Statement from Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell on Wisconsin State Building Commission Approving MUSOD Matching Grant Funding

Aug. 9, 2023

We are grateful to the State of Wisconsin for its continued support of longstanding dental education partner the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Since MUSOD’s current facility opened more than 20 years ago, its clinics have served over 1.7 million patient visits. The $10.75 million in matching grant funding provided by the state is part of an overall $28 million project that will upgrade these facilities and help support MUSOD’s mission to prepare leading, patient-centered dental practitioners who able to respond to the dental industry's growing and shifting demands. This project also furthers MUSOD’s commitment to expand access to oral health care statewide, particularly for Wisconsin’s underserved and most needy populations for decades to come.

About Marquette University School of Dentistry 

Founded in 1894, Marquette University School of Dentistry has been a significant provider of oral health care to patients and excellent clinically based dental education to dental students and recently celebrated 125 years of providing dental education and community service. Programs are guided by dedicated faculty and practicing professionals who uphold Marquette’s vision to train highly skilled oral health care practitioners to bring top-quality dental care to urban and rural communities across the country and around the world. 

As Wisconsin’s only dental school, MUSOD and its clinics throughout the State of Wisconsin serve nearly 30,000 patients with more than 110,000 patient visits from 66 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties annually and is one of the state’s largest dental Medicaid providers.