News from the School of Dentistry

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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Sacrifice and Service

Sacrifice and Service

The Dr. George Starks Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. George Starks ‘50.

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Students gain insight into academic careers through ADEA Fellowship Program

Students gain insight into academic careers through ADEA Fellowship Program

The program provides dental students and residents the opportunity to become involved in academia by providing structured mentoring, along with insights into an academic career.

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Smile Kentucky! treatment day provides dental care for kids

Smile Kentucky! treatment day provides dental care for kids

Bullitt County Elementary School children visited the dental school for free dental care provided by UofL dental students, pediatric dentistry residents and dental faculty.

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Dental students invite kids to shop with a dentist

Dental students invite kids to shop with a dentist

The program gives kids a fun experience, along with information about budgeting and proper oral hygiene.

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Veteran shares his journey to pursue dental education, help more vets

Veteran shares his journey to pursue dental education, help more vets

Ed Rynkowsky served two combat tours of duty in Afghanistan before deciding to pursue a career in dentistry.

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UofL honored at Student National Dental Association Convention

UofL honored at Student National Dental Association Convention

UofL received the small chapter of the year award and first place for the scrapbook video award.

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Student effort to reach the underserved earns him national spotlight

Clifford Goodwine has been honored with an award from America’s ToothFairy National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.

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No dental care for miles around

No dental care for miles around

The Red Bird Dental Clinic is a beacon of hope for many residents of Clay, Bell and Leslie counties.

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The path to master educator: dental school faculty receives award to enhance teaching

The path to master educator: dental school faculty receives award to enhance teaching

Assistant professor of periodontics Dr. Bindu Dukka is the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Fellowship.

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Fellowship program introduces dental students to academic careers

Fellowship program introduces dental students to academic careers

Under the American Dental Education Association program, faculty-student pairs work in collaboration on a research or teaching project.

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Tim Daugherty named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Tim Daugherty named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Daugherty has a long history at UofL, having graduated from the DMD program in 1984.

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$11.2 million federal grant to support microorganism and disease research

$11.2 million federal grant to support microorganism and disease research

The grant, awarded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, establishes a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and pairs well-funded scientists with junior faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Engineering.

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