With a focus on community engaged care and excellence in clinical treatment, the College of Dentistry joined the university community in standing up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in the pandemic the college provided a model for safe clinical treatment, quickly retrofitting clinic spaces to remain open to treat dental emergencies and to train dental students.
New Building, New Day for CoD
In late October, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved naming the new dental building on the Memphis campus, the Delta Dental of Tennessee Building. The board also approved naming the entire grounds of the College of Dentistry, located at 875 Union Avenue, the Delta Dental of Tennessee Oral Health Complex. Now under construction, the complex includes the new structure, the existing Dunn Dental Building, which retains its name and continues in use, as well as clinics, and support structures.
The College of Dentistry can be applauded for quickly adjusting its operations, so it could continue to educate and train the next generation of dental providers. Meet dentistry students Sonali Demla and Tony Huynh, and dental hygiene student, Kimberly Henson.
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