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Revealing the Future of the UMKC Health Sciences District


October 19, 2023

The University of Missouri-Kansas City at an event, Tuesday, October 17, revealed the design of its largest capital investment to date: the $120 million Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Building.

UMKC expects to break ground next year on this new building, with key funding from the state of Missouri and visionary Kansas City donors coming together to support this cornerstone project that will launch a new era for the UMKC Health Sciences District and health-care access.

In addition to other programs being housed here will be the UMKC School of Dentistry.

UMKC is a regional leader in dental education with the only public dental school in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

The new building will provide leading-edge pre-doctoral dental clinics, enhancing our ability to graduate top-notch dentists. The new space also means students can serve more patients in need through advanced equipment, greater efficiency, expanded hours for acute dental care and the ability to implement teledentistry.

Currently, the School of Dentistry provides $750,000 annually in uncompensated dental care for the community. The new facility will house UMKC’s acute dental care programs – such as oral surgery, endodontics and emergency procedures – plus program space for radiology, lab work and a high-tech dental design lab to produce crowns, bridges and implants.

Read the full release and see images here.