Industry News

Healthcare Coalition Asks Senate to Continue Medicaid Support

Healthcare Coalition Asks Senate to Continue Medicaid Support

25 May 2017

As the federal government debates healthcare and the budget, the Partnership for Medicaid has sent...


April 2017

Composite Vs. Porcelain’s:
What You Need To Know

Download Now!

March 2017

Digital Marketing for Dentists

Download Now!

February 2017

Traumatic Dental Injuries: Emergency Assessment And Treatment

Download Now!

January 2017

Buffered Anesthesia: Efficiency & Profitability

Download Now!

Recent Issues

May 2017

Solving Aesthetic Challenges From Trauma-Based Injuries


April 2017

New Trends in Endodontics and Treatment Planning


2017 CDA Show Highlights

The 7 periodontal items in the American Eagle Instruments (AEI)…
The single-use AXESS Mask from Crosstex International and its subsidiary…
Dental professionals can learn about teledentistry at CDA Presents this…
The latest update of the California Dental Association (CDA) mobile…
The Dental Board of California mandates continuing education in the…
Henry Schein Dental has scheduled a series of events and…
Customers who purchase Kidz Seal America Pit and Fissure Sealants…
Practice management software can be an effective tool for managing…

University of Utah to Add Dental School

The University of Utah plans to finish what it started.

The school is going forward with plans to build Utah’s first public dental school, even though there are some people against the move. Officials just announced the location for the school, which will be named after donors Ray and Tye Noorda.

Many local dentists don’t think there is a necessity for a dental school in that area. The dental school, however, will be a less expensive choice for dental students in Utah. It will also aid the community clinics with dental treatment, which will be provided by students close to graduating.

The dissension stems from a privately run dental school that recently opened in the area. The Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan will produce 64 dentists in 2015 and 80 dentists the following year.

A 2006 survey of Utah dentists showed that 95 percent of people familiar with the dental trade thought the local dental market was saturated. A different study, however, indicated that there were 56.8 dentists for every 100,000 people in Utah that year, which was a decline of about five dentists since 2002. The national average at that point was 59.8 dentists for every 100,000 people.

There could be other issues for these new dental students, such as the amount they owe after graduation.

But the new program has already received 175 applications for the 20 positions in the first year. The interest is certainly there.

At this point, the University of Utah has a contractual agreement with Creighton University to help students interested in studying dentistry. With the new dental school, this arrangement will end.

The only states in the vicinity of Utah with a dental school as of now are Arizona, California and Nevada.

Construction of the school will commence early next year and is expected to be completed in late 2014.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

24 May 2017

Dr. Tom McClammy speaks to us fresh from the stage after his GentleWave presentation at...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

Technology Today

Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

Implants Today

Narrow-Body  Dental Implants

Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

As the multibillion-dollar market for dental implants grows, many new companies are entering the...

Quick Technique

Dentsply Sirona’s recently introduced Aquasil Ultra+ Smart Wetting Impression Material…
Figure 1. Almost everyone would love to have a whiter…
INTRODUCTION Today’s core build-up materials have been part of the…
The canal system within teeth is a complex array of…
Dentsply Sirona’s New Self-Adhesive Resin Cement Features a Wide Tack-Cure…
Introduction In this article, I describe a technique for cementation…
The Uveneer System (Ultradent Products) is a clear template kit…
Patients often avoid dental care due to the perceived pain…

Dentistry Today is The Nation's Leading Clinical News Magazine for Dentists. Here you can get the latest dental news from the whole world quickly.