Recent news from the School of Dentistry
ULSD students, faculty joined physicians, nurses, physical therapists and pharmacists to provide health care to more than 300 people of the Amazon rain forest region
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, free dental screenings for first time patients through the end of spring
Since 2002, Smile Kentucky! has provided over $1 million in free dentistry.
UofL has provided more than 25,000 children with free oral health education since 2003
Dental students take part in 'Book-in-Common' program
This is a few months after May 11 graduation day, but we’re delighted to see our new alumni “move on” into exciting avenues of the profession. Thought you would be too! Let their (and our) education continue.
The American Academy of Periodontology recognizes some of the most promising dental students and dedicated educators each year.
ULSD Faculty Members Honored at the President’s 2013 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on September 9th
Student Amy Bastawros selected as the National Student Representative for the American Association of Women Dentists
On July 18-20, 2013 Amy Bastawros, a D4 dental student at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, attended the American Association of Women Dentists national conference in Carlsbad, California. Topics ranged from emergency protocols, to wellness and nutrition to help keep your mind and spirit healthy.
At the NDA Centennial Celebration in Washington, DC July 25-28, 2013, the University of Louisville chapter of the SNDA was chosen as the medium size chapter of the year.
Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis
In an article published September 12, 2013, in PLoS Pathogens, Jan Potempa, PhD, DSc, and his research team uncover how the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens rheumatoid arthritis by leading to earlier onset, faster progression and greater severity of the disease, including increased bone and cartilage destruction.
Incoming UofL dental and dental hygiene students proudly donned their new coats during the White Coat ceremony August 24, marking their first rite of passage into the health care community.
Oral health assessments, juvenile diabetes walk booth and back-to-school screenings all part of dental school’s August community initiatives