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The Penn Dental Medicine Journal is designed to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with what is happening at the school. Published twice a year, it features stories on academic and clinical programs, the school’s basic and clinical sciences research, and alumni news and activities. Shared your news with fellow alumni — submit a Class Note.

Penn Dental Medicine Journal Archives
Spring 2017 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the new prosthodontics residency program, faculty and programs strengthening interprofessional education and research, and how students are contributing to the curriculum through the selectives program. programs. PDF
Fall 2016 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the transformation of the School’s iconic Evans Building through the $34 million renovation of spaces throughout the historic structure; a new addition to the School’s research faculty, who is studying bone; and recent academic initiatives supporting students and advancing academic programs. PDF
Spring 2016 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the 100th Anniversary of Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Orthodontics; the 30th Anniversary of the School’s Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS); and the recent appointment of a new Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Najeed Saleh (D’94). PDF
Fall 2015 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the $10 million gift of alumnus Robert I. Schattner, D’48, that will transform the Main Clinic and add a new pavilion; a program inspiring the city’s youth to consider the field of dental medicine; and the Fulbright Scholarship of Dr. Sunday Akintoye, Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Medicine. PDF
Spring 2015 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the Thomas Evans Collection exhibition of art and objects being presented July 18-Nov. 8 in conjunction with the Evans Building’s 100th Anniversary; the research of Dr. Songtao Shi on stem cells, and an alumni feature on volunteer work in the Dominican Republic. PDF
Fall 2014 Issue
Feature stories spotlight plans to transform the 100-year-old Evans Building starting in 2015 through the Evans Building Centennial Renaissance project; tech initiatives introducing new platforms for teaching and learning; and a Q&A with Dean Denis Kinane on the School’s strategic goals. Also in this issue is a listing of our fiscal year 2014 donors – many thanks! PDF
Spring 2014 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the research of recent recruit Dr. Michel Koo, who is employing unique approaches to target biofilms and tooth decay; the School’s honor degree program; and new state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation for preclinical instruction that uses haptic technology. PDF
Fall 2013 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the research of recent recruit Dr. Henry Daniell, who has developed a novel system for producing and delivering pharmacueticals through plants; the 10th anniversary of the PennSmiles bus; and a faculty profile on Dr. Yota Stathopoulou. Also included is a special section with highlights from recent research conferences held at Penn Dental Medicine. PDF
Spring 2013 Issue
Feature stories spotlight the new Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic and students pursuing varied dual degrees. Also look for a reap of the success of the Making History Campaign. PDF
Fall 2012 Issue
Feature stories focus on new faculty recruits in microbiology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry; proflies of alumni who have pursued an academic career; and a facilities/master plan update. Also look for the Honor Roll of donors of fiscal year 2012. PDF
Spring 2012 Issue
Feature stories focus on Penn Dental Medicine’s local and global engagement, including the opening of a new clinic within the Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia, growing participation in the University’s Botswana-UPenn Partnership, and the appointment of a new Chief of the Division of Community Health. Also look for an alumni profile featuring three alumnae working in one public health clinic in Rhode Island and news on the progress in raising funds for a new endodontic clinic as it nears the $2 million goal. PDF
Fall 2011 Issue
Feature stories include “Exploring New Ways to Champion Diversity,” highlighting the diversity recruitment and retention efforts under the leadership of a new Director of Diversity Affairs; the story of four PASS students’ journey from Iraq to Penn Dental Medicine; and ongoing research on a possible link between periodontitis and preterm birth. Also look for profiles on two alumni volunteering their time in Penn Dental Medicine classrooms and the Honor Roll of donors to the School for fiscal year 2011. PDF
Spring 2011 Issue
Feature stories include “LIFE Center: Filling the Needs of Geriatric Patients in the Community, Building Educational Experiences” on a new partnership with the School of Nursing. Also included are stories on the School’s dual-degree programs, the research of Drs. Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia and Claire Mitchell, and the development of a 10-year master plan for facilities improvements. Also look for news on the opening of the William W.M. Cheung Advanced Dental Care Clinic. PDF
Fall 2010 Issue
Feature stories include “Dental Auxiliary Utilization,” about a new addition to the curriculum, enabling Penn Dental Medicine students to gain clinical experience during their first and second years at the School. Also included are stories about Dr. Dana Graves, Professor of Periodontics and Associate Dean for Translational Research; a Facilities Update introducing readers to the new physical spaces and technologies being implemented at the School; and an expanded Class Notes section, showcasing the lives of Penn Dental Medicine alumni, as a result of your feedback from the Alumni Survey. PDF
Spring 2010 Issue
Feature stories include “Engaging Globally,” about Penn Dental Medicine signing seven exchange agreements with universities in China, Taiwan, and Korea. Also included are stories about the $17.3 million Schoenleber gift endowment to the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: A Stimulus for Research,” about federally-funded research initiatives at the School. In addition, we want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts in our Alumni Survey. PDF
Fall 2009 Issue
Feature stories include “Q&A: A Conversation With Dean Denis F. Kinane,” getting to know the Dean of Penn Dental Medicine and “Serving the Underserved: Externships Take Students Far Afield for Learning, Service Opportunities.” Also included are stories about a new Community Oral Health Sealant Pilot Program, faculty and student awards, and new standing faculty appointments. (PDF, 6.02 MB)
Spring 2009 Issue
Feature stories include “Bringing Da Vinci to Dentistry,” about the School’s new and state-of-the-art CAD/CAM Ceramic Center; “Oral Health, Cancer, and the Quality of Life,” about the Department of Oral Medicine’s partnership with the University’s Abramson Cancer Center; and the introduction of Dr. Denis F. Kinane, the next Dean of Penn Dental Medicine. (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Fall 2008 Issue
Feature stories include “In a New Light: State-of-the-Art Imaging Technology Advancing Research Across Disciplines,” about high-tech equipment in the School’s Imaging Core Facility; an interview with Dr. William Cheung, the new Chairman of the School’s Board of Overseers; and “Bridging the Gaps: Linking Health-Related Service with Interdisciplinary Training,” about Penn Dental Medicine students reaching out to Philadelphia neighborhoods in need of care. (PDF, 1.58 MB)
Spring 2008 Issue
Feature stories include “Reaffirming a Legacy of Leadership,” about the School’s new D. Walter Cohen and Morton Amsterdam Periodontal Clinic; “In the Halls of Academe,” about the role of alumni who are making an impact through academic dentistry and encouraging students to consider teaching; and highlights Penn Dental Medicine’s part of the University’s Making History Campaign. (PDF, 7.78 MB)
Fall 2007 Issue
Feature stories include “From Cradle to Cutting Edge,” about the leadership of Penn Dental Medicine’s Endodontic Department; “Rising Stars,” profiling accomplished young researchers Dr. Claude Krummenacher and Dr. Fernando Segade; and highlights the construction of the School’s D. Walter Cohen and Morton Amsterdam Periodontal Clinic. (PDF, 5.11 MB)
Spring 2007 Issue
Feature stories include “The Art and Science of Restorative Dentistry,” about Dr. Markus Blatz, Chair of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, “Making Connections,” highlighting the collaborative and advanced research of Dr. Bruce Shenker, Pathology Chair and Associate Dean for Research, and “Serving the Underserved,” recognizing Penn Dental Medicine alumni who continue to make a difference in the community. (PDF, 5.43 MB)
Fall 2006 Issue
Feature stories include “Community Ties,” about Penn Dental Medicine’s community service learning program and “Writing the Next Chapter,” chronicling the history of the School’s storied Main Clinic. This issue also introduces new Preventive and Restorative Sciences Chair, Dr. Markus B. Blatz, and welcomes the Class of 2010. (PDF, 2.44 MB)
Spring 2006 Issue
Feature stories include “Respecting the Past, Reflecting the Future,” about Penn Dental Medicine’s new, state-of-the-art Brainerd F. Swain Orthodontic Clinic; “An Extraordinary Symbiosis,” highlighting the herpes and smallpox research of Drs. Gary Cohen and Roselyn Eisenberg; and “Moving Ahead, Looking Back,” introducing new Periodontics Chair Dr. Joseph Fiorellini, and celebrating the Department’s 50th anniversary year. (PDF, 1.98 MB)
Fall 2005 Issue
Feature stories include “Opening Eyes, Opening Minds,” on an Office of Minority Affairs outreach program that introduces dental medicine as a career option to inner-city youth; “The Knight in the Laboratory,” focusing on the bone regeneration research of Dr. Sunday Akintoye; and “A Sherlock Holmes of Dental Medicine,” highlighting the research of Dr. Faizan Alawi on oral cancer. (PDF, 5.18 MB)
Spring 2005 Issue
Feature stories include “The Right Fit,” on developing a safe and effective TMJ joint replacement system; “Unraveling the Science of Tooth Enamel,” highlighting the research of Dr. Carolyn Gibson, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology; and “New Directions,” on the Board of Overseers at Penn Dental Medicine. (PDF, 2.69 MB)
Fall 2004 Issue
Feature stories include “Riding the Wave of the Future,” on the addition of the Dentrix Practice Management System in the School’s Myers Clinic; “Muscle Building,” highlighting the research of Dr. Elisabeth Barton, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology; and “Exploring the Link: Periodontitis and Preterm Birth.” (PDF, 1.36 MB)
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