California’s Northstate will house a dental school in Sacramento
An expansion site for California Northstate University’s new dental college will occupy a vacant office building on Broadway in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento, university officials announced Tuesday.
The expansion of California Northstate’s College of Dental Medicine will be built at 2200 Broadway, according to a university press release, and will include an 80-chair dental clinic.
The dental college is a recent launch by the for-profit medical university based in Elk Grove. California Northstate announced the school in late 2018, filed an initial application in 2019, and received tentative approval to operate from the Dental Board of California earlier this year.
The dental college admitted its first class in January this year and its second in July, with admissions underway for a third, according to Tuesday’s news release.
The Broadway facility will give the promising program a permanent home, Northern California state officials said.
“We view the Broadway Corridor in Sacramento as an area that will provide a variety of housing, commercial and service-related activities,” Dr. Alvin Cheung, president and CEO of California Northstate, said in a prepared statement. . “We look forward to developing a lasting legacy of healthcare professionals through education, clinical interaction and community service.”
The Broadway site was chosen because of its centrality to the greater Sacramento area, as well as the availability of transportation, Dean of Dentistry Dr. Kevin Keating said in a prepared statement.
The California Northstate College of Medicine was placed on two-year probation earlier this year by a college accrediting agency, for reasons that have not been publicly disclosed.
The medical school still plans to build a billion-dollar hospital and medical school in North Natomas on the site of the former Sleep Train Arena.
Probationary status does not affect university operations, university officials said.