New Clinic in Baton Rouge

New Clinic in Baton Rouge Opens Doors to Health Care Community

Dr. Ben Record, clinic director, left, with Dr. Kevin Reed, medical director of Earl K. Long Medical Center.

An enthusiastic turnout of more than 75 dentists, physicians and state legislators made the September open house for the new LSUSD Dental Clinic in Baton Rouge a huge success, according to Dr. Ben Record, clinic director. “It was a great mix of people,” he said. “The event gave us the chance to show the value of what we are doing now and what we can do in the future to help the dental community.” 

The clinic is a 13-chair facility housed inside the LSU Surgical Center on Perkins Road near Bluebonnet Road. Dental services are provided by residents in the General Practice Residency Program (GPR), an intensive 12-month training program supervised by LSUSD faculty. The clinic functions as a “safety net” by caring for patients with complex medical and dental conditions. These patients usually have dental requirements that are outside the scope of routine dentistry. The clinic and GPR Program therefore support and expand the mission of dentistry throughout Louisiana.

Dr. Shelley Joachim, assistant director, takes a patient’s history.

The clinic is an affiliate of the Earl K. Long Medical Center (ELKMC) and a member of the LSU Health Care Network. This enables comprehensive care through the referral network among medical and dental specialists.

Team LSUSD at the open house for the clinic and GPR Program in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Kevin Reed, medical director of ELKMC, said the LSUSD faculty and residents  provide outstanding treatment to many patients who would otherwise not get care. “The clinic is also a great training site for our future practitioners,” he said. “Dr. Record does a great job not only as a clinician and educator but also in promoting the excellence of LSU in our community.”

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