Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:48
Rural communities in New England may have more dentists in the years to come.
The University of New England recently opened the first dental school in northern New England. This will fill a large void for an area that previously had to look to Boston for the nearest dental school.
Based on the rural nature of northern New England, it was difficult to entice dentists to open a practice in those areas. But if more people in the area have the opportunity to become a dentist, that trend could be reversed.
Studies have shown that when people in Maine or the rest of northern New England leave the area to study dentistry, they generally don’t come back.