News from the School of Dentistry

2022 School of Dentistry Summer Research Program closes out largest year ever

2022 School of Dentistry Summer Research Program closes out largest year ever

This year, 41 students took part in the opportunity to actively participate in research and learn from experienced research faculty from the University of Louisville.

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UofL dental school assistant dean describes harrowing experience overcoming Bosnian war

UofL dental school assistant dean describes harrowing experience overcoming Bosnian war

More than 30 years have passed since the siege of Sarajevo in April 1992. Alma Ljaljevic-Tucakovic lived through the ethnically-rooted war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a former republic of Yugoslavia, making her way to Louisville as a refugee in 1996. UofL News caught up with Ljaljevic-Tucakovic, School of Dentistry’s assistant dean for Student Admissions and Student Affairs, to learn about how she overcame adversity and eventually made her way to UofL.

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Newest UofL School of Dentistry students mark their entry into the profession

Newest UofL School of Dentistry students mark their entry into the profession

The 2022 White Coat Ceremony honored the DMD class of 2026, Advanced Standing Class of 2024, and Dental Hygiene class of 2024

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Interim dean makes history as first woman to lead UofL’s School of Dentistry

Interim dean makes history as first woman to lead UofL’s School of Dentistry

Margaret Hill, interim dean at the School of Dentistry, is making history as the first female in the top leadership position of the school. Hill, who previously served as associate dean for academic affairs, was appointed to the role by Gerry Bradley while he leads UofL as interim provost. UofL News caught up with Hill to learn more about her journey to UofL and her vision of the School of Dentistry.

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Experience as a patient inspires Vietnamese immigrant to pursue dental degree from UofL

Experience as a patient inspires Vietnamese immigrant to pursue dental degree from UofL

As a teenager, Jake Do and his family left Vietnam to pursue new opportunities in the United States. Through the mentorship of School of Dentistry faculty member Sherry Babbage, Jake is pursuing his dream to become a dentist. UofL News reached out to Jake to learn more about his journey as he begins his second year of dental school at UofL.

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Dr. Suzanne Barnes joins UofL oral and maxillofacial surgery department

Dr. Suzanne Barnes joins UofL oral and maxillofacial surgery department

Childhood experiences led her to dentistry and to an empathic approach to patient care – especially for children with cleft lip and palate.

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School of Dentistry community honors the memory of beloved alumnus, faculty member and leader Wood E. Currens

School of Dentistry community honors the memory of beloved alumnus, faculty member and leader Wood E. Currens

Dr. Currens received his DMD from ULSD in 1967 and then served the school for 44 years in various roles including faculty member, department chair, associate dean, and interim dean

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How one UofL dental alumna helped break the school’s gender mold in the 1970s

How one UofL dental alumna helped break the school’s gender mold in the 1970s

Dr. P. Gay Baughman has made it her mission to help female students connect, support, and gain a sense of belonging - in part by launching a student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists.

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“Dentistry is My Ministry” – Honoring Dr. Sherry Babbage Melisizwe, 2021 School of Dentistry Alumni Fellow

“Dentistry is My Ministry” – Honoring Dr. Sherry Babbage Melisizwe, 2021 School of Dentistry Alumni Fellow

In honor of her selection as the 2021 School of Dentistry Alumni Fellow, we interviewed Sherry Babbage Melisizwe, DMD ’81, about her path to dentistry, her passion for mentorship, and her selection as Alumni Fellow.

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UofL Dental students begin clinical experiences in Paducah

UofL Dental students begin clinical experiences in Paducah

The UofL dental clinic in on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Dental students, faculty preparing for two fall research events

Dental students, faculty preparing for two fall research events

ULSD is co-sponsoring the first-ever American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Kentucky Section Fall Symposium.

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