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Philadelphia Teacher Receives National Oral Health Award »

Dec 06, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine’s Dean Marjorie Jeffcoat was among the presenters at the December 6 Friends of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Annual Gala Awards, where seven oral health activists were recognized for furthering research and awareness.

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Penn Dental Medicine Dedicates the Fonseca Gardens »

Nov 20, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine formally dedicated The Fonseca Gardens –a landscaped terrace and lawn area adjacent to the School’s Robert Schattner Center – at a luncheon ceremony on November 5.

Dr. Martin D. Levin (D’72, GD’74)

Dr. Martin D. Levin (D’72, GD’74) »

Nov 06, 2004 recently assumed a new leadership role within the Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers, officially appointed as the new chairman at the Overseers meeting in early November.

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Penn Dental Medicine Holds First White Coat Ceremony »

Sep 16, 2004 The Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society welcomed the Class of 2008 to the study of dental medicine and the pursuit of professional practice through the School’s first white coat ceremony, launching what will become an annual tradition for Penn Dental Medicine’s incoming classes.

Three Faculty Departments Merge into One

Three Faculty Departments Merge into One »

Sep 05, 2004 A new academic department was introduced this summer, merging Penn Dental Medicine’s Restorative, Pediatric Dentistry, and the Community Oral Health Departments. Now called the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and chaired by Dr. Peter Berthold.

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Dr. Andres Pinto Selected for ADA Institute »

Sep 02, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine faculty member Dr. Andres Pinto (D’99), Assistant Professor Clinician Educator of Oral Medicine and Director of Medically Complex Patient Care, was selected as one of 12 participants for this year’s American Dental Association (ADA) Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

Penn Dental Medicine Students Lobby Washington

Penn Dental Medicine Students Lobby Washington »

May 24, 2004 Two Penn Dental Medicine students were among the 170 students, representing 46 dental schools, who brought their voice to the nation's capital as part of the 7th Annual National Dental Student Lobby Day.

Penn Dental Medicine Alumnus Receives Orthodontics Journal Award

Penn Dental Medicine Alumnus Receives Orthodontics Journal Award »

May 24, 2004 Dr. Marc Ackerman (D'98), Vice President of the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society Board, has received the 2004 B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Award, presented by the Editorial Board of the _American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO)_.

Penn Dental Medicine Inducts New Members to OKU National Dental Honor Society

Penn Dental Medicine Inducts New Members to OKU National Dental Honor Society »

May 22, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine's Eta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society, honored its newest members at a special induction dinner, held May 6 at Penn's Faculty Club

Student Research Recognized at Oral Health Fair

Student Research Recognized at Oral Health Fair »

May 18, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine's 13 th Annual Oral Health Fair, held April 21 in the Robert Schattner Center atrium, highlighted student research projects with 23 poster presentations from predoctoral, postdoctoral, and dental hygiene students.

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Penn Dental Medicine Names New Development Director »

May 16, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Garvey as its new Director of Development.

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Faculty, Alumni Honored at Alumni Faculty Senior Day »

May 16, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine faculty members and alumni were recognized for their contributions and achievements as part of the school's annual Alumni Faculty Senior Day, held April 14

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12 Standing Faculty Members Listed in The Best Dentists in America »

May 15, 2004 Twelve members of Penn Dental Medicine's standing faculty are listed in the inaugural edition of The Best Dentists in America (2004-2005), published by Woodward/White, Inc

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Robert Schattner Center’s Rear Courtyard Completed »

May 10, 2004 The rear of Penn Dental Medicine's Robert Schattner Center has been transformed into a new landscaped terrace and lawn area.

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Dr. Joan Gluch Honored for Leadership in Community Outreach »

May 06, 2004 Dr. Joan Gluch , Director of Community Health, has been recognized for her leadership in community outreach as one of ten finalists for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning.

New Community Service Award Honors Dr. Judith Rodin

New Community Service Award Honors Dr. Judith Rodin »

May 02, 2004 A new Penn Dental Medicine award has been established in honor of former Penn President Dr. Judith Rodin. The Judith Rodin Community Service Award, which pays tribute to Dr. Rodin’s work in building strong community ties, will recognize a Penn Dental Medicine student for extraordinary…

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Commencement to be held May 17 »

Apr 20, 2004 The commencement ceremony for Penn Dental Medicine's 126th graduating class will take place on May 17 at 1 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

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Penn Dental Medicine’s Dr. Carolyn Gibson Receives IADR Distinguished Scientist Award »

Apr 19, 2004 Dr. Carolyn Gibson , Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Penn Dental Medicine, was recently honored for her research excellence as the recipient of the 2004 Research in Oral Biology Distinguished Scientist Award, presented by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) . The…

Penn Dental Medicine Research Presented at IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting

Penn Dental Medicine Research Presented at IADR/AADR/CADR Annual Meeting »

Apr 18, 2004 Members of the Penn Dental Medicine faculty joined other oral health leaders from around the country and world for the 82nd General Session of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), sharing their research projects and findings as part of this annual meeting.

Penn Dental Medicine Students Receive Preventive Dentistry Scholarship

Penn Dental Medicine Students Receive Preventive Dentistry Scholarship »

Apr 13, 2004 Two Penn Dental Medicine students were recently recognized for their leadership in community service and preventive dentistry as recipients of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Listerine ® Preventive Dentistry Scholarships.

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Dean Marjorie Jeffcoat Named President of Academy of Osseointegration »

Apr 10, 2004 Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, Dean of Penn Dental Medicine, was recently named president of the Academy of Osseointegration, officially installed to this new post during the Academy's 2004 Annual Meeting, held March 18-20 in San Francisco.

Kids Smiles Dental Center Recognized for Community Impact

Kids Smiles Dental Center Recognized for Community Impact »

Apr 08, 2004 Kids Smiles Dental Center , a non-profit children's dental health center founded in 1999 and opened in 2001 by Penn Dental Medicine faculty member Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg, was among ten Philadelphia-area non-profits honored with this year's GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards.

Penn Dental Medicine Joins CHOP in Homeless Health Initiative

Penn Dental Medicine Joins CHOP in Homeless Health Initiative »

Apr 06, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine has joined efforts with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to serve homeless children in the West Philadelphia community through CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative (HHI).

President of Student Research Society to Attend ADA Research Conference

President of Student Research Society to Attend ADA Research Conference »

Apr 04, 2004 Saif Al-Bustani (D'05), president of Penn Dental Medicine's Vernon Brightman Student Research Society, will represent Penn Dental Medicine at the American Dental Association's (ADA) Annual Dental Students Conference on Research, to be held April 17 to 19 in Gaithersburg, Md

Penn Dental Medicine Students Match for Postdoctoral Training

Penn Dental Medicine Students Match for Postdoctoral Training »

Mar 20, 2004 This year, Penn Dental Medicine seniors once again met with great success in gaining acceptance to postdoctoral training program

Penn Dental Medicine Students Crossing Many Borders in International Externship Program

Penn Dental Medicine Students Crossing Many Borders in International Externship Program »

Mar 10, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine students continue to cross many borders through the school's international externship program, learning and sharing on a variety of levels.

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Penn Dental Medicine School Serves Approximately 300 Children on “Give Kids a Smile Day” »

Feb 20, 2004 On February 6, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine provided free oral health education and care to approximately 300 children from the West Philadelphia community as part of “Give Kids a Smile,” a children's dental access event sponsored nationally by the American Dental…

Penn to Offer Free Dental Care to Kids

Penn to Offer Free Dental Care to Kids »

Feb 15, 2004 Penn Dental Medicine will offer free dental care for children ages 5-12 on Friday, Feb. 6, as a part of the school's participation in the American Dental Association's "Give Kids a Smile Day."

Penn Dental Medicine Professor Receives Master Clinician Award

Penn Dental Medicine Professor Receives Master Clinician Award »

Jan 01, 2004 Dr. Morton Amsterdam, Professor Emeritus of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine, was recognized by the American Academy of Periodontology for his achievements in the field, receiving the Master Clinician Award at this year's 89th Annual Meeting of the Academy.

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