Presenting...UDM's new Corktown Campus
The dust has settled, and School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students are back in business in their new state-of-the-art facility
On January 17, University of Detroit Mercy opened a new School of Dentistry and Clinic, part of the institution’s $80 million investment in giving back to the City of Detroit. The new wireless facility is one of the largest dental schools and clinics in the country.
Over 211,000 square feet, the School’s new location is more than twice the size of its prior home, featuring a high-tech simulation lab with 100 stations, 190 patient operatories and dedicated areas for pediatric, endodontic, and orthodontic dentistry. Cost for dental care at the clinic is approximately half the cost of private dentistry. With approximately 85,000 patient visits each year, the new location will give UDM the opportunity to serve more patients and accept additional students to the program.
“At UDM, it is crucial that we aspire to develop graduates who lead and serve in their community, and exciting new projects such as this will allow us to continue to prepare future dental professionals for our community,” says UDM President Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
Located on UDM’s new Corktown Campus at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the dental school and clinic is one block east of I-96 Jeffries and just minutes from I-94, I-75 and the Lodge Freeways.
The new dental school location was selected based on a variety of factors including examining demographic trends, current patient data, and financial information as well as opportunities to expand student enrollment and increase dental services within the community. The move also allows for an expanded faculty practice and will enable the School to develop service relationships with area businesses and insurers.
“The City of Detroit is excited and supportive of the University of Detroit Mercy’s decision to enhance and expand its presence in downtown Detroit and the McNichols Campus,” says Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. “The educational programs and services offered on the University of Detroit Mercy’s campuses will draw individuals from the greater Detroit metro area to this location and continue the great pace of downtown development.”