Marquette University News Release

Newly opened Marquette dental clinic plans open house

November 24, 2008

Event Information:
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Place: Marquette University Community Dental Clinic – North
          210 W. Capitol Dr.

The Marquette University School of Dentistry will host an open house at its newly opened northside clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J., MUSOD Dean William K. Lobb and Mark Thomas, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will speak during a brief program at 2:45 p.m. Guided tours of the new clinic will be offered.

 

The Marquette University Community Dental Clinic – North occupies approximately 5,000 square feet on the lower level of the Chase Bank building, 210 W. Capitol Dr.

 

The 10-chair clinic serves adolescents and adults, with the intent to offer services for children in the future.  A full-time faculty member, Dr. Albert Abena, oversees the state-of-the-art clinic, assisted by part-time dental and dental hygiene faculty members. Marquette dental students, under faculty supervision, provide for the dental needs of area residents. The clinic is expected to serve 1,000 patients annually.

 

“This new facility is another example of how Marquette serves our community,” Father Wild said. “Our dental, nursing and legal clinics provide services to the underserved in our community and enable our students to gain practical experience.”

 

The Marquette School of Dentistry operates two other clinics in the Milwaukee area — the Parkway Clinic at 2906 S. 20th St. and an on-campus clinic at 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave., as well as satellite clinics throughout Wisconsin. Lobb said the School of Dentistry’s clinics serve nearly 20,000 patients annually with more than 80,000 patient visits.

 

To reach the clinic directly, call (414) 288-2930.

 

Media interested in attending the open house should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing & Communication at (414) 288-1988 or christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu.

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