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2011 News & Releases


Penn Dental Medicine Develops Dual-Degree MBA Program with Wharton »

Dec 14, 2011 With the addition of the MBA, there are now five dual-degree options for Penn Dental Medicine DMD students.


Joseph and Josephine Rabinowitz Research Award Presented to Penn Dental Medicine Faculty »

Dec 13, 2011 The award will support two new projects that also involve new collaborations among basic science and clinical faculty.


Penn Dental Medicine To Add DScD Degree to Academic Options »

Dec 08, 2011 Approved by the University of Pennsylvania Trustees at their November 2011 meeting, it is undergoing final approval by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.


17 Students Gain Acceptance to Postdoctoral Orthodontics Programs »

Dec 05, 2011 The results reflect an acceptance rate of nearly 90% for those Penn Dental Medicine students who applied to a postdoctoral orthodontics program.


Students Highlight Indian Culture with Diwali Night »

Nov 29, 2011 This Festival of Lights celebration, presented by Penn Dental Medicine's Indian Student Dental Association, featured student performers from across Penn.


Dr. Thomas Sollecito Appointed to ADA Council on Scientific Affairs »

Nov 11, 2011 One of the ADA’s 11 councils, the CSA provides recommendations to the ADA’s policymaking bodies on scientific issues.


Students Recognize Outstanding Service, Make Connections with Alumni »

Nov 04, 2011 Award for Outstanding Service to Students presented by Executive Student Council at this annual networking event with alumni.


Penn Research Shows Mouthwash Routine May Cut Risk of Preterm Birth »

Oct 27, 2011 In a study of pregnant women with periodontal disease, findings show an antimicrobial rinse may reduce the incidence of preterm birth.


Dr. Thomas Sollecito Named a Fellow of the International College of Dentists »

Oct 25, 2011 The College awards fellowships to dental professionals for outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community.


Dr. Peter Quinn Receives Outstanding Educator Award from AAOMS »

Oct 25, 2011 The 2011 Donald B. Osbon Award for an Outstanding Educator was presented by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).


PennSmiles Mobile Dental Clinic Debuts New Look, Expands Outreach »

Sep 21, 2011 The debut of the new design for the mobile clinic coincides with an expansion of this school-based oral health program targeted to Philadelphia school children.


White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2015 »

Aug 23, 2011 This annual tradition holds symbolic significance for the incoming class as they declare their commitment to assume the responsibilities of the dental profession.


Penn Dental Researchers Studying Mice Brought Back from Final Shuttle Mission »

Aug 02, 2011 Dr. Elisabeth Barton's lab studying jaw/limb muscles of shuttle mice to further their work on how muscles sense load and the molecular pathways involved.


Dr. Elliot Hersh Explores Dentists’ Role in Opioid Abuse Prevention »

Jul 26, 2011 Dr. Hersh part of panel convened to examine how dentists can help minimize opioid misuse; their findings reported in the July JADA.


School’s Programs Cited in Penn’s National Recognition for Community Service »

Jun 27, 2011 Services to children through the PennSmiles mobile clinic and to the elderly at the LIFE Center were highlighted in Penn's award for community service.


Dr. Andres Pinto Earns Fellowship in Dental Surgery »

Jun 21, 2011 Dr. Pinto successfully earned a Fellowship in Dental Surgery in the specialty of Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


Penn Dental Medicine Joins Penn Delegation to Seoul, Korea »

May 26, 2011 Dean Denis Kinane and faculty members join Penn President Amy Gutmann on visit to Seoul National University, also presenting an oral health symposium there.


Congratulations Class of 2011: Commencement Highlights »

May 19, 2011 Penn Dental Medicine held its 133rd commencement May 16, celebrating the achievements of this year's 141 DMD and six MS of Oral Biology candidates.


Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence »

May 17, 2011 The Class of 2011 and the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society presented faculty awards at the Senior Farewell event, May 10.


School Continuing to Strengthen Ties with China »

Apr 26, 2011 Dean Kinane signs renewed memorandum of understanding with Sichuan University West China College of Stomatology when in Chengdu as part of the International Symposium.


Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Building Mentoring Program »

Apr 21, 2011 This new program pairs undergraduate predental students with alumni to shadow them in their practices.


Penn Dental Medicine Presents 3rd Annual Oral Cancer Walk April 16 »

Apr 04, 2011 Students are partnering with the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise funds and bring attention to the importance of early detection.


Students Named ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholars »

Mar 30, 2011 Students Named ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive,Dentistry,Scholars


Penn Dental Medicine Students Celebrate Black History Month »

Feb 18, 2011 Penn Dental Medicine Students Celebrate Black History Month


Penn Dental Medicine Presents Endo Global Symposium »

Feb 10, 2011 Penn Dental Medicine Presents Endo Global Symposium


Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes International Exchange Students »

Jan 25, 2011 Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes International Exchange Students


Dr. Andres Pinto Appointed to Editorial Board of OOOOE »

Jan 21, 2011 Dr. Andres Pinto Appointed to Editorial Board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology


In the News: Dean Denis Kinane on »

Jan 12, 2011 Dean Denis Kinane comments on the relationship of patient anxiety to the sound of the dental drill.



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