontics Postgraduate Clinic and Dr. Franklin S. Weine Endodontics Surgical Suite both offer digital technology, three-dimensional imaging, increased x-ray capacity and video equipment.

Approximately $7 million in expenditures remain to complete the Integrated Clinical Technology Center. “I hope our alumni, friends, and faculty reflect on how the dental profession has impacted their lives and those of their families, and make generous gifts in the final phase of the Centennial Campaign to help us finish this project for a great dental school,” said Dr. Bill Knight, Interim Dean for the College of Dentistry. “When it’s all over, we will have built a completely new dental school inside the shell of the original."

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