The Rice Regional Dental Clinic is located on the third floor of Rice Memorial Hospital.
The ten-chair clinic is a collaboration between the hospital and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Dental students and dental hygiene students will give free dental care to low-income patients in a 12-county region of southwest and west-central Minnesota. Fifteen patients are scheduled for today.
One of the clinic's goals is to encourage dental students to start or join a practice in rural Minnesota.
To help kick things off, Delta Dental of Minnesota is donating $450,000 to the U's School of Dentistry to help support faculty and students at the Rice Clinic. The money will be distributed over three years.