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WVU hopes to fill cavity in dental school budget

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University officials expect an expansion effort to improve the School of Dentistry's finances.

The dental school has lost $500,000 for each of the past three years, The Dominion Post reported. The losses stem from the operation of the school's dental clinic.

School of Dentistry Dean David Felton and WVU Health Sciences Center Chief Financial Officer Wendy King said the dental school is expected to be back on strong financial ground within 18 months.

Felton said the school has moved some programs from the Health Sciences Campus to a new facility at the Suncrest Towne Center. The move has allowed the school to expand the program's offerings.

He said the school also is looking for ways to reduce costs.


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