Friday, October 7, 2011

Dentist joins Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Arthur Unruh, DDS, joined the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) Iola Dental Clinic in June.

“Being from a small town, I never ruled out the possibility of working in rural Kansas and after looking at several opportunities found Iola to be the best fit,” said Unruh.

Dr. Unruh was raised in Hesston, Kan. He received a Bachelor’s in Science Biochemistry from the University of Kansas in 2007. In May 2011 he completed dental school at The University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Krista Postai, CEO of CHC/SEK believes they were fortunate to find someone who was a perfect match for a busy rural practice that serves people from all walks of life.

“Dr. Unruh clearly understands the importance of access to oral health care and dentistry. For him, it’s clearly more than just making a living—it’s about making a difference,” Postai said.

Dr. Unruh indicated that his favorite part of dentistry is that he gets to meet and interact with new people every day. “There is a very large need to be filled in the population we are serving and it is rewarding to be able to help out those who otherwise are unable to get care,” Dr. Unruh said.

Unruh and the CHC/SEK were matched through the Kansas Recruitment Center (KRC). The KRC, which provides placement assistance to rural health organizations, seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural Kansas by helping providers like Unruh find a practice in Kansas. The KRC is a not-for-profit program of Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Further information is available at or by phone at 888-503-4221.

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