The University of Louisville has completed a 2-year, $45 million project adding more than 20,000square feet and renovating another 211,000 square feet of the School ofDentistry.

The project includes updates to infrastructure, operatory equipment,and clinical education support. Other features include new digitalradiography, incorporation of an electronic health records system, andimproved classroom technology. Renovations have also been made topatient waiting rooms and clinical space, including new chairs,lighting, cabinetry, and touchscreen computer terminals.

“These upgrades are critical to competing nationally for high-qualitystudents, recruiting talented faculty, and attracting patients who needcare and who augment the educational experience of out students,” saidDavid Dunn, MD, PhD, executive vice president for health affairs atLouisville.

In addition to providing students access to new dental technology,the improvements are expected to improve interdepartmentalcollaboration.

“Collaboration among departments and disciplines is essential totreat and solve the complexities of oral diseases,” said John Sauk, DDS,MS (pictured), dean of the School of Dentistry. “The renovated facility willfoster a practice-based research network.”