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        April 2010
 

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  66th Annual Post College Assembly Draws Crowd of 600!

The 66th annual Post College Assembly (PCA) continued dentistry's tradition of educational excellence by offering an array of continuing education (CE) sessions to more than 600 participants who gathered at the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus for the event held April 29th through May 1st.

This year’s PCA showcased the College of Dentistry’s faculty experts as they partnered with renowned speakers for CE presentations on a variety of subjects that included lasers, periodontics, pharmacology, facial esthetics, cancer and nutrition, orthodontics, anesthetics and more.

The College closed its student dental clinics for the first day of PCA to give dental hygiene and dental students an opportunity to attend the many lectures, and to connect with alumni returning to campus for the two-day educational event.
 

   
 

Dentistry’s Cultural Awareness Council Presents Episode Four of
“Unnatural Causes” Series

Join the Cultural Awareness Council for the fourth episode of the acclaimed PBS documentary, "Unnatural Causes: is inequality making us sick?"

This episode titled, Collateral Damage, examines the health challenges of Marshall Island immigrants now living in Springdale, Arkansas. A discussion facilitated by Dr. Teresa Early, associate professor in the College of Social Work, will follow the 29-minute presentation.

The presentation will air on May 18th, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 1188 Postle Hall.

 

Faculty News


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Research by Dentistry Professor and Alumnus Published in JADA


Kalmar


Rethman

In 2009, College of Dentistry Professor John Kalmar and dentistry alumnus Dr. Michael P. Rethman joined a group of expert panelists for an oral cancer screening workshop sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The workshop's group of medical experts, including Kalmar and Rethman, analyzed relevant data and examined the efficacy of an array of current oral cancer-related screening and treatment methods. The results of that research are featured in the May (2010) issue of the prestigious Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Dr. Michael Rethman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a former president of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. John Kalmar is a Clinical Professor in the College of Dentistry’s Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. 

Click here to read more.

   
 

Student News


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Dentistry Holds 6th Annual Clinical Excellence Day

The College of Dentistry held its 6th Clinical Excellence Day on April 29th as part of this year's Post College Assembly.

An annual event in the College, Clinical Excellence Day gives fourth-year dental students an opportunity to showcase their clinical skills by presenting informative posters and clinical case work.

This year, students from the class of 2010 displayed and discussed case-based presentations in esthetics, removable prosthodontics, complex restorative procedures, fixed prosthodontics, orthodontics, operative dentistry, periodontics, implants, and several mixed discipline cases.

 
 

Alumni News


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Alumnus Micah Nuzum Wins International Research Award

Dr. Micah Nuzum, a recent graduate of the College of Dentistry, was chosen as the first-place award winner in the Oral Division of the American Association of Endodontists' Annual Session. The competition was held in April in San Diego, California.

Nuzum was chosen from among 56 international research competitors for his study titled, "Anesthetic Efficacy of a Labial Plus Lingual Infiltration Compared to a Labial Infiltration Using Articaine in Mandibular Anterior Teeth."

Dr. Nuzum graduated from the Advanced Endodontic Program in December 2009. His master's thesis advisor was Dr. Melissa Drum, and his committee members were Drs. John Nusstein, Al Reader, and Mike Beck.
 

 

Dental Hygiene Hosts an Evening at the Ballpark!

The Division of Dental Hygiene will host an evening at the ballpark as the Columbus Clippers take on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Thursday, May 27th. Join with fellow alumni before the game at a happy hour in the Arena District!

Tickets are limited and must be reserved by Tuesday, May 18. For more information, or to purchase your $10 game ticket(s), please e-mail your name, address, and phone number to Delaney.90@osu.edu or call 614-292-2228.

 


Save the Date!
 Alumni Reception in Orlando, Florida -- June 11

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry will host an alumni reception on Friday, June 11th in conjunction with the Florida National Dental Convention.

Please mark your calendars now! Invitations and detailed information will arrive by mail.
 

Alumni Weekend 2010

Save the date for alumni reunions – September 10th and 11th: If you’re in a reunion class (’60, ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90), please join us for Alumni Weekend 2010. Your class chairs will contact you with details about private receptions for each class at the Columbus Hyatt Regency Convention Center, followed by a gala dinner. The next day, the annual Alumni Tailgate will kick off at the new Ohio Union as the Buckeyes host the Miami Hurricanes. We hope to see you there!

ADA reception in Orlando -- October 10

On Sunday, October 10th, alumni are invited to join an alumni reception held in conjunction with the ADA Annual Session in Orlando, Florida.

The reception will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel, a Universal Studios and ADA partner hotel located within easy walking distance of the annual session events at the Orange County Convention Center. ADA-sponsored shuttles to and from the Convention Center are readily available and convenient.

Please let us know if you’ll be joining us -- and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 614-293-0571, or send an e-mail to DentalAlumni@osu.edu.

Football Ticket Lottery

We're running a lottery again this year for Reunion Weekend football tickets to the OSU versus Miami game!

All alumni who are members of both the Dental Alumni Society and The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and who do not receive tickets to the OSU-Miami game from any other source (such as the President's Club, Buckeye Club, OSUAA ticket lottery, staff tickets, or longtime season ticket holders) will receive an application for the lottery by early summer.

Additional football ticket lottery information will be coming soon! Please note: You must be a member of BOTH the Dental Alumni Society AND The Ohio State University Alumni Association by June 1, 2010 to qualify for the lottery.

Questions? Call 614-293-0571, or e-mail DentalAlumni@osu.edu.

 
 

Research News


 

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Office of Research Launches Distinguished Lecture Series Web Page

The College of Dentistry’s Office of Research recently updated its web site with a new page that is dedicated to presentations from the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS).

Featuring new options that include audio/video recordings of the distinguished lectures, in addition to  PDFs of PowerPoint presentations, this page offers an online version of the College’s lectures from visiting experts, clinicians and researchers.

Click here to view the DLS web page.

 

Staff News


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Dentistry Team Participates in Komen "Race for the Cure"

The College of Dentistry is sponsoring an official team for this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The team, comprised of College faculty, staff, students, and their friends and family members, will walk for the cure at the event on Saturday, May 15th.

Click here for more information about the Race for the Cure and ways to make a donation.
 

 

College Supports "Operation Feed" Campaign

The College of Dentistry is again supporting the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's Operation Feed program. For nearly 30 years, Operation Feed has raised food and funds that provide assistance to individuals and families in need. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank joins forces with local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals to raise much-needed resources through this community-wide initiative.

Operation Feed boxes for canned food donations are located throughout the College. Essential foods are canned pasta meals, canned fruit, tuna, canned vegetables, canned meat, soup, and peanut butter.

Monetary donations are accepted through the College of Dentistry's Virtual Food Drive or by visiting Operation Feed campaign coordinators Carol Holdren (Postle 1043A) and Margaret Delaney (Postle 3082).

Visit dentistry's Operation Feed web page for more information about upcoming events!

 
   
 

Upcoming Events


 

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May 15: Dentistry Team Joins Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; contact: Gentile.40@osu.edu.

May 27: Dental Hygiene Hosts an Evening at the Ballpark; contact: Delaney.90@osu.edu

June 6: Convocation Celebration held at the Mershon Center; contact: Delong.89@osu.edu.
 

 

Continuing Dental Education

 


 

 

June 12: Advanced Duties for the Dental Assistant offers training in coronal polishing for certification, and training for certification in the proper application of dental sealants.

June 25-26: AGD Mastership Program-Invisalign Symposium provides participants with the clinical and operational training necessary to begin treating a broad range of patients with Invisalign.

June 26 and July 30:
Tooth Anatomy for the Dental Auxiliary: A Pre-Requisite for the OSU EFDA continuing education course provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition. The course is open to all dental professionals, and it is a mandatory pre-requisite for acceptance in the Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) continuing education curriculum offered at OSU.

August 21-22:
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist covers the basic concepts related to administration of local anesthesia. This self-study, lecture, and hands-on course prepares participants for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and pain control.
 

 


 

 



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June 12: Advanced Duties for the Dental Assistant offers training in coronal polishing for certification, and training for certification in the application of dental sealants.

June 25-26:
AGD Mastership Program-Invisalign Symposium provides participants with the clinical and operational training necessary to treat a broad range of patients with Invisalign.

June 26: Tooth Anatomy for the Dental Auxiliary: A Pre-Requisite for the OSU EFDA  provides an overview of the terminology and characteristics of all teeth in the adult and deciduous dentition.

August 21-22: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist covers the basic concepts related to administration of local anesthesia. This self-study, lecture, and hands-on course prepares participants for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia and pain control.

 

 

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