IUPUI Dental School

Total Project Budget: $21.6 Million
New Markets Investment: $11 Million
Catalytic Impact: $10.6 Million
Closed: May 2018

Construction of a 45,000 SF expansion of the 136 year-old Indiana University School of Dentistry, its first expansion in 40 years, offers significant benefits to the community at large. The only dental school in Indiana, it has trained more than 80% of the state’s licensed dentists. The facility will house 125 state-of-the-art dental chairs and add training and laboratory space to allow an incremental 46 students annually to pursue degree and certificate programs leading to jobs as dentists, dental hygienists and assistants. The school employs over 500 faculty and staff and annually graduates about 660 students into high-demand jobs paying well-above the living wage. The dental school is also the most accessible resource for free and low-cost dental care for homeless and low-income populations throughout Marion County, providing over 50,000 procedures to more than 10,000 patients annually. The expansion will increase access by 7,000 patient visits annually. The school has raised a significant portion of the expansion cost through alumni contributions and other sources, but requires additional subsidy. The school is in a Medically Underserved Area, Brownfield, and HUB Zone with 42% poverty and unemployment at 2.4x the national rate.