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Sarah Burton Joins Penn Dental Medicine as Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations »

Dec 09, 2010 Sarah Burton has been named Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn Dental Medicine. Her appointment was effective November 15, 2010.

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In the News: PAL Highlights Student Outreach »

Dec 03, 2010 Police Athletic League (PAL) of Philadelphia newsletter highlights Penn Dental Medicine student outreach at the Lenfest PAL Center.

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Penn Dental Medicine Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Overseers »

Nov 04, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Overseers – Robert Zou of Beijing, China, and Dr. Stephen Olitsky of Gwynedd Valley, Pa. Both appointments to three-year renewable terms were officially approved by the University of Pennsylvania's Board of…

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Making the Penn Dental Connection Networking Event 2010 »

Oct 29, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine students, alumni, and faculty socialized and made professional contacts at this year's Making the Penn Dental Connection Networking Event, held at The Union League of Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 26.

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Estate of Frank Adshead, Jr. (D’37) Funds New Faculty Lounge »

Oct 15, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine has been the beneficiary of an estate gift of the late Dr. Frank Adshead, Jr. (D'37), funding the creation of a new lounge for Penn Dental Medicine faculty.

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Penn Dental Medicine Awarded $2 Million HRSA Grant »

Oct 11, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine has been awarded a total of $2 million over the next five years from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in support of community and public health training programs within the School.

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In the News: NPR, “Morning Edition” »

Sep 27, 2010 Dr. Antonino Secchi, Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Penn Dental Medicine, discusses age-appropriateness for certain orthodontic care in "Braces For Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best".

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Successful Periodontal Therapy May Reduce The Risk of Preterm Birth, According to Penn Dental Study »

Sep 15, 2010 A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely.

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Dr. Umit Yigit Appointed to Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers »

Sep 08, 2010 The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine announces the appointment of Dr. Umit Yigit of Boca Raton, Fla., to its Board of Overseers. Dr. Yigit's appointment to a three-year renewable term was approved by the University of Pennsylvania's Board of Trustees at their June…

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Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2014 »

Aug 19, 2010 The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine welcomed a new freshman class of DMD students with its annual White Coat Ceremony, held Monday, August 16, at the Zellerbach Theatre in the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center.

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Dr. Dana Graves Joins Penn Dental Medicine as Professor of Periodontics, Associate Dean for Translational Research »

Aug 06, 2010 The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine announces the appointment of Dr. Dana Graves, who has joined the School's standing faculty as Professor of Periodontics. His appointment is effective retroactively as of July 1, 2010.

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Penn Dental Medicine Names Associate Dean »

Jul 28, 2010 Maren Gaughan has been named Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her appointment is effective August 30, 2010.

Penn Dental Medicine/Tufts Collaborate to Solve Herpes Virus Protein Structure

Penn Dental Medicine/Tufts Collaborate to Solve Herpes Virus Protein Structure »

Jul 26, 2010 The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists, but now research from Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania reveals the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade…

In the News: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dental Care for the Underinsured

In the News: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dental Care for the Underinsured »

Jul 26, 2010 Millions of Americans have no dental insurance and haven't seen a dentist in years. The new legislation will be no remedy.

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Dr. Andres Pinto Named Scientific Committee Chair for AAOM »

Jul 22, 2010 Dr. Andres Pinto, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has been selected as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM). His appointment was effective July 1 for a three-year term.

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Penn Dental Medicine Student Receives 2010 Colgate Research Scholarship Award »

Jun 30, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine student Syeda Bakhtawar (D'11) has been recognized with the Colgate Research Award 2010 by the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD).

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Dr. Chun-Hsi Chung Named Director of American Board of Orthodontics »

Jun 18, 2010 Dr. Chun-Hsi Chung, Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine and Director of the School's Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program, has been named a Director of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), serving as one of the Board's eight directors and representing the Middle…

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Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence »

May 18, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine faculty members were honored by the Class of 2010 for excellence in teaching at the School's Senior Farewell ceremony for graduating students on May 11 at the Radisson-Plaza Warwick Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Presented by the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society,…

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Penn Dental Medicine Students Receive Oral Health Fair Awards »

Apr 30, 2010 On April 22, 2010, Penn Dental Medicine and the Vernon J. Brightman Research Society presented the 19th Annual Oral Health Fair in the Robert Schattner Henry Schein Atrium. The annual event celebrates Penn Dental Medicine's long-standing tradition of excellence in student research.

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Dr. Jonathan Korostoff Receives University’s Lindback Award »

Apr 27, 2010 Dr. Jonathan Korostoff, Associate Professor of Periodontics-Clinician Educator and Director of the Masters of Science in Oral Biology Program at Penn Dental Medicine, has been recognized for his excellence in teaching as one of the recipients of the 2010 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback…

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

Apr 23, 2010 Effective April 16, Penn Dental Medicine's Dr. Thomas Sollecito (D'89, GD'91), Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine and Professor of Oral Medicine, and Dr. Martin Greenberg (GD'68), Professor of Oral Medicine, assumed new leadership posts on the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) Board…

Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows »

Apr 19, 2010 The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) recently announced that Penn Dental Medicine students Li-Ping Chew (D'11) and Matthew Miller (D'11) have been selected as 2010-11 Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows. Chew and Miller are the first-ever Schweitzer Fellows selected from Penn Dental Medicine.

School’s Oral Surgery Department Receives $17.3 Million Estate Gift

Penn Dental School Alumnus/World War II Commander Gives $17.3 Million In Largest Ever Gift to Penn Dental »

Apr 09, 2010 Louis Schoenleber Jr., an alumnus of the Penn Dental Medicine, World War II Navy commander and oral surgeon, has left the majority of proceeds from his multi-million-dollar estate to Penn Dental Medicine's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bequest, totaling $17.3 million, is the…

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Penn Dental Medicine Oral Cancer Walk on April 24 »

Apr 05, 2010 On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Penn Dental Medicine Oral Cancer Awareness Society will present the second annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk to increase awareness about the disease within the dental community and surrounding Philadelphia-area neighborhoods.

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Penn Dental Medicine Joins Penn Delegation on Trip to China »

Mar 30, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine's Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis F. Kinane, Board of Overseers Chair William Cheung, and Chair of the Department of Endodontics Syngcuk Kim were among the delegation from the University of Pennsylvania travelling with Penn President Amy Gutmann on a recent trip to China.

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Dr. Sherrill Adams Recognized for Advancing Role of Women at Penn »

Mar 23, 2010 Dr. Sherrill Adams, Professor of Biochemistry at Penn Dental Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Trustees' Council of Penn Women (TCPW)-Office of the Provost Award, recognizing significant contributions by Penn faculty to advancing the role of women in…

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Postdoctoral Fellow Wins Top Honors in Hatton Research Competition »

Mar 22, 2010 Angela C. Brown, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology at Penn Dental Medicine, has been recognized for her achievements in research as the first place winner in the postdoctoral category of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Hatton Competition, held during the 2010 AADR…

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In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph Foote, Jr. (D’74, GD’80) »

Mar 15, 2010 Penn Dental Medicine remembers Dr. Joseph Foote, Jr. (D'74, GD'80), 61, who died February 26, 2010 of lymphoma.

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Black History Month Celebration 2010 »

Feb 26, 2010 On Wednesday February 24, Penn Dental Medicine's Student National Dental Association (SNDA) held its 9th annual Black History Month Celebration in the School's Robert Schattner Center Atrium.

Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, Faculty among Philadelphia Magazine “Top Dentists”

Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, Faculty among Philadelphia Magazine “Top Dentists” »

Feb 09, 2010 Eighty-nine Penn Dental Medicine alumni and current faculty members were named "Top Dentists" by Philadelphia Magazine in its February 2010 edition – making up 43 percent of the 206 dentists recognized in Philadelphia and surrounding eight-county area.

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Dr. Kelly Jordan-Sciutto Named 2010 Penn Fellow »

Jan 28, 2010 Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Penn Dental Medicine, has been named a 2010 Penn Fellow by University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees.

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