REGINA – A dental health centre on Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Regina Campus has completed $2.3 million in renovations.
The project is a collaboration between the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic and meets new infection prevention control protocols set by the College of Dental Surgeons and the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New enclosed suites are designed to prevent the spread of harmful pathogens as well as ensure patient privacy.
The new facility can accommodate up to 64 students in the clinic at once.
“These important renovations would not be possible without the generous support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Saskatchewan Dental Assistants’ Association. This investment in the Regina Campus Dental Health Centre ensures students are using the latest technology and techniques throughout their training and while providing services to the community,” Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO Dr. Larry Rosia said in a statement.
The Saskatchewan Dental Assistants’ Association also contributed a $150,000 donation towards enhanced equipment for the chairside clinic, a provincial government release stated.