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Kansas City University names Dr. James Koelbl vice provost to assist with new dental school

Kansas City, Mo. — In his new role as vice provost for oral health initiatives, Dr. James Koelbl will help conduct a feasibility study for opening a new dental school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the university announced Feb. 27.    
The new dental school is planned for the university's Joplin, Missouri, campus and will serve the "four-corners" region of southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas, according to a news release.