California: Dental Clinic Set to Close as University of the Pacific Looks at Patient Retention
June 19, 2008
In keeping with an announcement made earlier this year, the University of the Pacific's Advanced General Dentistry Clinic (AGD), where many low-income San Francisco AIDS patients access dental care, is closing on June 30. Now UOP is looking at alternatives for retaining the clinic's patients.
The school is set to receive $496,000 in Ryan White funding for the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to Bill Blum, assistant director of HIV services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
UOP's CARE Clinic, a one-chair, one-day-a-week clinic in the dental school staffed by a licensed dentist, will continue treating HIV/AIDS patients, Fredekind said. The main student clinic also sees HIV/AIDS patients.
Bay Area Reporter
06.19.2008; Seth Hemmelgarn