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Penn Dental Medicine Student Receives First Place Award for Educational Research Study

Penn Dental Medicine Student Receives First Place Award for Educational Research Study »

Nov 19, 2008 Fourth-year Penn Dental Medicine student Matilda Dhima (D'09) was awarded first place in the American College of Prosthodontics' Table Clinic Poster Presentation Competition, held during the organization's 38th Annual Session, October 29-November 1 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Penn Dental Medicine Names New Board Chair »

Nov 07, 2008 Dr. William Cheung (D'81, GD'82) has been named the new Chairman of the Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers. His official appointment to the three-year term was effective October 31, succeeding Dr. Martin Levin (D'72, GD'74).

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Dr. Yolanda Slaughter Named to Philadelphia’s Board of Health »

Oct 23, 2008 Dr. Yolanda A. Slaughter, Assistant Professor of Community Oral Health in Penn Dental Medicine's Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, is among Mayor Michael A. Nutter's seven appointees to Philadelphia's Board of Health.

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Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat Receives Fauchard Medal »

Oct 22, 2008 Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, Professor of Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine, has been recognized by The Pierre Fauchard Academy with the 2008 Fauchard Gold Medal, presented annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the progress and standing of the dental profession

Students Building “Bridges of Health” Through Community Outreach Program

Students Building “Bridges of Health” Through Community Outreach Program »

Sep 12, 2008 Puentes de Salud means "bridges of health," and Penn Dental Medicine students are helping to provide just that at this latest addition to the School's community outreach programs

Masters in Public Health Added to Dual-Degree Programs

Masters in Public Health Added to Dual-Degree Programs »

Sep 12, 2008 Penn Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that a DMD-MPH dual-degree program has been approved in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania's Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

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Dr. Carolyn Gibson Receives William J. Gies Award »

Aug 04, 2008 Penn Dental Medicine's Dr. Carolyn Gibson, Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology, has earned special recognition for her lab's research as a 2008 recipient of the William J. Gies Award.

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Penn Dental Medicine Presents 2008 Alumni Awards of Merit »

May 30, 2008 Penn Dental Medicine honored the achievements and contributions of its alumni with its annual Alumni Award of Merit, presented this year during the School's Alumni Weekend 2008, May 16-17

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Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence »

May 20, 2008 Members of the Penn Dental Medicine faculty were recognized for excellence in teaching as part of the School's Senior Farewell 2008, held May 13 at the Ritz-Carlton in Center City Philadelphia.

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Oral Health Fair and Table Clinic 2008 »

May 08, 2008 On May 1, the Vernon J. Brightman Research Society, Penn Dental Medicine's student research organization, presented the 17th Annual Oral Health Fair and Table Clinic.

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Student Explores Academic Dentistry Through ADEA/AADR Fellowship »

Mar 28, 2008 Fourth-year student Sweta Shah (D'08) was one of 10 dental students nationwide chosen to participate the 2007 Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP).

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Dr. Andres Pinto Named ADA Evidence Reviewer »

Mar 28, 2008 Andres Pinto, DMD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine-Clinician Educator and Director of the Oral Medicine Clinic at Penn Dental Medicine, has been selected by the American Dental Association's (ADA) Research Institute and Center for Evidence Based Dentistry to serve as an ADA Evidence Reviewer…

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Dr. Peter D. Quinn Elected President of ASTMJS »

Mar 28, 2008 Dr. Peter D. Quinn (D'74, GD'78), Schoenleber Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was recently elected president of the…

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Black History Month Celebration 2008 »

Feb 29, 2008 On February 25, the Penn Dental Medicine Student National Dental Association (SNDA) hosted its 8th annual Black History Month Celebration, "Excellence and Leadership in Dentistry and Medicine: Past, Present, and Future."

Students, Faculty Reach Out to Community Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

Students, Faculty Reach Out to Community Devastated by Hurricane Katrina »

Feb 28, 2008 Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty are sharing their skills and expertise with Gulf Coast residents who continue to be affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Dedicates State-of-the-Art Periodontal Clinic »

Jan 29, 2008 The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine dedicated a new periodontal clinic on January 22, celebrating the addition of state-of-the-art clinical care and educational resources and honoring two respected leaders in the field of periodontics for whom it is named.

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Dean Jeffcoat Featured in NIH Video Encouraging Young Girls to Consider Research Careers »

Jan 10, 2008 Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of three U.S. dental researchers featured in a new educational video produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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