News from the School of Dentistry

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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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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