Saturday, January 22, 2005

Shortage of Dentists in Kansas

New dental school would be costly

Dr. Glendon Cox is pretty sure Kansas could alleviate its dentist shortage by starting a dental school.

The problem is the price tag.

Cox, vice dean of the Kansas University School of Medicine, said KU had been in talks the last year about helping establish a dental school, probably in Wichita. But the likelihood of that happening seems slim.

For years there was talk of a surplus of dental schools and dentists. Then, during the 1980's a number of dental schools, particularly in the Midwest were closed.

Now there is a dentist shortage!

Read the entire article here.

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