By Carin Holmes
In addition to the health services already provided by the KU Health and Wellness Center, students will now have access to on-campus dental care.
Amanda Volkert, executive director of health and wellness services at KU, said the introduction of dental care on campus comes as the health and wellness center strives to increase attendance health-related for students. Volkert said dental care is a service they realized they did not provide and wanted to make it available because oral health also affects a person’s physical and mental health.
Volkert stressed the importance of oral hygiene, as not maintaining it can lead to serious problems such as periodontal disease, heart problems and mood problems, as people may be less willing to talk to people. others or to smile because they are unsure of their teeth.
Appointments are available for students, faculty, and staff on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be scheduled online here. Those with appointments can drop by the on-site dental trailer parked behind Beck Hall.
Onsite Dental accepts all major PPO dental plans. For those who don’t have insurance accepted, there are financing plans available for the $145 cleaning fee, according to Volkert.
Those with questions can contact the KU Health and Wellness Center by calling 610-683-4082. Alternatively, students can ask Onsite Dental by calling 484-284-9899 or emailing [email protected].