Dentist program helps create new clinic in western Kentucky Sunday, Feb 9 2020 

By Victoria Doll — 

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry (ULSD) and Western Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) are collaborating to create a new dental clinic in western Kentucky.

The clinic will be on the second floor of the Anderson Technical Building on the WKCTC campus because of its central location to the western Kentucky population. The clinic will have a full-time licensed dentist managed by ULSD where all students can work and gain experience.

This will be a clinical learning site for fourth year U of L dental students while the WKCTC students will be dental assistants from its dental assisting program.

U of L President Neeli Bendapudi said, “The important work of the university is not only educating future health care professionals, but also teaching students to become culturally competent providers.”

Dr. T Gerard Bradley, dean of the U of L School of Dentistry, said, “Our goal is to develop a network of community-based partner clinics in a variety of locations across Kentucky. These externship sites enhance our clinical curriculum while meeting the oral health needs of underserved populations.”

ULSD will provide expert dental oversight from a local, trained professional. Management of the dental operations done by students will include the establishment of all dental fees, billing and collections.

While the goal of this partnership is to strengthen both schools’ dental programs, the main focus is to help those who typically can’t afford regular dental care.

Carrie Hopper, dean of WKCTC’s Allied Health and Personal Services and dental assisting program coordinator, said, “This collaboration will help serve the underinsured, underserved population in our service region. I am beyond excited to begin this partnership with U of L School of Dentistry.” 

This program mirrors other partnerships that U of L has with Red Bird Mission and Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, Ky. U of L has another partnership with Shawnee Dental Clinic, located in an underserved area of Louisville, that has helped educate the university’s future health care providers.

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Louisville tops the Hilltoppers Saturday, Sep 14 2019 

By Gabriel Wiest–

Louisville took the second win of the season, defeating Western Kentucky University 38-21.

After a huge win 42-0 over Eastern Kentucky University, Louisville (2-1) has brought their competition level up significantly since last season.

Against WKU (1-2) Louisville continued to expand their offensive capabilities passing just as much as rushing. The Cardinals had 415 total yards against the Hilltoppers, 205 yards coming from passing and 210 from rushing.

This versatility will come in handy when playing in the first conference game of the season on the road against Florida State next week.

Sophomore Tutu Atwell started off scoring for the Cardinals with a touchdown off of a nine yard pass from sophomore Malik Cunningham. The Hilltoppers did not answer, Louisville had the lead at the end of the first with a score of 7-0.

Scoring opened up for Louisville in the second quarter with 24 points. Attwell scored another touchdown in the beginning of the second off of a long 46 yard pass from Cunningham.

Western then answered with their first touchdown with a huge 72 yard play ripping through Louisville’s defense.

Louisville wrapped up the quarter with two more touchdowns, one from senior Seth Hawkins and the other from junior Rodjay Jones. The Cards also scored a field goal by senior Blanton Creque putting the score 31-7 at the end of the first half.

WKU tried to rally against the Cardinals with a touchdown at the start of the third quarter. Louisville maintained their strength as Atwell then scored his third touchdown of the game leaving the score 38-14.

Western scored another touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Louisville did not answer, leaving the final score 38-21.

Last year the Cardinal’s nearly lost against the Hilltoppers taking a narrow 20-17 win. Satterfield’s revitalized team is gaining ground lost from last year, already putting up just as many wins from last season within three games.

Looking ahead Louisville’s schedule will be starting to pick up with five straight ACC games. While Louisville has proven their competition with in-state competition, they still have to prove conference strength.

Louisville will play Florida State on Saturday Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida.

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