Texas A&M University College of Dentistry plans to open new $127M center

Dallas-based Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is scheduled to open its Clinic and Education Building later this year.

A dedication for the building will be held Jan. 23 to celebrate the milestone of opening its first stand-alone building for the dental school since 1950. The 160,000-square-foot, nine-story building, $127 million was designed meet the needs of underserved patients in the area while also expanding dental student enrollment.

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry built the new center to feature nearly 300 dental chair stations. Dental students and faculty expect to treat around 100,000 patients a year because of the new building.

Additionally, university officials proposed the center as a way to address the shortage of dental healthcare providers in Texas.

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