Innovation Centers

The CRET Innovation Centers (IC) are designed like a private sector dental office.
The agreement- the dental school builds the IC and funds the staff. In return CRET provides all the equipment and merchandise for the IC for free. There are six different opperatories; fully furnished by six different manufactures. Dental Students have the oppertunity to learn and use the latest technology and provide feedback to the manufacturers via evaluation surverys.
Currently, CRET has two innovation centers open.

The Hugh Love Center for Research and Education in Technology at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California was the first center opend August 22, 2012.
On September 23, 2013 The Dr. Charles Dunlap Innovation Center for Reasearch and Educaton in Technology was opened at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri.

Several dental schools are in the application process to have an IC opened.
Please contact Dr. Rossomando ( or Mia Kenefick, RDH ( for more information about applying for an IC.