Eight Informational Bites About the New Dental School Building

Sink your teeth into these eight informational bites about the School of Dentistry and its new state-of-the-art building, scheduled to open in July 2018.

1 – Among applicants to U.S. dental schools, 1 in every 6 seeks admission to Creighton (nearly 2,000 students annually).

2 – Our dental students hail from 31 states and 5 countries.

3 – About 70 million pounds of dirt — enough to fill nearly 11 Olympic-sized swimming pools — were excavated to make way for the new 220,000-square-foot building.

4 – Our students and faculty are expected to examine 15,000 patients — or roughly 500,000 teeth — annually in the new facility by 2021.

5 – A total of 400 pieces of precast brick panels and limestone were erected over the building’s steel structure.

6 – The economic impact of the new facility will hit $848 million by 2023, with an anticipated 200 new jobs created indirectly.

7 – The projected value of free or discounted dental services to be offered over the first 10 years of the new building’s operation is $91.4 million.

– Our dental care expands beyond campus. In the 2016–2017 academic year, students provided nearly 5,000 dental sealants to children in local elementary schools.