Naples clinic nearing completion

Naples clinic nearing completion The University of Florida College of Dentistry clinic, a state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Collier County, is nearing completion and is slated to open December 1st.

The $8 million building, modeled after the UF dental clinic on the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College in Pinellas County, is a two-story, 20,000-square-foot dental clinic and education facility. The program will expand to provide specialized pediatric dental treatment to Collier County’s Medicaid-eligible and at-risk children during an estimated 15,000 patient visits each year.

The project is represents a collaboration among the philanthropic Naples Children and Education Foundation, UF, Edison College and Collier Health Services Inc. Edison College district board of trustees approved a long-term land lease agreement with UF to give the facility an academic home. While the first floor of the two-story building will be dedicated to UF’s clinical operations, Edison College will share use of second-floor classrooms and laboratory space.