Utah's first dental class begins at private South Jordan campus

Published: Thursday, Oct. 27 2011 5:20 p.m. MDT

With students already attending the private school, South Jordan City Councilwoman Leona Winger said it will help the local economy.

"Now it is here to serve the residents of South Jordan, Utah and the West," she said. The new program is not the end of expansion for Roseman, Winger said, as the school has tentative plans to include a medical school in the future.

It already hosts the 4th-largest pharmacy program in the state, turning out 100 qualified students each year. A fairly new nursing program aims to tackle impending shortages in that field as well.

"These things don't just happen … but they happen quite often in Utah," said Spencer Eccles, director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. He said that Roseman's success is an obvious result of various community partnerships and will help with the state's goal to increase jobs and "be recognized as a premier global destination."

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