Delta Dental gives $340,000 to Louisiana dental school

Delta Dental Insurance is donating $340,000 to Louisiana's only dental school to help renovate an auditorium damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Nearly three years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) campus in New Orleans, which houses the only dental school in the state. Students and faculty were subsequently relocated to a temporary campus some 80 miles away in Baton Rouge, where they remained for two years, returning to the New Orleans campus last August.

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Delta Dental spearheaded contributions totaling $380,000 to LSUHSC and its students, including a $25,000 grant to the dental school, a $35,000 unrestricted educational grant, and a check for $1,000 given to each of the 312 LSUHSC students after the hurricane devastated the campus. With this most recent contribution, the company has now pledged close to $750,000 dollars to help LSUHSC in its continuing recovery.

The auditorium renovation is expected to begin in October.

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