News from the School of Dentistry

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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University of Louisville School of Dentistry to operate dental clinic on Home of the Innocents’ Campus

University of Louisville School of Dentistry to operate dental clinic on Home of the Innocents’ Campus

Since 2011, Open Arms Children’s Health has cared for the dental needs of children across the Louisville community, particularly those for whom dental services are often difficult to access.

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ULSD researcher wins award to study topical Vitamin D

ULSD researcher wins award to study topical Vitamin D

Research being conducted at the School of Dentistry could lead to a treatment or a preventative therapy for periodontal disease.

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School of Dentistry, Law team honored for innovative teaching

School of Dentistry, Law team honored for innovative teaching

The team created a large-scale, online simulation that students used to apply course concepts actively and collaboratively.

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School of Dentistry faculty and staff honored as COVID-19 Heroes, Student Champions

School of Dentistry faculty and staff honored as COVID-19 Heroes, Student Champions

The University of Louisville recognized dozens of USLD team members for going above and beyond to keep emergency dental care up and running and to support students during the pandemic.

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Former Olympian eyes a new prize: Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry

Former Olympian eyes a new prize: Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry

After competing at the last Olympic Games, Anže Tavčar is now completing his DMD degree at the University of Louisville. To be successful in both dentistry and competitive swimming, Tavčar says "repetition is key.”

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Dr. Madeline Maupin Hicks – From trailblazing student to revered mentor

Dr. Madeline Maupin Hicks – From trailblazing student to revered mentor

Hicks was the first Black woman to earn a D.M.D. from ULSD. Now, as a part-time faculty member, she serves as a role model and mentor for new generations of students.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

The 2021 convocation honored 119 DMD candidates and 30 Dental Hygiene candidates.

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Clinic Director selected to lead UofL Dental Clinic at WKCTC

Clinic Director selected to lead UofL Dental Clinic at WKCTC

Gregory Lord, DMD., has been hired as clinic director of the UofL Dental Clinic located on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College campus.

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3D printed swabs developed at UofL to help fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

3D printed swabs developed at UofL to help fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

UofL’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology (AMIST), along with faculty and students in the Schools of Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine have created a swab made of a pliable resin material.

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Dental student competes on American Idol

Dental student competes on American Idol

Inspired by his brother and father’s own guitar playing, Daniel La Rota picked up the guitar and started singing around age 10.

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New clinical site for the School of Dentistry expands reach to western Kentucky

New clinical site for the School of Dentistry expands reach to western Kentucky

Partnerships like the one with WKCTC provide dental services to communities, an essential component of UofL’s dental curricula.

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Dental and dental hygiene students help brighten the holidays for local underserved children

Dental and dental hygiene students help brighten the holidays for local underserved children

Members of Louisville’s Student National Dental Association gave local children an opportunity to shop for gifts, take part in holiday festivities and create relationships with future dental professionals.

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Student leads unique path to dental education

Student leads unique path to dental education

Hannah Bergeron plans to apply her experience teaching special needs children to a new role: meeting the health care needs of vulnerable populations.

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