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        November 2010
 

College News


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Dean Anderson Announces 2011 Retirement

Carole Anderson, dean of the College of Dentistry, recently announced plans to retire from the university in June 2011. In an announcement letter to dentistry's faculty, staff, and students, Dean Anderson said her 25 years of service at Ohio State have been "wonderful years" that have transformed her into a "true Buckeye."

Following Dean Anderson's announcement, Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Alutto met with dentistry's executive committee on December 3rd. In that meeting, he appointed and charged executive committee members to serve as an advisory committee for a targeted, national search for a new dean.

Provost Alutto stated that Melvin Shipp, dean of the College of Optometry, has agreed to serve as the committee's chair. The committee will immediately seek nominations for the position, which is now posted on the university's Office of Academic Affairs web site.
Click here to read Provost Alutto's announcement.
 

 


Dr. Patrick Lloyd Presents Guest Lecture on Mid-Level Provider Program

On November 4th, the College of Dentistry welcomed Dr. Patrick Lloyd, dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry as a guest lecturer on the topic of mid-level providers. 

Dr. Lloyd has held the positions of professor and dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry since 2004. During his tenure as dean, the Minnesota legislature mandated the development of a mid-level dental provider. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry responded to that mandate by creating undergraduate and graduate programs for mid-level providers, and it recently admitted the first classes of students in these programs.

As a prosthodontist with a special interest in geriatric dentistry, Dr. Lloyd has held positions as chair of the Department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa, and as head of the Division of Special Patient Care at Marquette University. 
Click here to listen to Dr. Lloyd's presentation.
 

 

Faculty News


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Dr. Canise Bean Featured as Guest Speaker on
"Dentally Speaking" Radio Talk Show

Dr. Canise Bean, an associate professor of clinical dentistry and director of the College of Dentistry's Office of Community Education was the  featured guest speaker on the November 7th airing of a radio talk show called “Dentally Speaking,” hosted by Columbus-based dentist Dr. Brian Kvitko.

The “Dentally Speaking” program was broadcast on Sunny 95 (94.7 WSNY) from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and it showcased current programs sponsored by the Office of Community Education, including the OHIO Project and the H.O.M.E. Coach mobile dental clinic outreach program.
Click here to listen to the radio interview.

 


Dr. Julie Holloway Wins ACP Clinician/Researcher Award

College of Dentistry associate professor Julie Holloway recently won the American College of Prosthodontists Clinician Researcher Award for 2010. The director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Graduate Program at Ohio State, Dr. Holloway is also a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontists, making her one of only eleven board certified prosthodontists in the state of Ohio.

An alumna of the College of Dentistry's Doctor of Dental Surgery program (1990) and the Advanced Prosthodontics Graduate Program, Holloway began her career as a dentistry faculty member in 1993.
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Going International:
Dentistry’s Geriatric Training Program is a Model Worldwide

Dr. Abdel Rahim Mohammad, a professor of Geriatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine, and Director of Geriatric and Community Outreach Programs, is going international as he takes the College of Dentistry’s programs around the world where they serve as models for teaching and training in the field of geriatric dentistry.

Having dedicated much of his professional life to providing oral health care for the elderly, Dr. Mohammad is an expert on the treatment of geriatric dentistry patients, and he has a wealth of knowledge about the impact of an elderly population that is increasing worldwide.
Click here to read more.

 
 

Student News


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Dean Anderson Hosts Town Hall Meeting for Students

On November 5th, Dean Anderson hosted a town hall meeting held specifically for students. The discussion included the dean's comments about the current goals of the Strategic Plan for the College, as well as the University's plans for building new facilities, and how this may impact the College of Dentistry.

The question and answer portion of the open forum included discussions about the College's progress on a new patient payment plan, increasing clinic efficiency, and improving technology in classrooms.
Click here for an audio recording of the town hall meeting.
 

 

Blake Warner Wins Hinman Research Award

College of Dentistry student Blake Warner recently received a Best Basic Science Research Presentation award at the 2010 Hinman Student Research Symposium. Featuring posters and oral presentations by dental students throughout the U.S., the annual symposium “recognizes, encourages, and rewards student achievements in dental research.”

At this year’s symposium, held in Memphis, Tennessee, there were 86 student competitors who represented 47 dental schools from 29 states, including the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. Six awards were given for the best student presentations -- three in clinical research, and three in basic science research.
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Alumni News


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Save the Date: Reunion Weekend 2011 – September 9th and 10th!

If you’re a D.D.S. or dental hygiene graduate of the College of Dentistry in a reunion class from the years of ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, or ’01, or if you're a Golden Buckeye, please mark your calendars now for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2011.

You’ll meet your fellow classmates on Friday, September 9th, at our class receptions and gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center. On Saturday, the 10th, you can join all alumni at the annual tailgate at the Ohio Union, where we'll kick off the game between Ohio State's Buckeyes and the University of Toledo Rockets. Please join us for this annual fun-filled event!

If you’d like to get involved in reunion planning, calling on classmates, and reconnecting with friends and alumni, please drop us a line at DentalAlumni@osu.edu, and we’ll be in touch!
 

Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations Sought

Each year at the Post College Assembly event, the Dental Alumni Society presents its Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees must be graduates of the College of Dentistry who demonstrate good character, outstanding contributions in the fields of art, science, scientific literature, organized dentistry or public service, and they must have given outstanding service or contributions to Ohio State's College of Dentistry.

To nominate an individual for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, please send a letter of recommendation and a CV for the nominee to DentalAlumni@osu.edu. Nominations must be submitted by January 14, 2011. All nominations will be considered by the Dental Alumni Society's Board of Governors, which will select the winner.
 

Share Your News with Your Fellow Alumni!

Have you received an award?
Accepted a new position?
Are you newly married or proud new parents?

Please send your class notes and photos to: dentalumninotes@osu.edu. Be sure to include your full name and graduation year!

[Class notes submitted may be used in future College of Dentistry marketing and alumni publications.]
 
 

Research News


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Office of Research Announces Fall Cycle Seed Grant Recipients


Dr. Thikkurissy

The College of Dentistry's Office of Research recently announced the recipients of the fall cycle 2010 seed grants. Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy, a College of Dentistry assistant professor in pediatric dentistry and a pediatric dentist at Nationwide Children's Hospital, was awarded a grant for his project titled "Relationships Between Childhood Dietary Habits, Caries, and Bacterial Colonization." Dr. Thikkurissy's research goal is to create a "more complete picture of the development of childhood bacterial colonization, and to note associations with maternal diet habits and child feeding practices."


Dr. Geran

Also awarded a seed grant for the fall cycle 2010 was Dr. Laura Geran for her project titled "Interactions Among Brain Stem Neurons Responsive to Oral Cavity Stimulation." A research assistant professor in the department of oral biology, Dr. Geran's project will first "modify current techniques" used in the laboratory setting and "optimize them for the simultaneous recording of multiple brainstem neurons." Ultimately, Dr. Geran hopes to provide a better idea of how taste, among other "orotactile" information, is processed in the central nervous system.

The seed grant program was created in 2006 to support new areas of research for principal investigators in the College of Dentistry, and to provide support for the development of federally-sponsored grant applications. The program focuses on the initial stages of new research projects, with a special emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research. The seed grant program is funded by the Office of Research.

 

Staff News


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Dentistry Joins "Bucks for Charity"

Bucks for Charity Logo

The 2010 Bucks for Charity Drive is underway now in the College of Dentistry. A university-wide effort that gives students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to donate to local organizations that provide assistance and services to the needy in our communities, the Bucks for Charity drive runs through December 10, 2010.

View the Bucks For Charity Drive Resource Guide for a listing of participating organizations and descriptions of each, with additional information on the campaign.

Donation forms can be given to campaign coordinators Rachel Whisler at Whisler.32@osu.edu or Dr. Dennis McTigue at Mctigue.1@osu.edu.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events


 

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December 10: Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Alutto meets with faculty and staff to discuss the College of Dentistry dean search process; 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., room 1188. All are encouraged to attend.

January 12, 2011: Save the Date -- Dentistry students' board screening event offers free dental exams and x-rays. [Time and location TBD.]

 

 

Continuing Dental Education

 

January 7, 2011: A Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology offers an intensive update and review in two parts. Part one presents information relevant to general and specialty dental practice, with an emphasis on the use of case-based clinico-pathologic correlation vignettes. Part two prepares candidates for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) Oral Board Examination. (The course is open to all.)

January 29: Contemporary Issues in Restorative Dentistry provides four sessions on the following topics: using direct resin composite veneers to enhance esthetics; CAD/CAM frameworks for endentulous patients; treatment planning for implant-supported partial overdentures; a different outlook to complete denture retention.

February 4: The TAD Symposium offers three sessions on the following topics: advanced
TAD mechanotherapy; using TADs with pontics as temporary implant-supported teeth in growing patients; TADs and skeletal anchorage -- the first decade in the U.S.

February 5-6: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist is a self-study, lecture, and hands-course that prepares participants to safely administer local anesthesia and pain control. Participants will complete 13 hours of on-line self-study prior to attending the 16- hour lecture and hands-on sessions.

 

 

 



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January 7, 2011
A Review of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology offers an intensive update and review for general and specialty dental practice, as well as preparing candidates for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Board Exam.

January 29:
Contemporary Issues in Restorative Dentistry provides four sessions on the following topics: using direct resin composite veneers to enhance esthetics; CAD/CAM frameworks for endentulous patients; treatment planning for implant-supported partial overdentures; a different outlook to complete denture retention.

February4: The TAD Symposium offers three sessions on the following topics: advanced TAD mechano-therapy; using TADs with pontics as temporary implant-supported teeth in growing patients; TADs and skeletal anchorage -- the first decade in the U.S.

February 5-6: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist is a self-study, lecture, and hands-on course that prepares participants to safely administer local anesthesia and pain control. Participants will complete 13 hours of online self-study prior to attending the 16- hour lecture and hands-on sessions.
 

 

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