Dental program accredited

Students training at Red Bird Clinic can receive credit for work

When the Red Bird Dental Clinic comes up on Parker Falkenberg and Derek Arnoczky’s rotation, they are eager to come.

Now, thanks to the Council on Dental Accreditation, they can earn credit for the work they do, not just the hands-on experience. Dr. Bill Collins learned the outreach program he’s been supervising for University of Louisville School of Dentistry students received accreditation.

“It’s pretty awesome to come here,” said Parker, a fourth-year student along with Derek. “We get to see things we don’t get to see at other places.
“It’s a different demographic. A rural community is totally different from an urban one. The people here are so much more laid back.”

“The people here are the salt of the earth,” Derek added. “They are just so grateful for the work we do.”

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