Dr. Louis B. Sullivan visits School of Dentistry

Dr. Louis B. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visited the School of Dentistry on April 14 to meet with dental therapy students and educators and tour the school's team care clinic. The visit followed his testimony on April 13 before the North Dakota interim Health Services Committee about the importance of dental care and overall health, dentist workforce shortages in that state, and the licensure of dental therapists to enhance patient access to care.

Dr. Louis Sullivan visits the School of Dentistry
L to R: Dental assisting student Khina Khatiwada (Minneapolis Community and Technical College), Jenny Myers (second-year dental therapy student), Dr. Chuck Watkin, School of Dentistry team care clinic coordinator, Dr. Louis Sullivan and Dr. Karl Self, den