As the only dental school outside of Cook County, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Dental Medicine provides more than 8,000 patients a year with excellent dental care and more than 200 students with state-of-the-art training opportunities.
The school’s main facility in Alton, IL, provides students with an excellent facility for clinical education; however, the in-demand program was rapidly outgrowing the existing space. To meet the expanding needs Woolpert provided programming and full design services for a 20,000-square-foot addition to the campus. The addition provides new simulation lab facilities, which include new laboratory space and a physical fitness area, and houses 60 student workstations for full upper-body torso simulation and four teaching workstations with wet labs. The new addition also provides dispensing, x-ray, castings and ceramic reconstruction areas.