ECU Dental School Aims To Keep It Local

East Carolina's School of Dentistry will cater to local students and try to keep graduates local too.

The Dean of ECU's Dentistry School, Doctor James Hupp, spoke about the university's goals at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce power luncheon Tuesday.

The dentistry school will only accept North Carolina residents who are not only interested in receiving a dental medicine degree, but also want to practice in under served areas of the state.

ECU is dealing with a budget crisis, but the university is trying to give the dentistry school enough funding to have a good start up.

Students will attend classes at the Brody School of Medicine until the new building opens in spring of 2012.


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  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 05:00 AM
    Well unfortunately unless the US tries to educate kids better or until parents get involved you will see this. When they graduate high school they are several grades ahead as far as knowledge. Don't know about you but I rather have the smarter doctor and a translator than a nice doctor who barely made it through.
  • by Kevin Location: Pitt County on May 18, 2011 at 02:45 AM
    I hope the information is true about enrolling North Carolina Students. The ECU Medical School has a completely different agenda. You will hard pressed to find a North Carolina Student in ECU Med School. Most students are not from the USA less NC. Thick India accents and turbans are very bountiful. I’m glad my tax dollars are available to educate these foreign students; however It would be nice to go to our local hospital and not need a translator to understand what the Doctor says.
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