In Indianapolis’ 10 poorest census tracts, 60 percent of residents had not visited a dentist within 12 months, according to an IBJ analysis of CDC and Census Bureau research. But in the 10 tracts with the lowest poverty rates, just 25 percent hadn’t.
The school, on the IUPUI campus, broke ground Sept. 23 on the 45,000-square-foot addition. It will house 125 new patient treatment rooms, spread over three floors, that will provide more elbow room for dentists, faculty and patients.
A chain of dental offices that abruptly closed multiple Indiana locations in December 2010 left patients without care, refunds or records, according to a complaint filed by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
When Jeanette Sabir-Holloway entered dental school at Indiana University in 1976, she was one of only three black students in a class of 120. She would be the only African-American to graduate with her class four years later.
Bill Tellman is reaching out to other cosmetic professionals, plastic surgeons and salons to work together in expanding a
new client base: the 95 percent of his customers who are relatively unaffected by the recession.