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.
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.
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Dr. Canise Bean Featured as Guest Speaker on
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,
OHIO Project and the
H.O.M.E. Coach mobile
dental clinic outreach program.
Click here to listen to the radio interview.
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
Click here to read more.
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.
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.
Click here to read more.
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,
mark your calendars now for Alumni
Reunion Weekend 2011.
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
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!
Accepted a new position?
Are you newly married or proud new parents?
Please send your class notes and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.]
Office of Research Announces Fall Cycle Seed Grant Recipients
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."
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.
Dentistry Joins "Bucks for Charity"
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.email@example.com or Dr. Dennis McTigue at Mctigue.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
January 7, 2011
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.
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
Please send your questions and comments to: Kennedy.email@example.com.