New School Addresses Midwest Dentist Shortage

Richard Gawel
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Kansas City University will break ground in 2021 on its College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, where nearly all of the counties in a 125-mile radius are Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas. Dr. Linda C. Niessen, dean and professor of the new school, discusses its development, its curriculum, and its goals in serving a population that currently lacks access to convenient and affordable oral healthcare.