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2009 News & Releases

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School Names New Associate Dean of Finance and Administration »

Dec 03, 2009 Pamela Peters Arms has been named Associate Dean of Finance and Administration for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2010.

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Making the Penn Dental Connection Networking Event »

Nov 19, 2009 On November 4, 2009, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine's Executive Student Council hosted "Making the Penn Dental Connection" at the Union League in Center City, Philadelphia.

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Dr. Andres Pinto Joins Clinical Practice Guidelines Initiative for Sjögren’s Syndrome »

Nov 16, 2009 Dr. Andres Pinto, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine-Clinician Educator at Penn Dental Medicine, has been invited by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF) to help develop clinical practice guidelines for Sjögren's syndrome.

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Student Receives Colgate-Palmolive/Hispanic Dental Association Recognition Award »

Oct 29, 2009 Maria Velasco (D'10) was chosen as one of two fourth-year dental students from the United States and Puerto Rico to receive the 2009 Colgate-Palmolive/Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) Student Recognition Award.

Community Oral Health Division Launches Sealant Program

Community Oral Health Division Launches Sealant Program »

Oct 16, 2009 This fall, Penn Dental Medicine's Division of Community Oral Health will launch a Community Oral Health Sealant Pilot Program, a new school-based initiative to provide Philadelphia-area second- and sixth-grade students with preventive dental care through the application of dental sealants.

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Dr. Mian Iqbal Remembered »

Oct 16, 2009 With great respect and fondness, Penn Dental Medicine remembers Dr. Mian Iqbal, Assistant Professor of Endodontics-Clinician Educator -- a devoted educator and skilled clinician and researcher. Dr. Iqbal and his wife, Maliha Iqbal, were both killed September 10, 2009 in a tragic auto accident in…

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New Associate Deans for Academic Affairs, Academic Policies Appointed »

Oct 01, 2009 Penn Dental Medicine announces two new administrative appointments -- Dr. Uri Hangorsky as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Joan Gluch (GD'92) as Associate Dean for Academic Policies.

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New Standing Faculty Appointments »

Sep 25, 2009 Penn Dental Medicine welcomes two new members to its full-time standing faculty – Dr. Joli Chou (MD'04, GD'07), as Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology-Clinician Educator, and Dr. Claire Mitchell, as Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Students Expand Research Experience with NIDCR

Students Expand Research Experience with NIDCR »

Sep 25, 2009 Penn Dental Medicine was well represented at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDC) this summer with three students from the School among the 10 chosen nationwide for the 2009 NIDCR Summer Dental Student Award.

Outreach Programs Building Interest in Dental Careers

Outreach Programs Building Interest in Dental Careers »

Sep 23, 2009 Sharing their time and wisdom, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty are inspiring undergraduate and high school students to consider the career possibilities of dental medicine through two key programs – Penn's Summer Mentorship Program and the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Impressions Program.

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Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2013 with White Coat Ceremony »

Aug 20, 2009 The School of Dental Medicine welcomed a new freshman class with its annual White Coat Ceremony, held Monday, August 17, at the Zellerbach Theatre in the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center.

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Student Research Recognized by American Association of Women Dentists »

Jul 02, 2009 Penn Dental Medicine student Maria Velasco (D'10) has been recognized with the 2009 Colgate Research Scholarship Award, sponsored by the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD)

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Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Members Receive 2009 Teaching Awards »

May 19, 2009 Penn Dental Medicine faculty members were recognized for excellence in teaching as part of the School's Senior Farewell ceremony for the graduating Class of 2009

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Drs. Sollecito, Greenberg Assume New Posts on AAOM Board »

May 07, 2009 Effective May 1, Dr. Thomas Sollecito (D'89, GD'91), Interim Dean and Professor of Oral Medicine-Clinician Educator, and Dr. Martin Greenberg (GD'68), Acting Chair and Professor of Oral Medicine, assumed new leadership posts on the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) Board of Trustees.

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Dr. Carolyn Gibson Receives University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching »

Apr 21, 2009 Dr. Carolyn Gibson, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Penn Dental Medicine, has been selected as a 2009 recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

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Student Named Preventive Dentistry Scholar »

Apr 17, 2009 Maria Velasco (D'10), a third-year student at Penn Dental Medicine, was among 12 students nationwide named a 2009 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PCC, Inc. Preventive Dentistry Scholar

Oral Medicine Resident Awarded Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Fellowship

Oral Medicine Resident Awarded Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Fellowship »

Apr 17, 2009 Dr. Paola Higham (GD'10), a first-year resident in Penn Dental Medicine's Oral Medicine postdoctoral program, has been awarded a 2009 Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation Fellowship grant; she is one of four recipients nationwide.

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Dr. Andres Pinto Selected for Biostatistical Traineeship »

Apr 17, 2009 Dr. Andres Pinto, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine-Clinician Educator, has been selected for The Task Force on Design & Analysis Traineeship in Oral Health Research Statistics - a two-year award from The Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, providing additional training…

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Dean Jeffcoat Honored with PDA Recognition Award »

Apr 16, 2009 Morton Amsterdam Dean Marjorie K. Jeffcoat has been honored by the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) for her dedication to dental research and education as the 2008 recipient of the PDA Recognition Award

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Penn Dental Medicine Students Organize Oral Cancer Walk »

Feb 25, 2009 On Saturday, April 18, 2009, the Penn Dental Medicine Oral Cancer Awareness Society will present the first annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk to promote awareness of the disease to members of the dental community and surrounding Philadelphia-area neighborhoods.

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Dr. Denis F. Kinane Named Dean of Penn Dental Medicine »

Feb 19, 2009 Dr. Denis F. Kinane has been named dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2009 ON EXTERNAL PAGE FROM PENN NEWS

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Penn Dental Medicine Student Awarded First Place at Dental Conference »

Feb 09, 2009 Third-year Penn Dental Medicine student Heather Desh (D'10) was recognized for her achievements in research with a first place award at the 2008 Greater New York Dental Meeting, held in New York, NY on November 30

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