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First class enters orientation at KCU College of Dental Medicine

By Joplin Globe Aug 2, 2023

With the start of orientation at the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, a new era in education and health care started in Joplin and the Four-State Area.

KCU in Joplin celebrates completion of dental school

By Joplin Globe Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Linda Niessen, dean of the College of Dental Medicine, said she and her staff know full well the real celebration will come when the students are in class. "We have this beautiful building and this amazing technology, but you don't have anything if you don't have students," she said. "This is what we've been building for. It's all about the students." 

Strong women form founding core of new KCU dental school in Joplin

By Joplin Globe Jun 13, 2023

Call them the Founding Five. Call them the Fluoride Five. Dr. Linda Niessen, the dean of Kansas City University’s new dental school in Joplin, has gathered around her a strong core of insightful female doctors to create the curriculum and culture that will guide the first students who enter this school on July 31, 2023.