News from the School of Dentistry

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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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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