North Carolina as a state ranks poorly on the dentists per capita in the USA, so East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine wants to do something about it.
The dental school started creating community service centers around the state to bring dental students to rural and under-served communities.
Officals recently stated that Brunswick County is to get one of 8 dental centers, with two further centers planned for later.
“It’s like we chopped off part of our dental school and moved to rural areas throughout the state,” said Dean Gregory Chadwick.
The dental center will be ready by June 2015 and located near the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center along U.S. 17 in Supply. It will not only offer patients low-cost dental services, but also give ECU dental students a chance to work in the community.