Penn Faculty Dental Practice: Two New Facilities

The Penn Faculty Practice (PFP) of the School of Dental Medicine has opened two new office locations that serve members of the University community who receive their dental care benefits through the PFP Plan. These office locations are part of what is now known as the University of Pennsylvania Dental Care Network. In addition to the original site at 4001 Locust Street the Network now includes

In addition, the Dental Care Network will open an office in Media and one in Northeast Philadelphia during calendar year 1997.

"Given the growth in the number of patients served by the Penn Faculty Practice, opening new offices in locations that are convenient to employees and their family members is a logical development, and one that serves the interests of Penn employees," said Dean Raymond Fonseca.

The offices also help to ensure the vitality of the School's educational, service, and research missions, he added. "Combining traditional teaching with practice opportunities enables us to attract clinical faculty of the highest caliber. The new offices of the Dental Care Network will help us maintain our recruiting success in a competitive environment by accommodating growth in our faculty practice." In addition, the new practice sites will play an important role in the School's postgraduate education programs by giving postgraduate students continued access to a broad-based patient population for their clinical experience.

Plans are to expand the number of offices in the Dental Care Network to nine by 1999. The School has also established a PFP Plan Office and appointed a full-time plan office administrator, Carla Hultman, whose primary responsibility is to provide customer service for Plan subscribers.

Information on enrolling in the PFP Plan will be made available by the Office of Human Resources in the Open Enrollment period starting April 28. Information on the Plan and Dental Care Network's office locations can also be found on the School of Dental Medicine Web site ( and will be at the upcoming University Benefits Fairs.

Ed. Note: More on Open Enrollment.


Volume 43 Number 30
April 15, 1997

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