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Clinic and Lab Renovations for University of Southern Indiana’s Dental Program Supports New Skills and Future Growth

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The University of Southern Indiana’s (USI) Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs underwent a complete renovation of clinical and laboratory spaces in the fall 2023 semester. This provided larger clinic and laboratory spaces as well as a space for dental simulation.

Improvements include an expanded dental clinic with 18 operatories with A-dec equipment and cabinetry, seven radiology rooms, increased capacity for 18 students in the dental materials laboratory with A-dec work benches and a dental simulation laboratory for 12 students, featuring A-dec simulators and work benches. 

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From top left to right (clockwise): The renovated dental materials laboratory, the simulation laboratory and the dental clinic at University of Southern Indiana. Photo credit: University of Southern Indiana Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs.

The updated facilities will provide the potential to increase enrollment to better serve the needs of the community. Equipment purchased through the renovation will be used to teach new skills, including pocket disinfection with diode soft tissue lasers, intraoral digital scanning and guided biofilm therapy. These additional skills will position USI graduates to be the best equipped to transition into professional practice and could even influence the standard of care in their future employment.


Published on February 14, 2024

Courtesy of University of Southern Indiana Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs


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