dental care

Andrea Smardon

 The University of Utah School of Dentistry says it will help pay for dental services provided to disabled and blind patients if the state returns to offering them through Medicaid.  

U Dental School to Provide Care for Substance Abusers

Aug 6, 2015
Andrea Smardon / KUER

Dentistry students at University of Utah are about to start seeing some new patients. The U has received a 1.5 million dollar grant to treat people with substance abuse disorders.

Brian Grimmett

Administrators at the University of Utah cut the ribbon on the brand new oral health building today and it will do more than just train dentists.

Homeless Utahns, The Dentist Will See You Now

Dec 18, 2013
Andrea Smardon

Homeless Utahns will be able to get dental care at a clinic in downtown Salt Lake City thanks to a gift from a local business.  Alsco, a linen and uniform rental company has agreed to provide 125,000 dollars a year for five years to fund a full-time dentist at the Fourth Street Clinic. KUER’s Andrea Smardon reports that there is a pent up demand for dental services among the homeless and low-income populations.

Looking at the brand new dental chairs at Fourth Street Clinic, Russell Flowers breaks into a smile, revealing some missing teeth.