New School Addresses Midwest Dentist Shortage

Dentistry Today


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.