Gies Award winner and writer Ms. Mary Otto covered the work of a mobile dental clinic bringing care to poor children in Prince George's County, Maryland, for the Washington Post.
The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) will work with Hacienda HealthCare and the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona to address the shortage of dentists trained in special care dentistry and treat special care patients.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry will award the 2011 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Dentistry to the institution's chapter of the Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Dental Association (SNDA/HAD).
Dr. Jane A. Weintraub has been appointed as the new Dean of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She was selected after a national search, and her appointment was approved by the University's Board of Trustees at the end of January. She begins on July 1, 2011.
Creating an EBD Culture: Dr. Hinton et al. report on how they used an NIDCR R25 grant to Baylor College of Dentistry to develop ways to use clinical research as a vehicle to acquaint both students and faculty members with evidence-based dentistry (EBD). This transformative initiative covers coursework and experiences for students across all four years plus a variety of faculty development efforts.