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Plans to Open Arkansas’ First Dental School Move Forward


Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the only states without their own dental school, which can limit the number of dentists who choose to practice in that state. In states like Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, dental schools are available nearby in neighboring states. For Arkansans, the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is the nearest program until the state opens its own dental school. Recently, Lyon College and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding that seals the deal on their partnership to create both dental and veterinary medicine schools in Arkansas. The Lyon College School of Oral Health and Dental Medicine will open in Little Rock in 2024. Click here to read more.

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