Care Begins in Skourtes Tower

First Patients

Cornelia Stanton has been a patient at Oregon’s only dental school since she was a child. Now 75, the Portland native still opts to come to the dental school for her oral care, and on July 7, she made history by being one of the first patients in the school’s fourth building, the Skourtes Tower OHSU School of Dentistry.

“I am happy with my care,” said Mrs. Stanton. “I like the dental school because of the young folks providing care, and it is less expensive than going to a private practice.”

Mrs. Stanton had her teeth cleaned in the 58-year-old Marquam Hill dental school building just two weeks ago, but a partial break in her front tooth brought her back for care sooner.

“I saw all the signs on the walls that the dental school was moving, and then when my tooth broke I got on the web to find the address for emergency care,” she said. “This is a beautiful facility.”

Sixty-seven-year-old Camelia from Gresham was also one of the first patients in the Skourtes Tower OHSU School of Dentistry. “The new building is impressive,” she said. “I like that the dentists and students work closely together to cooperate on diagnoses which makes it more comfortable to make decisions.

“Everyone here works carefully and precisely and professionally,” she said. 

The OHSU School of Dentistry is now located at 2730 S.W. Moody Avenue, Portland, Ore., 97201-5042. To make an appointment, call (503) 494-8867.