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Construction Under Way on LECOM Dental Offices

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The former LORD Corporation Technology Center on West Grandview Boulevard in Erie will soon become a 30-chair dental office for the Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine is based in Florida, so 50 of its dental students will be coming to Erie to provide affordable, oral health care for patients who find it difficult to receive dental treatments elsewhere. School officials expect the students to contribute roughly $28,000 a year to the local economy in the form of housing, transportation, food and other expenses.

The dental school will have 31 employees including general and specialty dentists, a hygienist and office staff. The office will house a primary care physician and at least three support staff members

The clinic is predicted to be open by May 2015.

For more information, visit www.lecom.edu.