UNE’s Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center and Oral Health Center let dental students get hands-on learning in realistic clinical situations and deliver supervised patient care.

Oral Health Center

The Oral Health Center is the clinical home of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine's teaching clinic and dental simulation facility, and provides space for UNE to explore new models of interprofessional health care education and practice. The College began seeing patients in 2014. At least 15,000–17,000 patients are seen by the practice annually. Dental students and dental hygiene students will deliver patient care under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty and staff in a team-oriented approach to meeting the health care needs of our patients.

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Launch Oral Health Center

Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center

In addition to the Oral Health Center, Dental students utilize our Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center (ISIC) to collaborate with other health professions students. The ISIC allows students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to realistic clinical situations before putting actual patients at risk. 

Guided by skilled instructors, you participate in simulations specifically designed to enhance your clinical aptitudes. Rather than just hearing and reading about difficult or unusual cases, you experience them by treating high-fidelity patient simulators and patient actors in scenarios that mimic real life.

Interprofessional Medical Emergency Training in the IPSC

The UNE Portland Campus for the Health Sciences

For decades, UNE’s Portland Campus has been home to many of the University’s health professions programs including PA, PT, OT, pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, and more. In 2025, UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will move from the Biddeford Campus into the new Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences in Portland. By bringing our health professions programs together into one interprofessional learning community, we will establish UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences as the center of health care education in Northern New England.

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