The OU Faculty of Dentistry will open a state-of-the artwork clinic in Tulsa.
The roughly 5,000-square foot facility on the OU-Tulsa campus is predicted to open in June 2022 and would be the first of a number of deliberate throughout the state.
Dr. Raymond Cohlmia is dean of the OU Faculty of Dentistry. He stated the brand new clinics are supposed to deal with a scarcity of entry to inexpensive, complete care in Oklahoma, to not simply churn out extra dentists and hygienists.
“This isn’t simply in regards to the College of Oklahoma, this isn’t simply in regards to the College of Oklahoma Faculty of Dentistry, however that is in regards to the occupation and that is about our duty to ship care to these in want,” Cohlmia stated.
Cohlmia stated about 30% of sufferers at their Oklahoma Metropolis clinic come from northeast Oklahoma. That clinic has seen greater than 285,000 sufferers within the final 5 years, in line with OU Well being.
“No matter’s charged at $100 in personal observe would run about $40 right here. So, it is a particular value financial savings, the distinction is the time. It takes us longer right here to ship that very same care since you’re being delivered care by superior college students within the — or, residency college students — after which coated by the dentists, clearly,” Cohlmia stated.
The Tulsa dental clinic will present care to sufferers of all ages when it opens.