US Bank in Kirksville, MO, recently donated $500.00 to A.T. Still University (ATSU). Half of the amount was donated to the Kirksville Preferred Merchants endowed scholarship fund, and half to the ATSU-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH) general fund.
The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ASDOH) class of 2018, the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOMA) in Arizona’s class of 2018, and the Arizona School of Health Sciences physician assistant (PA) class of 2016 and physical therapy (PT) class of 2015 were presented white coats in four separate ceremonies. The PA class of 2015 participated in a pinning ceremony, representing the completion of a didactic year of study and entry into the clinical phase of the program. Overall, the numbers of students who received their white coats or pinning were: 61 (PT); 109 (SOMA); 76 (ASDOH); 52 (PA white coats); and 50 (PA pinning).
On July 12, 2014, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) class of 2018 and the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH) class of 2018 celebrated their white coat ceremonies with 172 KCOM and 42 MOSDOH students receiving their white coats at Baldwin Hall Auditorium, Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.
First-year A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry& Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) students participated in the Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) event on May 2-3 at the Chaifetz Arena on the campus of St. Louis University. Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, dean, and Dennis Thousand, DDS, assistant professor, attended the event with 33 ATSU-MOSDOH students.
MOMOM is a large-scale dental clinic that provides free oral healthcare to patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford care. MOMOM events across America have been providing free dental services for the underserved since 2000. All together, volunteers served 1, 616 patients and delivered $915,995 in free dental care.
The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) recently awarded a $1 million grant (effective April 1, 2014) to A.T. Still University (ATSU) to assist the University with the design and construction of a 79,000-square-foot dental education and oral health clinic in St. Louis. This high-need dental clinic will serve as the primary clinical education site for dental students in ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) enabling more than 39,000 patient visits per year in the St. Louis metro area. The clinic is expected to have up to 95 dental chairs for provision of care to patients of all ages.
ATSU President Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, states “Seeing the new dental clinic come to life is a true testament of the University’s mission. Without the support of partners like MFH, we may not have the opportunity to someday see children in these communities pursue their own healthcare careers and return to work in a clinic like this one. When the mission to serve comes full circle, together we will have changed the face of healthcare and made a real difference in our state.”
The goal of ATSU-MOSDOH is to educate a new generation of community-minded dentists who will help fill widespread oral healthcare workforce gaps in rural and urban communities, specifically within safety-net settings where outreach to underserved patients is achieved.
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A groundbreaking ceremony for A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) new St. Louis, Missouri, dental education and oral health clinic was held on Friday, April 25, 2014. The new 79,000-square-foot building will be located at the intersection of Truman Parkway and Park Avenue, a short distance east of La Fayette Square.
“Not only will this school provide an incredible opportunity for students to get hands-on, real world experience in a clinic setting, but it will also provide oral health services that are in critical need in this community,” said Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Remarks were also made by several St. Louis dignitaries, including Mayor Francis Slay, as well as ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, and Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, ATSU-MOSDOH dean. Grace Hill Health Centers Inc., represented on stage by Alan Freeman, president and CEO, will manage the clinic in partnership with ATSU.
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