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UCLA School Of Dentistry Receives $1.5 million For Community-Based Education

New program, funded by Delta Dental of California, will widen dental care access for California's most vulnerable patient populations

LOS ANGELES, California — The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state's largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in California, is the largest that Delta Dental has ever given a dental school.

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Utah's Dentist Workforce 'Overwhelmingly Male,' New Study States

LYTON, Utah — When Dr. Jennifer Brown told friends and family she wanted to be a dentist, her mother cried.

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Penn Dental Celebrates State-Of-The-Art Renovation Of Its Main Clinic


Interim Dean Dana Graves and former Dean Denis Kinane cut the ribbon to officially celebrate the opening of the School's new Robert I. Schattner Clinic. Holding the ribbon are student leaders (left-right) L Bui, Se He Han, and Bret LaSavoy.


PHILADELPHIA, PennsylvaniaPenn Dental Medicine's largest clinic for comprehensive restorative patient care and clinical instruction has been transformed throughout with a state-of-the-art renovation mdash the new Robert I. Schattner Clinic, previously known as the Main Clinic, opened for operation on January 2. Yesterday, January 11, the Penn Dental Medicine community officially celebrated the new space with a special open house event and tours of the facility and recognized former Dean Denis Kinane for his leadership role in helping to bring the renovation to fruition.

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New Dental Hygiene Grant Will Benefit Elementary Students

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — First- and second-grade children at several Washtenaw County schools will receive expanded dental care thanks to a new national grant awarded to a faculty member at the School of Dentistry.

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Becoming A Dentist Part 2: Dental Students Prove Their Mettle With First Cadaver

BALTIMORE, Maryland — The first-year dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are excited. You can hear it in the hallways and around their lockers. They are excited, yes, but also a little nervous. It's the day before Thanksgiving and a much-needed four-day break awaits. It's also a professional rite of passage of sorts: their first human dissections.

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Columbia Celebrates Center For Precision Dental Medicine


A glimpse inside Columbia University's new Center for Precision Dental Medicine,
which has 48 dental chairs for patient care and instruction.

NEW YORK, New YorkColumbia University College of Dental Medicine welcomed 150 donors, alumni, local leaders, and other members of the community on December 5 to dedicate the Center for Precision Dental Medicine, a new addition to the College designed to help transform the field of dentistry.

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Applications Being Accepted For ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarships Of $20K

CHICAGO, Illinois — Second-year dental students who meet eligibility requirements should apply by Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, for an ADA Foundation (ADAF) Dental Student Scholarship. The Foundation's scholarship program recognizes dental students who are strong academically and who demonstrate outstanding promise in leadership, public service, volunteerism and/or research.

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University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Dentistry Has New Oral Medicine And Orofacial Pain Clinic; Dr. Harvey Wigdor Is Chief

CHICAGO, Illinois — The Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (OMDS) at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has expanded the scope of its Oral Medicine Clinic, which now is the Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain Clinic.

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Loma Linda Dental School Names New Dean

LOMA LINDA, CaliforniaLoma Linda University School of Dentistry announced in December it named Dr. Robert Handysides, who has served as the school's associate dean for academic affairs since 2013, as its new dean, effective January 1.

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Dental Groups Help Dental Students In Puerto Rico

The ADA Foundation, members of the American Dental Association Board of Trustees, American Dental Education Association and the ADEAGies Foundation have each donated to the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine after Hurricane Maria.

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Winner Of 2017 Dugoni Faculty Award Will Use Funds To Engage Students

SAN FRANCISCO, California — In recognition of Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, and his vast accomplishments in dental education and organized dentistry, the CDA Foundation presents the Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award annually to a faculty member affiliated with any of the six dental schools in California to acknowledge that individual's exceptional leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education.

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Lebanon Valley Dental Association Donates $5,000 To Help Dental Assistant Students

LEBANON, Pennsylvania — The Lebanon Valley Dental Association donated $5,000 to help dental assistant students afford the examination costs to receive radiology or infection control certifications, the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center announced Nov. 29.

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Partnership With Real Teeth

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — One might wonder how the University of Utah School of Dentistry and the Marriott Library would be partners. Strange bedfellows you say? Not at all.

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Becoming A Dentist

BALTIMORE, Maryland — The path to becoming a dentist is not something that happens overnight. Each year, dental schools across the nation receive more than 79,000 applications for some 6,100 spots. At the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, roughly one student for every 20 applicants was admitted in 2016.

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University Of Washington Names Interim Dental School Dean

SEATTLE, Washington — The University of Washington announced October 31 that Dr. James Johnson is serving as interim dean of the School of Dentistry. Dr. Johnson, who has chaired the school’s department of endodontics since 2003, takes over from Dr. Joel Berg, who has led the school since 2012.

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Texas A&M Dental School Dedicates Site For New Clinical Facility In Dallas

DALLAS, Texas — Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Chairman Charles Schwartz, Chancellor John Sharp, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Senior Vice President Carrie L. Byington, MD, College of Dentistry Dean Lawrence Wolinsky, PhD, DMD, along with state officials, today dedicated a new Clinic and Education Building in Dallas, which when complete will allow for increased access to quality dental care for Texans.

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University of Michigan Special Needs Dental Clinic Project Moves Forward

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the Delta Dental Foundation on Tuesday marked an important step in a significant collaboration that benefits patients who require special care for their dental needs.

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DDS Meets MBA: University of Michigan Announces New Degree Program

University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Ross School of Business collaborate on joint degree

ANN ARBOR, MichiganUniversity of Michigan School of Dentistry students worked with administrators and faculty over the last year and a half to research and advocate for the new joint DDS/MBA degree program announced today by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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2 DH Degree Completion Students Receive Center For The Education Of Women Scholarships

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Two students in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene online degree completion program received scholarships Sunday during the 47th annual Center for the Education of Women awards program.

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USC's Ostrow, Keck Launch Nation's First Distance Learning Program In Pain Medicine

LOS ANGELES, California — The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, in partnership with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has launched the nation's first online master's degree program for working medical professionals and non-medical clinicians interested in receiving advanced education in pain medicine.

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Dental Students Can Receive Up To $120K In Tax-Free Loan Repayment

National Health Service Corps accepting applications for 2018 Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — The S2S LRP provides up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment to dental and medical students in their final year of school, allowing them to pursue their passion for delivering care while working in rural, tribal and high-need communities throughout the nation. 2018 marks the second year that dental students are included as an eligible discipline to address the oral health disparities that remain a concern in under-served areas.

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Applications Due December 1 for University of Chicago Dentistry-Focused Social Science Ph.D. Program

CHICAGO, Illinois — Dentists and dental students interested in becoming clinician-scholars and earning a Ph.D. from a social science program can apply through December 1 to enroll at the University of Chicago.

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Army Educates Residents At The Texas A&M College Of Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry resident receives Army promotion, highlights military tradition

When the U.S. Army chooses to educate a pediatric dentist to serve the children of military families, it always uses the Texas A&M College of Dentistry as its training site. When the college first began training residents for the Army in the early 1980s, it was one of several sites around the country, but now, it’s the only one for pediatric dentistry. The graduate program regularly accepts one to two Army dentists per year.

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Up To $50,000 Awarded By California Loan Repayment Program

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 1 for 2017 California State Loan Repayment Program

SACRAMENTO, California — The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) assists health care providers, including dentists and dental hygienists, with repayment of qualified educational loans in exchange for their initial commitment to either two years of full-time or four years of half-time service. One-year service extensions are available upon the successful completion of the initial service commitment. The goal of the program is to increase the number of health care providers practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas.

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Leon Assael DMD to Lead UCSF Externship Program

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Leon Assael, DMD, has joined the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences of the UCSF School of Dentistry.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Students Collaborate Globally

POMONA, CaliforniaWestern University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) students are learning professionalism, evidence-based practice and interpersonal skills by collaborating internationally with other dental students.

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USC Ostrow Part-Time Faculty Appreciation Dinner & Awards 2017

LOS ANGELES, California — Each year the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC acknowledges the unsung heroes of the dental school — its part-time and volunteer faculty. These women and men hail from across Southern California to serve as educators, mentors and role models to the next generation of dental professionals.

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Student Loan Repayment Grant Offers Up To $105K

SACRAMENTO, California — The weight of student loan debt can make a desired career in public or community health difficult to impossible for new dentists. To offset some of this financial burden as well as help new graduates realize their chosen careers, the CDA Foundation awards the Student Loan Repayment Grant annually to a recent dental school graduate.

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Leroy Leggitt Assumes Chair Of Loma Linda Orthodontics

LOMA LINDA, California — Leroy Leggitt, DDS'84, MS'92, MS, PhD, has been appointed LLU School of Dentistry chair, Department of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics, effective January 3, 2017.

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Varun Soni To Deliver USC Ostrow School of Dentistry Commencement Speech

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Varun Soni, USC Dean of Religious Life

The dean of the USC Office of Religious Life hopes to inspire dental students to lead their best lives after graduation.

LOS ANGELES, California — Varun Soni, dean of USC's Office of Religious Life, has been chosen to deliver the address at Ostrow's commencement ceremony, taking place Friday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in McAlister Field.

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University of Michigan School of Dentistry Retains Ranking As No. 1 In U.S. And No. 2 In The World

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — For the second consecutive year, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is rated as the top dental school in the United States and second in the world by an international publication that rates universities.

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University Of Michigan Regents Reappoint Dental School Dean Laurie McCauley

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — The University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday approved a second five-year appointment for Dr. Laurie McCauley as dean of the School of Dentistry.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Students, Faculty Present At Prestigious London Trauma Conference

POMONA, California — A student and faculty team from Western University of Health Sciences' College of Dental Medicine presented a poster at Trauma '16, the International Conference on Trauma Medicine at Imperial College London Nov. 19-20, 2016.

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WesternU College Of Dental Medicine Student Develops Dental Emergency App

POMONA, California — An after-hours broken tooth led Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine student Corey Stein to develop a mobile application to help people in need of emergency dental assistance.

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New California Bill Opens Student Loan Repayment Funds

SACRAMENTO, California — A California Dental Association (CDA) sponsored bill aims to make it easier for dental school graduates to access funds available in the state's Dental Corps Loan Repayment Program and recently earned unanimous approval from the state Assembly.

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Dean No-Hee Park Honored By UCLA Community

LOS ANGELES, California — Dr. No-Hee Park, the longest-serving dean at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was recently honored by 300 UCLA leaders, faculty, friends and family members during a UCLA Centennial Campaign celebration at UCLA's Carnesale Commons.

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Paul Krebsbach Named New Dean Of UCLA Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — Dr. Paul Krebsbach, one of the nation's leading researchers in tissue engineering and stem cell biology and a respected academic leader, has been appointed dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry.

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UCSF Dental Students Teach Medical Students Oral Health Techniques

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Dental students at the UCSF School of Dentistry are now teaching medical students about oral health. This interprofessional activity is aimed at aligning the curriculum with the national guidelines set by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to expand the oral health clinical competency of primary care clinicians.

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Our Strategic Plan In Action: UCSF Dental Center

SAN FRANCISCO, CaliforniaUCSF School of Dentistry's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan focuses on excellence in patient care, education and discovery. This month we feature the Patients/Health section of the plan.

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Wyatt Rory Hume Named Dean of University of Utah School of Dentistry

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — An internationally acclaimed clinical scholar and leader who has served at the highest administrative levels in dental schools and universities worldwide has been named dean of the University of Utah School of Dentistry.

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AAID Plans Lectures At 18 Dental Schools During 2015-16 School Year

CHICAGO, Illinois — As part of its rapidly growing "Bite of Education" program, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has scheduled lectures at 18 different dental schools across the United States during the 2015-2016 school year. Presenters included credentialed members of the Academy, implant dentists who practice locally to each dental school.

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Dental Hygiene Alumni On The Leading Edge Of Health Care Administration

Commonalities? Emphasis on teamwork, dental-centered knowledge and a compassionate approach to patient care

DALLAS, Texas — In 1955, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene's first class of 32 students began a journey that would lead to their distinction as the first dental hygiene graduates in the state of Texas.

Six decades later, clinical care is still a primary educational focus, but the dental hygiene program has evolved in the years since its founding — expanding to a bachelor's degree from a two-year certificate program, adding advanced degree options and laying the foundation for diverse career paths in the profession and beyond.

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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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Special Patients Clinic Endowed, Named On 30th Anniversary

Drs. Roseann Mulligan and Glenn Clark provide endowed funding source for USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry's Special Patients Clinic

LOS ANGELES, California — Ostrow's Special Patients Clinic has received a financial boost — and a new name — thanks to a generous donation made by Drs. Roseann Mulligan MS '87 and Glenn Clark.

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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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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Dean becomes WesternU's Interim Provost

POMONA, California &mdash WesternU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) Dean Steven W. Friedrichsen, DDS, is now Interim Provost of Western University of Health Sciences. He will also maintain his duties as CDM dean.

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First Dental Home: Is The Initiative Working?

DALLAS, Texas — Children enrolled in Medicaid have access to a state program known as the First Dental Home. Intended to improve the oral health of youngsters ages 6 months to 35 months, the initiative funds up to 10 dental visits that include cleanings, fluoride application, oral hygiene instruction and more. It's all in an effort to mitigate the risk of tooth decay in children from low-income families throughout the state.

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Dugoni: 'Live Beyond The Nine-By-Nine Operatory'

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Stepping to the podium in the ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, reached for his speech titled "If Not You, Then Who?" and decided to toss it to the side. Dugoni was speaking to a room full of students from the various dental schools across the state and in his mind, his preplanned speech was full of topics they had already heard.

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American Dental Association Statement On Accrediting Dental Therapy Education Programs

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — The Commission on Dental Accreditation is an independent entity recognized by the US Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for dental, allied dental and advanced dental education programs. In February, CODA adopted standards by which programs that educate midlevel dental providers—non-dentists who perform such surgical procedures as extracting teeth--can apply for accreditation. At a meeting today, CODA determined that the accreditation process for these programs may begin.

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First UCSF Student Completes Licensure By Portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Jose Molina, DDS, who is now practicing as an associate dentist in Fresno, chose to obtain his licensure through this process because he felt it was a more "complete assessment" of his competency as a dentist. He also appreciated the fact that he was able to work on his own patients, providing follow-up care as needed.

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Strategic Planning Process Charts Future Direction For School Of Dentistry

SAN FRANCISCO, California — A committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and leadership from across the UCSF School of Dentistry has been meeting since April to craft a new strategic plan for the school. "The plan will guide the entire school's efforts through 2020 and will focus our attention on those areas in which we want to truly excel," says John D.B. Featherstone, dean.

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From Dark Past To Bright Future

DALLAS, Texas — Three words — perseverance, focus and determination — handwritten on a dry erase board in Given Kachepa's bedroom at his foster parents' Colleyville, Texas, home characterize his successful transformation from victim to dentist.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In History

DALLAS, Texas — Addressing the need for highly trained state and national health care professionals, Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 645 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M's commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Uses Blended Learning And Flipped Classroom To Engage Students

POMONA, California — First-year WesternU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) students participated in a revolutionary hybrid head and neck anatomy course during the fall term of 2014, using an adaptive learning platform along with blended learning and "flipped classroom" techniques.

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American Dental Association Statement On Accrediting Dental Therapy Education Programs

CHICAGO, Illinois — The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is an independent entity recognized by the US Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for dental, allied dental and advanced dental education programs. CODA has recently adopted accreditation standards by which programs that educate midlevel dental providers—non-dentists who perform such surgical procedures as extracting teeth--can apply for accreditation. CODA has not yet accredited any such programs.

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New Partnership Amps Up Dental Care For Youngsters In East Dallas

DALLAS, texas — Seven people huddle around their young patient, the first of the day, but the little girl doesn't seem to mind. No older than 5 or 6, she lays still, relaxed, a plush mallard duck tucked under one arm, as the student dentists and resident discuss her care.

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Dental Students Create Awareness For Importance Of Advocacy

DALLAS, Texas — A group of dental students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD) is creating unique learning experiences for their peers that they might not otherwise receive in the clinic or classroom.

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ADA Launches New One-Stop Dental Student Web Portal

CHICAGO, Illinois — The ADA launched this month a new Web portal designed to provide a one-stop shop for dental students seeking information, ranging from financial resources to finding a job.

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Q&A: Navigating The Mires Of Social Media

DALLAS, Texas — Leigh Ann Wyatt watches an interesting transformation take place each fall. In her role as assistant professor and preclinical dental hygiene course director in the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, she sees her students grow and change throughout the semester. It's something she refers to as their "becoming dental hygiene professionals before my eyes."

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Longtime UCLA Philanthropists Donate $2 Million For Endowed Scholarship Fund At School Of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — A $2 million gift from Bob and Marion Wilson, longtime supporters of the UCLA School of Dentistry, will give a significant boost to scholarship funding for future generations of dentists. The Wilsons' donation will establish the Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will be used in support of annual scholarships to students who excel in the classroom and are dedicated to public service.

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Central New Mexico Community College To Offer Community Dental Health Coordinator Program This Fall

CHICAGO, Illinois — Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque is offering a new certificate program that aims to improve access to dental care for people who need it most.

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Dugoni School Of Dentistry Opens New Campus For Classes

SAN FRANCISCO, California — The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's new 395,000-square-foot building in San Francisco held its first classes on July 14.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Team Opens Educational Exchange With Chilean University

POMONA, CaliforniaWestern University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California and Universidad de Concepción in Chile are separated by more than 5,000 miles, but College of Dental Medicine (CDM) students and faculty learned they are not so far apart when it comes to dental education.

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Team Spirit: USC Ostrow Dental Students Participate In Interprofessional Education Day

LOS ANGELES, California — The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC participated in an Interprofessional Education Day on April 7 for nearly 800 students from dentistry, occupational therapy, and other health care fields to prepare them for collaborative patient care.

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Journal Of Dental Education Showcases Ostrow's Successful Curriculum

LOS ANGELES, California — A "true partnership" between students, faculty and school leadership is what makes the Ostrow School of Dentistry's doctor of dental surgery curriculum so successful, said Ostrow Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Life Mahvash Navazesh.

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WesternU College Of Dental Medicine To Offer Virtual Learning Content And Integration Services

POMONA, California — The College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, a leading innovator in dental education, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of VirtualU@WesternU in April 2014.

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New CAD/CAM Learning Laboratory Opens At Ostrow School Of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — The USC Ostrow School of Dentistry unveiled its new computer-aided design and manufacturing laboratory to leaders from the dental technology company VITA on February 10.

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UCLA Dental Students Meet With Legislators On CDA Advocacy Day

To help give dental students a voice, California Dental Association (CDA) hosted a Grassroots Advocacy Day at the Capitol with the UCLA School of Dentistry.

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New Division Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery At USC

LOS ANGELES, California — A new division of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will provide students, residents and faculty with access to educational, clinical and research opportunities in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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California Dental Students Help Shape Future Of Profession

Dental students from across the state had their voices heard at House of Delegates Meeting

SACRAMENTO, California — The student delegation at this year's California Dental Association (CDA) House of Delegates meeting on Nov. 15-17 included 32 dental students from the six dental schools in California. The voting delegation had a say in the issues discussed at the meeting and were able to use the event as an opportunity to network.

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Ostrow Periodontology Resident Awarded 2013 AAP Foundation Educator Scholarship

Second year Advanced Periodontology resident Satish Kumar of Ostrow Dental School of USC was awarded one of two American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Educator Scholarships during the 2013 AAP Annual Meeting on September 29. The $25,000 scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding US periodontology residents who intend to become full-time periodontology educators upon graduation.

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Student Loan Repayment Grant Recipients Visit California Dental Association

SACRAMENTO, California — Since 2002, the CDA Foundation's Student Loan Repayment Grant program has helped 13 dentists work in community clinics where they've seen more than 62,000 patients and provided nearly $16 million in care for individuals who would otherwise go without.

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WesternU College Of Dental Medicine Joins Nationwide Effort To Reduce Childhood Caries

POMONA, California — The WesternU College of Dental Medicine is now part of a nationwide effort to reduce early childhood caries (ECC) and improve oral disease management in the pediatric population. WesternU will be working with other universities, hospital-based dental programs, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and community based programs in more than 20 states to combat the rise in ECC.

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Bien-Air USA, Inc. To Provide More Than $1 Million In New Equipment For USC's Ostrow School Of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — Clinical training for Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC students will become even more state-of-the-art thanks to an unprecedented donation from dental equipment company Bien-Air USA, Inc.

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Inaugural Class Of Western University Dental School Graduates

POMONA, California — As he watched the students of the 2013 class of Western University of Health Sciences - College of Dental Medicine graduate in May, Steven W. Friedrichsen, DDS, couldn't help but feel like his firstborn children were leaving the house.

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California Dental Student Loan Grant Application Deadline Approaching

SACRAMENTO, California — The deadline to apply for the CDA Foundation's 2013 Student Loan Repayment Grant is July 31. The Student Loan Repayment Grant helps students repay their educational loan of up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of $105,000 over three years in exchange for a commitment by recipients to care for the underserved.

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Congratulations to the USC Ostrow Dental School Class of 2013!

LOS ANGLES, California — The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC honored its graduating scholars of 2013 with the school's 113th annual Commencement ceremony on May 17.

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USC Ostrow Faculty Member Honored for Outstanding Mentorship

LOS ANGELES, CaliforniaOstrow School of Dentistry faculty member Kian Kar DDS '95, PERIO '99, MS '00 has been named a recipient of a 2013 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for being an outstanding mentor for graduate students in the school's Advanced Periodontology Program.

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OHSU School Of Dentistry Announces New Dean

PORTLAND, Oregon — Following a national search, dentist and immunologist Phillip T. Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., has been named dean of Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry. Marucha is expected to join OHSU in September.

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WesternU's College Of Dental Medicine To Receive $8.4 Million From First 5 LA

POMONA, CaliforniaWestern University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine will receive $8.4 million from First 5 LA to provide dental care to uninsured and under-served children.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Holds Ethics Week

POMONA, CaliforniaWestern University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine held its first Ethics Week, emphasizing the importance of making ethical decisions in practice and in life.

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Groundbreaking Oral Health Curriculum Endorsed By American Dental Association

LEESBURG, Virginia — The American Dental Association (ADA) announced its official endorsement of "Smiles for Life," the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's national online oral health curriculum. Funded by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, the Smiles for Life curriculum was first released in 2005 and is now available in an interactive online 3rd edition. Smiles for Life is the nation's most comprehensive and widely used oral health curriculum specifically designed by and for primary medical care clinicians.

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New Ostrow Dental Students Don White Coats For The First Time

LOS ANGELES, California — As hundreds of family members and friends looked on, new Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC students were formally welcomed into the dental profession during the 2012 White Coat Ceremony on August 27 in Bovard Auditorium.

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Exploring The World Of Dentistry at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Dental Explorers
Ostrow students demonstrate clinical techniques for Dental Explorers Program participants.


LOS ANGELES, California — 45 high school and college students visited the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC for a fun, eye-opening crash course in the dental profession July 23 - August 3.

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USC Ostrow's Part-Time Faculty Members Honored

LOS ANGELES, California — Part-time and volunteer faculty members of the Ostrow School of Dentistry were honored during the 2012 Part-Time Faculty Appreciation Dinner on May 23.

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Lucas Rudelich and family
DDS graduate Lucas Rudelich with grandfather William Miller DDS '52 and uncle David Miller DDS '71.


LOS ANGELES, California — 250 graduates celebrated their new degrees during the 2012 Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Commencement Ceremony, held May 11 at McAlister Field on the University Park Campus.

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Honoring the Achievements of USC Dental School Class of 2012

micron Kappa Upsilon Inductees
2012 student inductees of the Zeta chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.


LOS ANGELES, California — The Ostrow School of Dentistry honored extraordinary members of the Class of 2012 during the annual Omicron Kappa Upsilon convocation and Senior Awards ceremony and banquet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on May 10.

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WesternU Dental Camp Introduces Students To Dentistry

POMONA, CaliforniaWestern University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine will hold a dental camp for about 50 local middle school and high school students from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Health Education Center, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, California 91766.

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Herman Ostrow School Of Dentistry Of USC Launches $115 Million Fundraising Initiative

USC Capital Campaign
The Ostrow School of Dentistry Board of Councilors has committed to a $10 million comprehensive gift to start the $115 million campaign initiative.


LOS ANGELES, California — The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC announced its $115 million fundraising initiative as part of the $6 billion Campaign for the University of Southern California. The announcement was made at a celebratory event and picnic attended by faculty, students and alumni, and comes as the school celebrates its 115th anniversary.

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OHSU School Of Dentistry Students Combine Service With Education

PORTLAND, Oregon — Providing information and oral care while giving back to the community is an essential part of dental education at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. That's why for the next two months dental students are coordinating several large-scale events to highlight the importance of oral health care, particularly for children.

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New Online Masters In Orofacial Pain And Oral Medicine At USC

LOS ANGELES, California — A new program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will allow dentists from across the world to enrich their clinical skills - all from the convenient location of their own dental practices.

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New Dental Hygiene - DDS Pathway at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — A unique academic pathway at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC now provides high-achieving students with an uninterrupted, comprehensive dental hygiene and dental surgery education.

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A Warm USC Welcome to New Trojan DDS and Dental Hygiene Students

LOS ANGELES, California — The Ostrow School of Dentistry welcomed future dentists and dental hygienists to the profession during the 2011 White Coat Ceremony on August 26 in Bovard Auditorium.

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Exploring Oral Health at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, Californi — From Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 29, more than 40 high school, college and post-baccalaureate students experienced many facets of the dental profession during the Ostrow School of Dentistry's Dental Explorers Program.

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Gifts Totaling More Than $27 Million Ensure Construction Of New OHSU School Of Dentistry

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry will build a new home at the OHSU Schnitzer Campus, thanks to significant philanthropic investment from Oregon's dental community. Eugene and Bonnie Skourtes have pledged $10 million; ODS has committed $5 million; and A-dec, Inc. has pledged to provide state-of-the-art dental equipment valued at $4.35 million. Together with more than $8 million in additional commitments from donors across the region, these gifts launch a $43 million fundraising initiative that will ensure a second century of innovation and service for the school.

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Part-Time Faculty Honored at USC Ostrow Dental School's Annual Awards Dinner

LOS ANGELES, California — On May 25, 2011, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC hosted its part-time and volunteer faculty members at the Annual Part Time Faculty Awards Banquet.

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New Community Dentistry Chair For OHSU School Of Dentistry

PORTLAND, OregonOregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry has appointed a new chairman for its community dentistry department. Eli Schwarz, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., recently joined the school, replacing interim chair Denice Stewart, D.D.S., M.H.S.A., associate dean for clinical affairs.

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A Celebration of USC Ostrow School of Dentistry Class of 2011

LOS ANGELES, California — On Friday, May 13, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC bid farewell to its 2011 graduates in a ceremony held at USC's McAllister Field near the University Park Campus.

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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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USC Ostrow's Rutherford And Guggenheim Lecture Halls To Undergo Major Renovation

LOS ANGELES, California — After many years and thousands of students, two well-used lecture halls at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will be given a major facelift during the 2010-2011 winter break.

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Ostrow School Of Dentistry Recognized For Ethics And Compliance Standards

LOS ANGELES, California — The USC Office of Compliance has recognized individuals from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC with the first annual USC Ethical Leadership Award.

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Congratulations to the Ostrow School of Dentistry's Class of 2010!

LOS ANGELES, California — Joined by hundreds of family members, friends, and faculty and staff of the Ostrow School of Dentistry, members of the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene and Advanced Specialty Classes of 2010 marked the culmination of their time at the School during the annual Commencement festivities on May 14.

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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 www.facebook.com/CarringtonCollege. For details regarding the upcoming name change, visit www.WhyCarrington.com.

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Herman Ostrow Donates $35 Million To USC School Of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — Herman Ostrow, a USC trustee, alumnus and lifelong Southern Californian, has donated $35 million to the University of Southern California for its School of Dentistry. The gift was announced January 20, 2010 by University President Steven B. Sample at a gala unveiling ceremony at the Norris Dental Science Center on the USC University Park Campus.

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Avishai Sadan formally installed as School of Dentistry Dean

LOS ANGELES, California — During the search for the new Dean of the USC School of Dentistry, only one candidate truly stood out from the others, said USC President Steven B. Sample.

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USC-Based Dental Journal Makes an Impact

LOS ANGELES, California — A USC-led publication is the top dental research journal in three measurement categories - a feat never previously accomplished by any other dental journal - according to the 2008 ISI Journal Citation Reports.

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Avishai Sadan Named Dean of USC School of Dentistry

LOS ANGELES, California — On behalf of University of Southern California President Steven B. Sample, Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias has announced the appointment of Avishai Sadan as dean of the USC School of Dentistry, effective August 1, 2009.

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WesternU College of Dental Medicine Receives Initial Accreditation

POMONA, California — The College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. has received initial accreditation as it prepares to welcome its inaugural class in August 2009.

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Endo Around the World

LOS ANGELES, California — What do Australia, Las Vegas, and a desert in Peru all have in common? They are all sites of the USC School of Dentistry's innovative contest to get dental students excited and motivated about Endodontics. As creator of the contest and Undergraduate Endodontics Program Director Thomas Levy explained, "Gotta have some fun!"

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The Explorer: USC Dental School's Student Research Journal

LOS ANGELES, California — In an effort to get more dental students involved in research, several USC Dental School students have collaborated to produce The Explorer, the first research journal done by students at USC. The journal is set to publish in January.

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USC Virtual Dental Clinic Launches This Month

LOS ANGELES, California — A new clinic located within the online universe of Second Life will give dental students the opportunity to test their logic and decision-making skills with interactive virtual patients.

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USC School of Dentistry: Communication and Caring

LOS ANGELES, California — When a dental problem arises, effective treatment depends upon good communication between the patient and the dentist. Because a language barrier can be a serious obstacle for a successful diagnosis, treatment and recovery, the dental community is growing more concerned about the ability to treat the large number of Los Angeles residents who have difficulty speaking English.

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American Dental Association Introduces New, Innovative Learning Concept at 149th Annual Session

New Learning Environment Bridges Gap Between Education and Exhibits

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The American Dental Association (ADA) introduces the Live Operatory Center (LOC), an innovative new learning environment for dental professionals, at this year's Annual Session, October 16Đ19 in San Antonio.

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WDA Foundation Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to 16 Dental Hygiene Students

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation, which is largely supported by individual member dentists of the WDA, recently awarded $8,000 in scholarships to 16 dental hygiene students enrolled in state technical colleges who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

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DANB Publishes Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) announces the publication of DANB's 2006 State Career Ladder Templates for Dental Assistants, a reader-friendly guide to dental assisting requirements for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This new volume is intended to guide readers to a clearer understanding of how each state defines the job titles and the legal practice of dental assistants and (in some states) orthodontic and oral and maxillofacial surgery assistants.

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NYU to celebrate 80 years of Endodontics

NEW YORK, New York – New York University College of Dentistry's Department of Endodontics is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. The celebration will begin with an afternoon scientific session at the NYU College of Dentistry (Room 614, 345 East 24th Street, NYC) followed by a reception and dinner at The Water Club, 500 East 30th Street in Manhattan at 5:30 p.m.

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NYU Names New Dental School Dean

NEW YORK, New York – Charles N. Bertolami, D.D.S., D.Med.Sc., a leader in the dental research, education, and clinical communities, has been named the 14th Dean of the 142-year-old New York University College of Dentistry. He will assume the post at NYU's College of Dentistry on September 1, 2007.

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UCLA Study Finds Severe Shortage of Latino Dentists

LOS ANGELES, California – A study from UCLA's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture finds that the number of Latinos who graduated from dental schools, and hence able to acquire licenses to practice dentistry in California, fell by nearly 80 percent between 1982 and 1999 from 74 to 15 percent, even as the state's Latino population increased by 42.7 percent (7.7 million to 10 million) during that time.

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U.S.News & World Report: UR School of Medicine and Dentistry Among NationŐs Best

ROCHESTER, New York – The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry moved up two slots to 34th best research medical school and up eight slots to 13th best primary care medical school in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 listing of top graduate schools in the country.

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IU Dental School Set to Launch Indiana's 1st Accredited Distance-Learning Program in Dental Assisting

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The IU School of Dentistry is set to launch the first accredited distance-learning program in Indiana for dental assisting, enabling students to complete the non-clinical classroom portion of the program anywhere they have access to a computer at anytime.

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King's College London Dental Institute Adds Distance Learning to Answer UK's Growing Demand for Dentists

NICE, France – Today Anystream announced that the United Kingdom's prestigious King's College London Dental Institute has deployed their Apreso lecture capture solution to enable further enhancement of an expanding distance learning initiative. As the world's only automated lecture capture solution for higher education, Apreso supports King's efforts to provide high quality education to undergraduate and postgraduate dental students by reaching them beyond traditional classrooms through Web-based lectures available on demand.

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XCPT™ Treatment Planning and Communication Software for Dentists to Be Used by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

VENICE, Florida – XCPT, LLC has signed an agreement with the University of Pennsylvania to place XCPT's Treatment Planning and Communication Software solution at the Penn School of Dental Medicine.

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Sallie Mae Introduces DENTALoansSM for Dental Students and Post-Grads

RESTON, Virginia – Sallie Mae, the nation's leading saving- and paying-for-college company, today introduced Sallie Mae DENTALoansSM , a new comprehensive suite of dental loan products designed to assist students enrolled in dental school, studying a dental specialty, or dentists establishing a dental practice.

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Nobel Biocare And Stockholm University, Sweden, Sign Research Partnership Agreement

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Nobel Biocare, the market leader in ceramic solutions, and Stockholm University, have signed a five-year research partnership whereas Nobel Biocare will establish a Chair of Materials Innovation at the Department of Physical, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry. The Stockholm University will appoint Professor Dr. Zhijian Shen to the Chair. "I'm very pleased with starting the partnership with Nobel Biocare, well known for its scientific research with a number of universities around the world. I hope this appointment will boost the needs-driven research activities," says Professor Dr. Zhijian Shen.

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National Award-Winning Program Teaches Dental Students About Health Care Policy

SEATTLE, Washington – Dr. Doug Walsh, a general dentist in Seattle and member of the Washington State Dental Association's (WSDA) Board of Directors, has received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Golden Apple Award from the American Dental Association (ADA) for spearheading a unique opportunity for dental students, called the Congressional Intern Program.

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Troy College Launches Online Dental Assisting Program

TROY, New York – Hudson Valley Community College in Troy is offering an online Alternative Program for Dental Assistants (ADAP). The 15-week, self-paced program provides the education and clinical experience needed to be eligible for licensure in New York State as a Certified Licensed Dental Assistant. Online coursework is module-based and uses the practicing dentist as a preceptor for clinical training.

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Groundbreaking Israeli-Palestinian Academic Cooperation Goes Forward

JERUSALEM, Israel – The First Middle East Symposium on Dental Medicine Đ a breakthrough in cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian academics was held Nov. 27 in Jerusalem despite the existing tense political situation.

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IU Dental School Professor Completes Review of National Board Exam Questions

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Dental students in their senior year across the country have a special link with Margot Van Dis, D.D.S., M.S., a professor of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, whether they know it or not.

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Growing Oregon Pediatric Dentistry Department Goes Digital

PORTLAND, Oregon - Patient information in OHSU's Dr. and Mrs. Carl Rietman Pediatric Dentistry Clinic is now even more secure, thanks to a digital system recently initiated by the School of Dentistry (www.ohsu.edu/sod). In early July, the one-year-old clinic moved from a paper and X-ray film-based patient chart to a fully electronic system that can be easily accessed by appropriate health personnel via a computer at every patient chair.

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Craniofacial Disfigurements Web Site to be Transferred to University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – A prominent Web site that provides vital information to individuals with facial disfigurements is being transferred to the University of Michigan where its role will be enhanced through collaboration involving several U-M units including the School of Dentistry, the U-M Health System, Mott Children's Hospital, and University Libraries.

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University of Freiburg, Germany, and Nobel Biocare Enter Strategic Partnership For Education And Research

FREIBURG, GermanyThe Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, today signed an agreement on a strategic part-nership for education and research in the area of restorative dentistry. With this col-laboration, for the first time in Germany, dental implantology will be incorporated into dental studies already on the undergraduate level. The agreement between the University of Freiburg and Nobel Biocare has model character for collaboration between industry and education and research. After collaborations in North Amer-ica, China and Australia, this is the first of this kind in Europe for Nobel Biocare.

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Oral Health Research Institute To Use NIH Grant to Study Early Detection of Dental Decay

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- When does dental decay first begin its destructive work on a tooth? Are diagnostic clues available early enough to prevent a tooth from developing a visible lesion? Can early-detection criteria be standardized to aid practitioners and researchers around the globe?

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Nobel Biocare Contribution Furthers The Study Of Implant And Esthetic Dentistry At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

BOSTON. MassachusettsNobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, yesterday awarded the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in Boston a contribution to further integrate implant therapy and esthetic dentistry into the School's pre- and postdoctoral dental education, and to fund an expansion of TUSDM's Implant Center.

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Nobel Biocare Expands Strategic Relationship With Medical College Of Georgia School Of Dentistry

AUGUSTA, Georgia – Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, and the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Dentistry today announced a strategic collaboration to enable the college to further develop innovative educational and clinical research opportunities. The program is especially designed to develop and to introduce new treatment solutions already in the undergraduate programs.

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Nobel Biocare to Establish Chair at UCLA School of Dentistry

YORBA LINDA, California – Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, today announced it will contribute $2.5 million to the UCLA School of Dentistry, California, to create an endowed chair in surgical implant dentistry. The Chair will promote education and training of students, faculty and national and international dental practitioners as well.

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ADA Foundation Establishes $175,000 in Scholarships for Minority Dental Students

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association Foundation has announced the establishment of $175,000 in scholarship funds to help increase the number of minority dental students.

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Align Technology, Inc. Announces Publication of the First Invisalign® System Textbook

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, today announced the publication of the first textbook based on the Invisalign system. The Invisalign System, published by Quintessence Publishing, was edited by Dr. Orhan Tuncay, Chairman and Director of the Graduate program of the Department of Orthodontics at Temple University, and includes contributed materials from thirty authors.

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Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice Joins The Curriculum At NYU College of Dentistry

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Elsevier announces that students at New York University College of Dentistry will find a new item in their book bag as they start the new academic year – The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, the foremost publication of information about evidence-based dental practice.

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School of Dentistry Wins Major Award from Apple Computer

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has won a prestigious award from Apple Computer for its innovative project that allows dental students to listen to classroom lectures on iPods or other portable listening devices.

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Nobel Biocare forms strategic partnership with University of Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia – Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions has formed a partnership with the University of Sydney, including Australia's largest faculty of dentistry, to establish the Nobel Biocare Chair of Oral Rehabilitation and to fund the Nobel Biocare Centre of Excellence in Oral Rehabilitation.

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Hudson Valley Community College To Offer Dental Assisting Certificate Programs

ALBANY, New York – Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), located in Troy, has announced it will begin offering an academic certificate program for Certified Licensed Dental Assistants in New York State.

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Dr. Alfano named to top NYU post

NEW YORK, New York – Michael C. Alfano, D.M.D., Ph.D., dean of New York University College of Dentistry, has been named executive vice president of NYU. As executive vice president, he will oversee the University's budget and finance operations, the human relations division, and the real estate, planning, and construction operations. Dr. Alfano, whose career has included significant posts in both academics and business, will start in the new position on July 17, 2006.

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Dental Students from U-M to Provide Oral Health Care to Migrant Workers

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Dental students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry will again provide oral health care to migrant workers and their children in northwestern lower Michigan beginning in late June. The annual program begins Monday, June 19, and ends Friday, July 28.

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BCD Receives Historical Marker

DALLAS, Texas – In recognition as an institution of significance to the history of Texas, the Baylor College of Dentistry-Texas A&M Health Science Center recently was awarded a historical marker by the Texas Historical Commission.

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First OHSU School Of Dentistry Hooding, Honoring Convocation Live Via Internet

For the first time in OHSU history, graduation will be accessible via the Internet. While commencement exercises for all OHSU schools previously have been broadcast on the Portland Cable Access Channel, the School of Dentistry will make history at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 2, by broadcasting its hooding and honors convocation ceremony live via the Internet.

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USC Schools of Dentistry and Business Launch Leadership and Management Program

LOS ANGELES, California – The University of Southern California's School of Dentistry and Marshall School of Business have launched a joint Leadership & Management Program for oral health professionals who want to develop the critical leadership and business management skills needed to manage a thriving dental practice.

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Delta Dental Donates $5M to Tufts Dental School To Expand Care To Underserved Populations

BOSTON, Massachusetts – Delta Dental of Massachusetts announced today that it is awarding a $5 million endowment to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The funds will be used to create a named academic chair in public health and community service, improve care and access to dental care for persons with special needs and other underserved populations, and expand Tufts' use of a clinical database to create best practices for dental treatment guidelines for persons with special needs.

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NYSDA Student Loan Program

ALBANY, New York – Along with diplomas, most graduates leave dental school with large student loan balances. In order to manage their careers, graduates first need to manage these loans to give themselves the best opportunity to succeed.

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BCD Hosts Alumna, Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem

DALLAS, Texas – The Baylor College of Dentistry-Texas A&M Health Science Center will host alumna Dr. Elba Garcia, deputy mayor pro tem for the City of Dallas, at noon Friday, May 12 in Room 605.

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Dr. Leon Assael Is Named Chairman Of The OMS Department At OHSU

PORTLAND, Oregon – This week Leon Assael, DMD accepted the appointment of Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the OHSU School of Dentistry.

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OHSU School of Dentistry Announces Awards, New Appointments

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry announces the following new appointments and awards:

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DŐSouza new chair of BCD Department of Biomedical Sciences

DALLAS,Texas – She's discovered a gene, received millions of dollars in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and accepted the highest accolades for scientific achievement from her peers.

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Nobel Biocare and the University of Maryland Announce Education and Research Partnership

BALTIMORE, Maryland – Today, at the Nobel Biocare World Tour Conference in Baltimore, Nobel Biocare and the University of Maryland Dental School signed a three-year partnership to position the Dental School as a leading center for students and alumni to learn advanced techniques such as dental implants, esthetic dentistry, patient management, and guided surgery. The grant of USD 2 million will become a major impetus to launch new initiatives in curriculum, patient care and research and development.

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OHSU School of Dentistry Announces Awards

PORTLAND, Oregon--The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry announces the following awards:

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Canadian University Of British Columbia to Establish The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Center

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, today announced the donation of CAD 5 million over five years to the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, Vancouver, Canada, to establish the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Center. The new hi-tech clinic will promote the study of dental implants and prosthetics by providing a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for optimal patient treatment.

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Leadership Named for $500 Million Fundraising Effort to Aid Dental Education

CHICAGO, Illinois – Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, dean, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific and president of the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) Board of Directors, will serve as honorary chairman of a national campaign for dental education. This national effort will help raise awareness of the challenges facing dental education and aid in generating financial support, totaling an estimated $500 million.

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AGD Foundation Receives Educational Grant from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the AGD Foundation are pleased to announce a continuing dental education-based strategic sponsorship with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare. This year-long sponsorship will focus on developing and producing high-quality educational opportunities and materials on the subjects of dry mouth and acid tooth wear for general dentists.

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AGD Foundation Donates to Help LSU School of Dentistry Re-open its Doors After Katrina

CHICAGO, Illinois – In December 2005, the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (AGDF) awarded a check for $10,000 to the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry.

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OHSU School of Dentistry Receives $2 Million Gift

PORTLAND, Oregon--The OHSU School of Dentistry has received $2 million from an anonymous donor. The gift, from a prominent Portland-area businessman, is the largest cash donation in the 105-year-old dental school's history.

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Temple University Integrates Invisalign® Into Dental School Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, today announced that <Temple University School of Dentistry has integrated the Invisalign System into its dental curriculum.

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Massachusetts Dental Society Awards Grants for Dental Training and Access to Care Program

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – In keeping its pledge to increase the number of dental assistants and hygienists in the state and to expand programs that provide access-to-dental-care for those in need, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to five schools in eastern Massachusetts and one dental clinic in the Berkshires.

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University of Connecticut to Offer OrthoClear® Training to Dental Students

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Today, OrthoClear, Inc. announced that the University of Connecticut will be offering OrthoClear training as an elective course in its undergraduate and graduate dental curriculum. Beginning in the spring, the University will also be offering OrthoClear certification to its 4th year graduate students.

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Nobel Biocare Forms Strategic Partnership With New York University College of Dentistry

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Nobel Biocare, the world leader in innovative esthetic dental solutions, and New York University College of Dentistry, the largest dental school in the US, will cooperate to integrate a dental implant therapy and esthetic dentistry curriculum into all four years of the NYU predoctoral dental education program.

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Zimmer Dental and the American Dental Education Assoc. to form Educational Partnership

WARSAW, Indiana – Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SWX: ZMH), a worldwide leader in the orthopaedics industry, announced today that its Zimmer Dental division has formed an educational partnership with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to strengthen undergraduate and advanced dental education, including the teaching of implant dentistry.

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New Academy of General Dentistry Award Recognizes Dentists Committed to Both Life Long Learning and Public Service

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) recently launched a Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) program to formally recognize a member's dedication to remain current in their profession and “give back” to the community.

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OHSU School of Dentistry Announces New Appointments, Awards

PORTLAND, Oregon--The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry announces the following appointments and awards:

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Harvard University Integrates Invisalign® into Dental School Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, today announced the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is integrating Invisalign into its required coursework in dentistry.

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UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Integrates Invisalign® Into Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, today announced that the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School has integrated Invisalign techniques and treatment into their undergraduate dental curriculum.

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Dean Polverini Says Change Coming to School of Dentistry

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – In convocation remarks to faculty, students, and staff, Dean Peter Polverini outlined a vision for the School of Dentistry "as an innovative educational institution and a leader in research and discovery." The remarks were delivered during the second annual Convocation Ceremony at the Mendelssohn Theater in the Michigan League.

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BUSDM Accredited with Flying Colors

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Boston University School of Dental Medicine's (BUSDM) predoctoral and advanced education programs renewed their full approval with the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation after a rigorous site visit September 20-22. The school garnered 20 commendations for excellence across all areas of its mission (education, research, patient care, and community service). The commission had no recommendations for change.

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U-M School of Dentistry and Apple Computer in Partnership

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Apple Computer have entered into a partnership that is designed to provide dental students with access to education-related content virtually anywhere, any time.The venture may be the first of its kind with any professional school in the nation.The program was officially launched today during a program at the School of Dentistry.

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Columbia University Integrates Invisalign® Into Dental School Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires or brackets, today announced that Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery is integrating Invisalign into its undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum.

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American Dental Association Foundation Awards $100,000 Education Grant

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) announces the awarding of a $100,000 grant to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) for their joint proposal on recruiting and retaining dental school faculty members.

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Dental Tuition Fees Symptomatic of University Under-funding

OTTAWA, Ontario – Figures released by Statistics Canada today show that tuition fees in dentistry remain the highest of all professional programs and continue to rise at higher rates than other programs. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) believes that chronic under-funding of Canadian universities is to blame, leaving university leadership with no choice but to hike tuition fees to cover costs.

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ADA Foundation Seeks Educational Proposals for Grants up to $25,000

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) is looking for the best innovative ideas to help strengthen the nation's dental education system and will award up to $25,000 in unrestricted grants for them. A total of $150,000 is available under the program.

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American Dental Education Association names Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz to the Commission for Change and Innovation in Dental Education

ROCHESTER, New York – Over the past decade, repeated calls have been made for curricular reform and innovation in dental education. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has endeavored to support change by developing curriculum guidelines, competency statements, and by holding a variety of meetings and conferences. In the fall of 2004, ADEA held a Forum on the Predoctoral Dental Curriculum and developed a number of recommendations.

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School of Dentistry to Host Global Congress on Dental Research

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana-Distinguished IU Professor Emeritus Dr. George K. Stookey, former director of Indiana University School of Dentistry's Oral Health Research Institute, will serve as co-president and host of the 52nd Congress of the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA), the world's leading group of scientists in the field of cariology (dental decay).

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Robert Kasberg Appointed IU School of DentistryŐs Associate Dean for Student Affairs

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- Robert H. Kasberg Jr., director of admissions for Indiana University School of Dentistry, since 2002, has been appointed as the school's associate dean for Student Affairs, effective July 2005. He replaces Margot L. Van Dis, who served in the associate deanship for eight years before deciding to return to her full-time IU teaching post as a professor of dental diagnostic sciences.

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OHSU School of Dentistry Announces New Appointments, Awards

PORTLAND, Oregon--The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry announces the following appointments and awards.

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School Installs Digital Radiography System

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Last week Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) installed a panoramic/cephalometric digital radiograph system on the first floor. The new technology, donated by Kodak, provides high-defnition images that can be manipulated to help faculty and students provide the most accurate diagnoses quickly and efficiently. Instead of film, the system uses digital sensors that are covered with sterile bags before each patient.

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Kathy O'Loughlin to Speak at Commencement

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Dr. Kathy O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts, will address Boston University School of Dental Medicine's (BUSDM) 300-plus graduates during commencement May 22.

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URMC's Dentistry Residency Programs at Eastman Dental Center Receive Full Accreditation

ROCHESTER, New York – Eastman Department of Dentistry's advanced education programs at Eastman Dental Center (EDC) received full accreditation status from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is the body that accredits all USA dental education programs and is recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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New Report Finds Dental Schools Making Progress On Curriculum Reform

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – Over the past decade, numerous reports have called for reform of the dental school curriculum. Now, a survey has found that, while some areas lag behind, U.S. and Canadian dental schools have made progress in implementing reforms that are improving the way future dentists are being educated.

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ADA & Northwestern University Partner to Offer Executive Management Program for Dentists

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association (ADA) has partnered with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management to offer the ADA/Kellogg Executive Management Program for dentists, according to James B. Bramson, D.D.S., ADA executive director.

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Align Technology Teams with Prestigious Pankey Institute to Develop Invisalign® Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires and brackets, today announced an alliance with The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education to develop Invisalign certification and clinical curriculum at The Pankey Institute.

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ADA Foundation Seeks Proposals to Recruit, Retain New Dental School Faculty Members

CHICAGO, Illinois – To help maintain a sufficient number of well-qualified faculty members at the nations dental schools, the >The American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), charitable arm of the American Dental Association (ADA), is requesting proposals for innovative methods to recruit and retain new faculty members.

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Delta Dental Grants BUSDM $4 Million

BOSTON, Massachusetts--With the goals of increasing diversity within the dental profession while increasing the number of dentists practicing in underserved areas in the state, DSM (d.b.a. Delta Dental of Massachusetts) has awarded a $4 million grant to Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) to create the "Delta Dental of Massachusetts Scholars Program." The gift establishes the largest endowment in the nation for dental scholarships for low income and minority students.

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Indiana University School of Dentistry Faculty Member Named Department Chair

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- Dr. Jeffrey A. Dean, associate professor of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics and director of graduate pediatric dentistry at the IU School of Dentistry, was recently appointed chair of the Department of Oral Facial Development. He had been serving as acting chair since 2001.

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NYU and NYSDA Officials Discuss Proposed Merger

ALBANY, New York – Officials at the New York University College of Dentistry have indicated that they will listen closely to the New York State Dental Association's (NYSDA) concerns about the proposed merger with the university's school of nursing. Dialogue with NYU has been very productive, and we are optimistic that a mutually agreeable resolution will be reached.

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New Jersey Dental School Establishes Dental Education Center with $2 Million Award from Delta Dental

NEWARK, New Jersey – The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) has received a $2 million award from Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey, Inc. to establish the Delta Dental Educational Conference Center in a new Oral Health Pavilion at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School.

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Clinical Information System Preparations in High Gear

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Throughout December, Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) faculty, staff, DMD III's, DMD IV's, and advanced standing II students are putting in extra time and effort in the first major push to get the school's new Clinical Information System (CIS) up and running.

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Three ADEA Councils Explore Leadership For Change In Dental Schools

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – In a joint meeting in late October, three ADEA Councils met to consider how lessons from the business world can inform leadership for change in dental academic institutions. The one-day conference in Washington, DC, brought together the Corporate Council, Council of Faculties, and Council of Sections for a full day of presentations, active learning activities, and interaction among the 120 attendees.

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Dr. Jeffrey Hutter Appointed to ADA Accreditation Commission

BOSTON, Massachusetts--The American Association of Endodontists has selected Dr. Jeffrey Hutter, Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) associate dean of academic affairs and chairperson, Department of Endodontics, to serve as a commissioner for the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation .

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UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Offers Free Community Health Programs

NEWARK, New Jersey – Dental health professionals at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will offer two free community-outreach initiatives during the month of February in celebration of Children's Dental Health Month. One program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 4, and the other on Sunday, Feb. 29.

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New Report Finds Dental Schools Making Progress On Curriculum Reform

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – Over the past decade, numerous reports have called for reform of the dental school curriculum. Now, a survey has found that, while some areas lag behind, U.S. and Canadian dental schools have made progress in implementing reforms that are improving the way future dentists are being educated.

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UCSF Dentistry Student Wins First Place At ADAŐs Student Clinician Competition

ORLANDO, Florida – Stanley Liu, a second-year dental student at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, was recently awarded first place in the American Dental Association (ADA)/Dentsply Student Clinician Program at the ADA's Annual Session in Orlando, Fla. Liu took the $1,000 first-place prize and blue ribbon in the Basic Science & Research category during the session, held in Orlando, Fla., from September 30 - October 5, 2004.

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Brown Named Chair of Department of Restorative Dentistry

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana-Longtime Indiana University School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. David T. Brown has been named chair of the school's Department of Restorative Dentistry after having served as acting chair since April 2003.

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MDS Foundation Awards Grants to Expand Dental Hygiene and Assisting Programs

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – Fulfilling a commitment to help address the critical shortage of dental hygienists and dental assistants in the state, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Foundation today announced the awarding of more than $150,000 in grants to four area schools.

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Indian University Team to Study Whether Cleaning Teeth Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana-An Indiana University School of Dentistry researcher will study whether dental patients whose teeth are cleaned regularly may be getting far more than a sparkling white smile: they also may be reducing their chances of developing heart disease.

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Interim Clinical Director of Outreach Programs Named

ROCHESTER, New York – Peter Jensen, DDS, MS, assumed the role of interim clinical director of the Outreach Programs in the Division of Community Dentistry & Oral Disease Prevention (CDODP) effective August 1, 2004.

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New Chair of Dentistry's Division of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics Appointed

ROCHESTER, New York – Initiating a strategic planning process for the Division of Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders was one of the first initiatives undertaken by Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides when he was appointed chairman of the division on July 1, 2004.

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University of Colorado School of Dentistry Goes Digital with Vital Source

RALEIGH, North Carolina Vital Source Technologies, Inc. (Vital Source) announced today that The University of Colorado School of Dentistry (CU School of Dentistry) has adopted vitalsourceKEY with Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will receive digital textbooks provided through Vital Source under the mandatory student adoption in lieu of traditional textbooks.

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Dental Community Helps Indiana University School of Dentistry Surpass $10 Million Goal

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana-Indiana University School of Dentistry has ended the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history on a high note, by meeting and exceeding its $10 million goal.

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University of Mississippi School of Dentistry Goes Digital with Vital Source

Raleigh, North Carolina Vital Source Technologies, Inc. (Vital Source) announced today that The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry (Mississippi Dental) has adopted Vital Sources Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class.

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UNC - Chapel Hill School of Dentistry Goes Digital with Vital Source

Raleigh, North Carolina Vital Source Technologies, Inc. (Vital Source) announced today that The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry has adopted Vital Sources Custom Curriculum Solution for the incoming Fall 2004 class. Students will use digital textbooks provided through Vital Source in lieu of traditional paper textbooks.

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University of Illinois at Chicago Integrates Invisalign® Into Dental School Curriculum

SANTA CLARA, California – Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), the inventor of Invisalign®, a proprietary method of straightening teeth without wires and brackets, today announced the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is making Invisalign treatment part of its required undergraduate coursework in orthodontics.

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Two BUSDM Programs Receive "Best Practices" Kudos

BOSTON, Massachusetts--The Predoctoral Research Program and the Chelsea Oral Health Partnership at Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) have been singled out as best practices in dental education by the American Dental Education Association's (ADEA's) Center for Educational Policy and Research. According to ADEA, best practices are models of excellence and comprise the most innovative strategies, approaches, programs, processes, and systems used by schools to fulfill their missions.

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Troisième Prix National Pour l'Enseignement de l'Art Dentaire Décerné À Un Professeur de l'Université de Toronto

OTTAWA, Ontario – Le Fonds dentaire canadien, qui est l'organisme de bienfaisance de la dentisterie, et l'Association des facults dentaires du Canada, qui est l'organisation repr sentant les programmes universitaires d'enseignement, de recherche et de gestion dans le domaine de la dentisterie au Canada, ont le plaisir d'annoncer la laurate du troisi me Prix national 3M ESPE pour l'enseignement de l'art dentaire, soit le Dr Dorothy McComb de l'Universit de Toronto.

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Gift will fuel WSU Dental Hygiene Clinic upgrades

WICHITA, Kansas – A $1 million renovation and expansion project for Wichita State University's dental hygiene clinic and program has received a major mutual gift from the Delta Dental Plan of Kansas Foundation, in partnership with Preferred Health Systems. With $300,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation and $100,000 from Preferred Health, the College of Health Professions dental hygiene program now has a solid base to begin its clinic upgrades in summer 2005, according to the WSU Foundation.

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Indiana University School of Dentistry Names Garetto as Assoc Dean for Dental Education

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- Lawrence P. Garetto has been appointed as associate dean for dental education at Indiana University School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2004. He succeeds James L. McDonald Jr., who retired in May. In his role as associate dean, Garetto will oversee the schools predoctoral curriculum.

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Student Selected as 2003 Hatton Award Competition Finalist

LOS ANGELES, California – Most dental students don't have a lot of time to stop and smell the roses. Nader Salib probably hasn't seen a rose since matriculating. And that's fine with him. "I do better when I'm busy," says Salib, the USC junior doctoral dental student who has been selected as a finalist for the 2003 Hatton Award competition.

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BUSDM Commencement Ceremonies

BOSTON, Massachusetts--On a rainy Sunday, Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) presented 204 DMD degrees and 80 postdoctoral degrees and certificates, including the DSc, DScD, MSD, CAGS, and PhD.

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Vineland Students Selected to Receive Inaugural Scholarship

VINELAND, New Jersey – In its first year offering scholarships to students seeking a career in dental assisting, the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) awarded $500 to each of four students in New Jersey. Two of those students were Christina Alonso and Heather Hannah, both of Vineland, NJ.

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Nutley Student Selected to Receive Inaugural Scholarship

NUTLEY, New Jersey – In its first year offering scholarships to students seeking a career in dental assisting, the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) awarded $500 to each of four students in New Jersey. One of those students was Jessica Juliano of Nutley, NJ.

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Eastman Dental Center Awarded ADEA Funds

ROCHESTER, New York – The American Dental Education Association has awarded seven grants in the amount of $250,000 over six years to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in academic dentistry.

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Indiana University School of Dentistry Chair of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry Named

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) has named Jeffrey D. Bennett, D.M.D., as chair of the schools Department of Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry and professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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Students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry rank No. 1 in the nation

SEATTLE, Washington – Students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry rank No. 1 in the nation among the 50 dental schools that participated in the December 2003 National Board Dental Examinations Part II. These students, who graduate in June 2004, scored in the fifth (top) quintile in all categories of the examination.

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BUSDM Science Day Highlights Student Research

BOSTON, Massachusetts--The school held its annual Science Day on Thursday, March 18. Twenty-one predoctoral and postdoctoral showcased their research via poster or oral presentations, and dental vendors displayed their products throughout the day in the first-floor lobby and cafeteria. Keynote speaker Dr. Louis Gerstenfeld, professor of orthopedic surgery and biochemistry at Boston University School of Dental Medicine's (BUSDM), discussed developmental aspects of fracture healing and the use of pharmacological agents to alter healing.

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Rossouw to Lead Baylor College of Dentistry's Orthodontics Department

DALLAS, Texas – Dr. P. Emile Rossouw, professor and clinic director in the Department of Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry, has been named the departments chair effective March 1.

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USC School of Dentistry Receives $1 million gift from the Beauchamp Family Foundation

LOS ANGELES, California – The USC School of Dentistry is the recipient of a $1 million gift from the Beauchamp Family Foundation. The gift will establish the Charles M. Goldstein Endowed Professorship in Community Dentistry.

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Procter & Gamble Grant to BUSDM Largest in BU History

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Boston University's Divison of Corporate and Foundation Relations has announced that Procter & Gamble's grant of a patent to Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM), announced in 2003, is the largest corporate or foundation grant ever in the university's history.

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Prosthodontist Named Vice Dean of UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School

NEWARK, New Jersey – Dr. Cosmo DeSteno, a nationally recognized prosthodontist, has been appointed vice dean at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Dental School in Newark.

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Dallas ISD chief of staff to talk on unity within community at Baylor College of Dentistry

DALLAS, Texas – Dr. Carol Francois, chief of staff for the Dallas Independent School District, will speak at Baylor College of Dentistry Feb. 26 at noon. Sponsored by the colleges Student National Dental Association in recognition of Black History Month, Francois one-hour presentation, titled The Power of Unity Within Our Community, is open to the public.

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Jack Clinton Named Dean of the OHSU School of Dentistry

PORTLAND, Oregon – Jack W. Clinton, D.M.D., has been named dean of the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. He has served as the interim dean since September 2003.

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Yakima Valley students attend dental camp at UW School of Dentistry

SEATTLE, Washington – Fifty high school students from the Yakima Valley will be coming to the University of Washington on the weekend of Jan. 23 and a weekend in February to learn about oral health career opportunities and about the importance of oral health to good overall health. The visiting students, all participants in ConneX (Connecting Students with Health Careers), will also have an opportunity to learn about campus life at the UW during their weekend visit.

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Newcomen Society Honors Northeast Delta Dental

CONCORD, New Hampshire – The Newcomen Society of the United States honored Northeast Delta Dental at a dinner and program held in the newly renovated Governors Hall at Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. Mr. Raffio presented highlights of the corporations history. This corporate history will later be published and placed in over 3,000 libraries throughout the United States. Leighton A. Wildrick, President & CEO of the Newcomen Society of the United States, presented the Newcomen Award to Northeast Delta Dental.

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UCSF School of Dentistry receives $2.4 million grant to study tobacco cessation programs in dental offices

SAN FRANCISCO, California – The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, in collaboration with one of the nation's largest dental benefits administrators announced today its award of a federally sponsored, $2.4 million, five-year grant to research ways for dentists to treat tobacco dependence

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UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Students Sponsors Community Oral Health Fair

NEWARK, New Jersey – Dental students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) invite the public to attend a free oral health fair on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pathmark, 167 Bergen Street, Newark.

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New Jersey Dental School UMDNJ and Saint Peter's College PartnerTo Offer an Accelerated Dental Program

NEWARK and JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – A new partnership between the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Dental School and Saint Peter's College will give future dental students an opportunity to earn both an undergraduate and a doctor of dental medicine degree in seven years.

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Debt drives dental graduate career choices

LONDON, England – Over a third of UK dental graduates are making career decisions influenced by the level of debt they have accrued at university. This new finding by the British Dental Association (BDA) has prompted concerns that areas within the dental profession like community dental services which already struggle with recruitment and retention will continue to suffer.

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ADEA Requests Continued Congressional Support for Dental Education Programs

Washington, DC – The American Dental Education Association encourages Congress to continue supporting federal programs that help dental education institutions train oral health professionals and provide care to underserved communities, the association wrote today in testimony that it submitted to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

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Youth get opportunity to 'practice dentistry' at UW Dental Camp

SEATTLE, Washington – This summer, the University of Washington School of Dentistry will again team up with the Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDSF) to conduct dental camps for junior high school students from across the state. There will be 10 sessions to introduce youth to dentistry between June 2003 and March 2004, an increase over the three camps held last summer in the first year of the program.

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Wisconsin Dental Foundation Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Dental (WD) Foundation has awarded $10,500 in scholarships to 19 Wisconsin dental and dental hygiene students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. The 2003 scholarship recipients and their hometowns include:

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BUSDM Celebrates Commencement and Alumni Weekend

BOSTON, Massachusetts--This May, Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) awarded 122 students received the DMD degree and 75 students postdoctoral degrees or certificates of advanced graduate study.Ceremonies were held at the CASE Center on the Charles River Campus, a new and more spacious location for BUSDM's commencement.

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Tarrson Fellowship Fund Hits $1 Million

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship fund of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation hit the $1 million mark recently with a sizable donation directed by Linda Tarrson from the E.B. Tarrson Philanthropic Fund. The Tarrson Fellowship, a $30,000 career development award for academic periodontists, is granted to one recipient each year.

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BUSDM Holds Annual Science Day

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Research was in the spotlight during the annual Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) Science day, held on March 20, when more than 20 pre- and postdoctoral students showcased their research in poster and oral presentations.

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At UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Researchers Lead an International Study on Children, Oral Health and Self Esteem with $1 Million Award from the NIH

NEWARK, New Jersey – Researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) are leading an international study to assess the relationship between children's oral health status and their perceived body image and quality of life.

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American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Awards Five AAP Student Scholarships

CHICAGO, Illinois – The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation recently awarded five AAP student scholarships. The Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time cash award is made to qualified candidates during their final year of dental school who have been accepted into a post-graduate periodontal program.

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The UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Holds a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a $45 Million Expansion and Renovation Project

NEWARK, New Jersey – Students, faculty, administrators and alumni of the New Jersey Dental School attended a ground-breaking ceremony recently on the Newark campus of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for a new academic and clinical care building. This is one facet of a $45 million expansion and renovation project of the state's only dental school and part of the University's $518 million capital construction program.

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UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School Hosts a Free Screening To Detect Oral Cancer

NEWARK, New Jersey – Many Americans have experienced a red or white spot or sore in their mouths. Often these are harmless. However, in some cases, these spots and sores can indicate the early signs of oral cancer. Men and women over age 18 are invited to a free oral screening at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) on Thursday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will be held at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, 110 Bergen Street in Newark, and at the University Dental Center located at 13 Somerdale Square, Somerdale.

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Boston Univesity School of Dental Medicine Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) has been awarded $1.35 million dollars from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The five-year grant, awarded through the Foundation's Pipeline, Profession and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program, will support the school's efforts to increase enrollment of minority and low-income students into dental schools, increase the number of dental schools with community-based practice sites, and expand access to oral health care for vulnerable populations through dental school and community partnerships.

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Boston Univesity School of Dental Medicine Celebrates 40th Birthday!

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) celebrates two milestones: the 40th year of its founding and the 25th year of Dr. Spencer N. Frankl's deanship. With these two anniversaries, we take note of the great strides we have made in all areas of the school's mission: education, research, community service, and patient care.

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Dental camp will give youth a rare close-up view of profession

SEATTLE, Washington – The University of Washington School of Dentistry is teaming up with Washington Dental Service Foundation and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) to conduct a "Dental Camp" for junior high students from across the state on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 29.

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New Jersey Dental School Faculty from UMDNJ To Provide Care at Matheny's New Dental Center

PEAPACK, New Jersey – An open house is scheduled for a new dental center at the Matheny School and Hospital where dental services will be provided for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Matheny Hospital's main building, Main Street, Peapack.

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Massachusetts Dental Society contributes to dental hygiene program

SOUTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts – The Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has approved a contribution of $15,000 to Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) for the purchase of new equipment for the school's dental hygiene program.

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Dental Community Faces Shortage of Educators as Numbers Steadily Decline

CHICAGO, Illinois – The shortage of educators in dentistry and the various dental specialties is fast reaching crisis levels, raising concerns as to the quality of care provided to patients in the future, the President of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) said today.

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Students, Researchers to Present New Teaching Topics, Methods

Boston, Massachusetts – Three inner city high school students and researchers from The Forsyth Institute will describe innovative subjects and teaching methods in oral science at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The presentations, in a symposium entitled "The Mouth as a Laboratory: Lessons for Teachers," will take place from 3 - 6 pm on Monday, February 18, at the Hynes Auditorium.

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Paul B. Robertson named WDS Foundation Distinguished Professor

SEATTLE, Washington – Dr. Paul B. Robertson, dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry for nine years until June 30, 2001, has been appointed the Washington Dental Service Foundation Distinguished Professor in Dentistry.

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Senior fellow in Dentistry named Magnuson Scholar, clinical scholar

SEATTLE, Washington – A senior fellow in the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Washington School of Dentistry has received two different and prestigious honors. Dr. Ozlem Yilmaz has been named a Magnuson Scholar by the university, and awarded a clinical scientist (KO8) grant by the National Institutes of Health.

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New $15,000 Fellowship Created to Encourage Development of Periodontal Educators

CHICAGO, Illinois – A new fellowship created to encourage periodontal students to enter teaching was announced at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation in Philadelphia last month. The Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship will provide $30,000 per year to fund two fellowships awarded to students who have a stated career goal of periodontal education and who are in their third year of an accredited periodontal residence program.

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Boston University School of Dental Medicine Receives Largest Ryan White Funding

BOSTON, Massachusetts--Boston University School of Dental Medicine (BUSDM) has been awarded the largest Ryan White CARE Act Dental Reimbursement funding of any of the nation's dental schools.

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ADEA Introduces New Online Application for Postdoctoral Dental Programs

Washington, District of Columbia – Students applying to postdoctoral dental programs now can complete an easy online application because of technology pioneered by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). ADEA promoted online application technology in 1999 when it first launched an electronic application for students applying to dental schools. On August 13, 2001, ADEAs Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) launched the newest of its online applications for postdoctoral applicants. Both pre- and post graduate electronic applications make applying to programs less complex and more efficient.

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Sulzer Calcitek Announces University Development Program

CARLSBAD, California – Sulzer Calcitek, the dental care subsidiary of Sulzer Medica, introduces the University Development Program, a partnership between dental schools and Sulzer Calcitek. The program is designed to improve dental student education in dental implant therapy. As implants now provide patients with a proven treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth, it's extremely important that all dental students receive an appropriate education about this valuable technology.

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Dr. Harold Slavkin To Resign as NIDCR Director; Will Return to USC to Serve as Dean of the School of Dentistry

BETHESDA, Maryland – Dr. Harold Slavkin, director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced that he will resign his position in July 2000. Dr. Slavkin joined the NIDCR in August 1995 on an "extended leave of absence" from the University of Southern California (USC), where he served as director of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. He will return to Los Angeles to become dean of USC's School of Dentistry, his alma mater.

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Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz appointed to new positions at the University of Rochester

ROCHESTER, New York – Cyril Meyerowitz, B.D.S., M.S., has been named the Chair of the Eastman Department Dentistry for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Meyerowitz also assumed the duties of the Director of Eastman Dental Center on January 1, 1999.

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AADS Announces Release of National Study On WomenŐs Health in Dental School Curriculums

Washington, DC – The most comprehensive study on how womens health and gender-related issues are taught in the basic and clinical sciences in U.S. dental schools will be unveiled on February 5, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Lister Hill National Center Auditorium, Building 38A at 10:00 a.m. Authors of the report will be present to discuss the findings of the report.

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New Office of Education Established at NIDCR Will Focus on Recruiting Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellows

BETHESDA, Maryland – "Awesome" is the term one student used to describe her research experience at National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR). Other students and fellows have called their time at the institute "challenging" and "engrossing." The NIDCR leadership wants more young scientists to experience research at the institute and is expanding its efforts to recruit them. As part of those efforts, the institute has established an Office of Education in its Division of Intramural Research that will focus on recruiting pre- and post-doctoral fellows into training programs at NIDCR laboratories in Bethesda, Md. These fellows can be in undergraduate training programs, graduate dental, medical and Ph.D. programs, or in the post-graduate stage of their career development.

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University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students

SAN FRANCISCO, California – The University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry has launched a program aimed at helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds get into dental school – and hopefully boost the number of dentists serving underserved populations as a result.

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Eastman Dental Center Becomes Part of University of Rochester Medical Center

ROCHESTER, New York – With the affiliation of the Eastman Dental Center with the University of Rochester Medical Center on July 1, 1997, the resources and energies of EDC and URMC are now combined into one organization dedicated to becoming the foremost institution worldwide for oral health care, dental post-graduate education, and dental research.

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