Kirksville University to Build Dental School
KIRKSVILLE (AP) - A northern Missouri college of osteopathic medicine has approved a $26 million bond issue to build a dental school.
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences said in a release that its board of trustees on Saturday approved the $26 million bond issue to build and equip the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health on its Kirksville campus.
Carl G. Bynum, board chair, said the decision was a major move toward establishing a dental school that will help "the underserved population of the state." The board said the school aims to have 40 students by fall of 2013, with construction beginning in spring 2012.
The 61,000-square-foot facility also would include space for medical school students from ATSU's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.