News from the School of Dentistry

Take Back the Night honors dental school graduate

Take Back the Night honors dental school graduate

Organized by the UofL PEACC Center, the event lends a voice to individuals who have been through or lost someone through domestic violence.

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Dental student group strives to reach Hispanic population in Kentucky and world

Dental student group strives to reach Hispanic population in Kentucky and world

Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) outreach programs contribute to efforts to meet oral health needs across all populations.

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Not just a beautiful smile: Orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth

Not just a beautiful smile: Orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth

by Sunita Chandiramani, DMD, MS, diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and clinical associate professor of orthodontics at the UofL School of Dentistry

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Creating a healthy mouth for kids

Creating a healthy mouth for kids

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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600 children screened through Give Kids a Smile day

600 children screened through Give Kids a Smile day

Dental students looked for signs of dental decay and cavities, and notified parents or legal guardians about the findings.

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Morgan Pearson, Health and Social Justice Scholar

Morgan Pearson, Health and Social Justice Scholar

As a dentist, Pearson will focus on community dentistry, continuing to serve those who are disadvantaged because of their inability to pay or to access care.

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Dental dean, faculty member selected as Fellows of the American College of Dentists

Dental dean, faculty member selected as Fellows of the American College of Dentists

Fellows are selected through confidential peer review and chosen based on leadership and contributions to dentistry and society.

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Digital advances mean big wins for customized patient care

Digital advances mean big wins for customized patient care

Combining the expertise of engineers, prosthodontists and radiologists is “a recipe for innovation in the area of medical modeling and design.”

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Dental Hygiene Legacy room named

Dental Hygiene Legacy room named

Dental hygiene students, faculty and alumni, along with School of Dentistry leadership gathered to dedicate room 119 of the school.

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Wang earns grant to study disease that affects half of U.S. adults

Wang earns grant to study disease that affects half of U.S. adults

Periodontal disease is a common struggle for many Americans. Now, a researcher at the UofL School of Dentistry is embarking on a promising study to help control it.

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Lai recognized by American Academy of Periodontology

Lai recognized by American Academy of Periodontology

Assistant professor honored as the recipient of the 2017 Educator Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring in periodontics.

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Welcome DMD Class of 2021 and DH Class of 2019

Welcome DMD Class of 2021 and DH Class of 2019

Dental, dental hygiene students mark their entry into the dental profession.

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 Dental check-ups, part of Back-to-School routine

Dental check-ups, part of Back-to-School routine

Pediatric dental faculty member encourages parents to find a dental home for their children beginning at age one, when teeth begin to erupt.

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Helping homeless animals

Helping homeless animals

HSC faculty, staff and students donated much needed items to Louisville Metro Animal Services during the “Puppy and Kitten Shower.”

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Hospitality Committee brings positive changes for employees, students and patients

Hospitality Committee brings positive changes for employees, students and patients

Committee members are planning ways to improve and maintain patient-centered care and a warm, hospitable climate for faculty, staff and students.

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Oral medicine faculty member chosen as fellow of Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

Oral medicine faculty member chosen as fellow of Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

During the yearlong program, fellows will learn leadership and management skills to provide more effective and efficient health care services to underserved populations in their community.

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