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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UH Health Center to Offer On-Campus Dentistry

UH Health Center to Offer On-Campus Dentistry
University of Houston (UH) students now have something more to smile about. The university will
offer dentistry services on campus at the UH Health Center beginning May 2. Bringing private dental
care to a university setting is a novel approach. The UH clinic is the only dental facility currently
offered at a university in Texas that is not affiliated with a medical or dental school.
"We have been researching ways to deliver dental services to our students for a long time. Our
students were asking for access to on-campus dental care," said UH Health Center director Floyd
Robinson. "Only in recent years has the technology evolved in a way that allows us the opportunity to
bring a permanent dental clinic on campus."
The dentistry services include routine cleanings, restorative repairs, fillings and limited major dental
procedures. Dental care is available two days a week to all students enrolled at UH through a
partnership with Cornerstone Onsite Dentistry, a Houston-based practice that brings complete, state-
of-the-art dental practices to the patient. Cornerstone staffs the UH clinic, located within the UH
Health Center, with dental professionals. Currently, services are offered in a room dedicated to
dentistry, but future plans include a full operatory that will expand the services that can be provided at
UH, while rivaling most traditional dental offices.
"UH had an interest in dentistry services, and our team was already providing these services to
residence facilities, military installations, employers and other long term and acute care hospitals in
the community," said Cornerstone founder Scott Coleman, D.D.S., who also serves on the Stephen F.


Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston


Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology