SALT LAKE CITY -- Students at the University of Utah's new School of Dentistry are now able to practice in a new $36 million facility.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1NWNLud) that the university on Wednesday marked the opening of the 85,000-square-foot Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building. Students have already started using the facility to practice on live patients for the first time.
The building is a 62-chair clinic with a pediatric suite that will serve Utahns who are unable to afford dental work.
It will also give students hands-on experience following work with dummy patients.
The Noorda family donated $30 million for the building's construction.
Tye Noorda was a former model who fell and lost her front teeth. It was a while before she was able to afford the work to fix them.