Tuesday morning, dignitaries, school officials and select guests celebrated – with social distancing, of course – the groundbreaking of the future Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic on the TTUHSC El Paso campus.
The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2021, will provide Hunt School of Dental Medicine students clinical experience under close supervision of faculty.
“The clinic‘s mission is to improve the accessibility of oral health care in the community and will offer reduced-cost dental care to the public,” TTUHSC El Paso officials shared.
When complete, the 38,000 square-foot clinic will be equipped with 130 treatment chairs and is expected to be the top dental-care destination, not only for the public, but for faculty, staff, students and their families.
The Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic will be the clinical arm of the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine, which will welcome its first class of students in 2021.
The Hunt School of Dental Medicine will be housed in the Medical Science Building II, a new building on the TTUHSC El Paso campus. Students will train in the school‘s Dental Learning Center, which features 80 stations equipped with high-tech simulation manikins and a fabrication laboratory for crafting dental appliances using 3D scanners and advanced CAD/CAM equipment.
Our very own Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta was there and we bring you his view of the ceremony via this gallery.
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