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Native Sons' Gift to UCSF Craniofacial Center Continues Long Tradition

SAN FRANCISCO, California – For the 62nd consecutive year, the Charitable Foundation of the Native Sons of Golden West (NSGW) has made a significant donation to the UCSF Craniofacial Center. This year, the fraternal organization made an $85,000 donation, which will be used to cover the costs of services to patients not covered by insurance.

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Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD, Joins UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD, has joined UCSF's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Perkins graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2007 and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at UCSF in 2013.

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UCSF Medical Students Learn Oral Health Skills from Dental Students

SAN FRANCISCO, California – First-year UCSF medical students are learning to include oral health in their traditional Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (HEENT) examination from UCSF dental students. The new oral health module, screening exam and fluoride varnish application skills were taught by senior dental students as part of the core curriculum for the School of Medicine's Foundations of Patient Care course during October. Young children, older adults and those without dental insurance are more likely to see their physician than dentist, underlining the need for integrating oral health into patient-centered care.

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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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Dynobite Smiles (Pediatric Dentist) Announces Scholarship for High School Seniors

MIDDLEBURY, Connecticut – It is very easy to overlook the needs of others when living our everyday lives, but at times we must sit down and reflect on how to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Dynobite Smiles recognizes the significance of community involvement, family, and fellowship. This year we are starting a new tradition that we plan to expand as the years pass by. At the end of the school term, we hope to award a scholarship to a deserving high school senior.

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Announces Plans for Dental School

ERIE, Pennsylvania – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced plans to open a dental school with the help of a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The process to develop a school of dental medicine began with a vote by Erie City Council in support of the state grant.

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Everest College In St. Louis Adds Dental Assistant Program

ST LOUIS, Missouri – Everest College recently added a new Dental Assistant program at its St. Louis campus to meet workforce demands. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry is projected to grow by 36 percent between 2008 and 2018. Students can now receive hands-on dental assistant training, which includes basic dental sciences, proficiency in laboratory and clinical skills, and practical experience.

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University of Texas Health Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School Implements IMEP's Medical Emergency Preparedness Program for Students and Faculty

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi – Dr. Christopher Rothman, co-founder of IMEP stated, "We are extremely pleased that the UTHSCSA Dental School would join forces with us and we look forward to a long-term relationship that will benefit faculty and students now, and give them a useful tool to assist in their transition after graduation into practice. I see this as a model program for all dental schools to adopt to complement their existing curriculum and training on medical emergencies. The IMEP program is an excellent complement and will enhance what dental schools have in place and are teaching right now."

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Zimmer Holdings Announces OMeGA Graduate Medical Education Grant Recipients

$2.175 million committed to support orthopaedic education in 2010-2011

WARSAW, Indiana – Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) today announced that OMeGA Medical Grants Association (OMeGA), an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation has chosen its 2010 grant recipients. OMeGA is the third-party administrator for orthopaedic graduate medical education grants to which Zimmer committed $2 million in funding for orthopaedic graduate medical education for the 2009 2010 academic year and $2.175 million for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Apollo College and Western Career College Invite Students to Vote for New Scrub Colors

New look will be part of upcoming transition to Carrington College(TM) name change

MISSION VIEJO, California – Apollo College and Western Career College announced a social media promotion encouraging students to vote for the color of new scrubs, which will be introduced when the Colleges are renamed Carrington College™ and Carrington College™ California in June. The campaign will run April 26-May 13, with the winning color announced on the Carrington College Facebook page at For details regarding the upcoming name change, visit

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