Delta Dental Gives $2M for UAMS Dental Clinic

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation said Tuesday that it will give a total of $2 million for the Oral Health Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The clinic is part of UAMS' Center for Dental Education, which is working toward accreditation for postgraduate residency programs in advanced general dentistry and oral surgery, according to the joint news release.

The first five of the clinic's planned 18 exam rooms are now open, and UAMS will name the clinic the Delta Dental Arkansas Foundation Oral Health Clinic when the expansion is finished in 2014. The clinic is expected to being accepting dental residents in 2014.

"The clinic and residency program will improve access to dental health in our state," said UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn in the news release.

The clinic will offer a number of services including crowns, dentures/partials and fillings as well as whitening and cosmetic services. It is part of medical campus' long-term plan to add revenue.