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Injured Firefighter Gets Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

NEW YORK, New York – A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.

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Dean Featherstone Receives Honorary Membership from American Dental Association

WASHINGTON, DC – John D.B. Featherstone, professor and dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, was named an honorary member of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the organization's annual meeting in Washington, DC, on Nov. 9. The ADA Board of Trustees nominated Dean Featherstone for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.

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California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) Secures $1.25M Grant to Promote Hea

SACRAMENTO, California – The California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) has secured a $1.25m award ($250,000 per year over the next five-years) from the Indian Health Service’s Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers (DSC) to promote better oral health among the native peoples of California.

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Brent Lin, DMD, Receives HRSA Grant to Improve Dental Primary Care

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Brent Lin, DMD, professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry, has received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement collaborative oral health training for primary health care providers and prepare the workforce to care for those in underserved, rural and vulnerable populations.

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ADA, White House Partner on Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Dental Association today announced it is entering a strategic partnership with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to help prevent opioid drug-related overdoses and deaths. The partnership will complement the work of the American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, which the ADA joined in August.

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USC Ostrow Awarded NIDCR Grant to Establish Tissue Regeneration Center

Dentistry to lead multidisciplinary effort to bring innovative treatments to market.

LOS ANGELES, California – Tissue regeneration is about to become a lot more fact than science fiction, thanks to a $2 million grant that's being divided among 10 research centers and universities, including the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

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AAPD Offers Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

CHICAGO, Illinois – To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children's oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween.

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Dr. Kjeld Aamodt Joins UCSF Orthodontics

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Kjeld Aamodt, DDS, MS recently joined the UCSF School of Dentistry Orthodontics team as an Assistant Professor and practitioner in the orthodontics faculty clinic at UCSF Dental Center. Dr. Aamodt earned his DDS degree at the UCSF School of Dentistry and completed his orthodontics residency at UCSF in June 2015.

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Louisiana Dentist Chosen President-Elect of American Dental Association

Gary L. Roberts, D.D.S., to assume ADA presidency in 2016

Gary L. Roberts, D.D.S., a general dentist based in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the new president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Roberts was recently elected during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Washington, D.C. He will assume the role of president of the ADA in October 2016, when he will lead the 158,000-member organization, America's leading advocate for oral health.

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Enciso receives Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

LOS ANGELES, California – USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Associate professor of clinical dentistry Reyes Enciso has been named the recipient of the 2015 William H. Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

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