AT Still University Cuts the Ribbon on Digital Dental Clinic

Dentistry Today


AT Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 6 for its Dillenberg Center-PDS Innovation Clinic, a state-of-the-art digital dentistry center where students and faculty provide cutting-edge patient care. It creates unique educational opportunities for students while improving access to low-cost, high-quality dental care for community members, according to the school. 

Named for Pacific Dental Services, the PDS Innovation Clinic includes 11 operatories and a space dedicated to interprofessional collaboration between the dental school and ATSU’s other health professions programs. The facility also is the university’s first 100% donor-funded initiative.

“The new clinic is an exciting space where students learn to treat patients using the latest technologies for virtual surgical planning, digital impressions, and computer-aided dental designs,” said Jonny Brennan, MD, DMD, MPH, associate dean of the dental school. 

“It also provides a collaborative area where faculty from various dental specialties explore new, innovative models of care, value-based pay systems, and interprofessional education to bridge the gap with other allied healthcare specialists,” said Brennan.

As ATSU-ASDOH’s fourth dental clinic, it will increase the school’s capacity to see patients and streamline workflows around digital processes while improving quality of services and reducing costs, the school reports.

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