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April 10, 2024  |  Meet the four outstanding student leaders who are the 2024 recipients of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s (UMSOD) Dean’s Scholarship for Leadership & Excellence.

February 19, 2024  |  The Oral Healthcare for Uninsured Underserved Children (OH-UUC) program was awarded a $250,000 multi-year grant from the AAPD Foundation.

February 8, 2024  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) won three awards at the ASDA District 3 annual meeting held in Washington, DC, in January.

January 17, 2024  |  Principal Investigator Robert K. Ernst, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $9.4 million contract from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

January 17, 2024  |  UMSOD, in collaboration with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is launching a pilot program this month to provide veterans diagnosed with blood cancers with dental financial assistance.

January 16, 2024  |  UMSOD chapter recognized for promoting oral health care and the dental profession through community engagement activities.

January 8, 2024  |  In the latest episode of the UMB Pulse podcast, Dr. Vineet Dhar and Dr. Robert Windsor discuss how UMSOD is expanding oral health access and promoting preventive care.

December 4, 2023  |  Dean Mark Reynolds announced the launch of the new UMSOD Division of Article Intelligence (AI) Research.

October 27, 2023  |  Dr. Sydnee Chavis and the UMSOD Special Care and Geriatrics Division focus on dental care and oral health for patients with disabilities and special needs.

September 25, 2023  |  At the UMB Convocation, Robert K. Ernst, PhD, was among 8 faculty members to be named Distinguished University Professor. Glenn Canares, DDS, discussed the power of kindness to transform education.

August 31, 2023  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) is pleased to announce a new Advanced Dual Certificate Track in Periodontics and Prosthodontics (Dual Certificate Program).

July 18, 2023  |  “A Mouthful of History” Aims to be the Spark that Inspires Young People to Pursue Oral Health Careers

July 10, 2023  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is pleased to announce that it has been awarded another Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Patient Care grant.

July 10, 2023  |  UMSOD Students and Faculty participated in two dental fairs hosted at public libraries in Maryland as part of The NAME Project: A Narrative Dentistry and Medical Education Project.

June 29, 2023  |  A panel led by Vineet Dhar, B.D.S., Ph.D., chair of orthodontics and pediatric dentistry at UMSOD, is advising a more conservative approach to caries restorations in order to decrease the risk.

June 23, 2023  |  Fourth-year dental student Suephie Nazemian is the lead author of an article focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) that was published in June in the peer-reviewed journal General Dentistry.

June 6, 2023  |  Robert K. Ernst, PhD, chair of UMSOD's Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, is among eight professors who have been recognized as Distinguished University Professor by UMB.

May 25, 2023  |  Over 140 University of Maryland School of Dentistry graduates proudly pledged themselves to the service of humanity during the Honors Convocation ceremony held on May 19, 2023.

May 16, 2023  |  She was first woman to be named director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

March 31, 2023  |  The 2023 recipients of the Dean’s Scholarship for Leadership & Excellence are Stephanie Colon, DDS Class of 2024, and Wongelawit Tadesse, DDS Class of 2023.

February 28, 2023  |  UMSOD professor Meenakshi Chellaiah, PhD, focuses on bone remodeling caused by changes in osteoclasts and osteoblasts in response to various treatments and cancer metastasis to bone.

February 13, 2023  |  Som Chatterjee, PhD, UMSOD assistant professor, is among researchers describing a significant advancement in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria.

February 2, 2023  |  Strengthening connections is a priority for Isabel Rambob, DDS, as she steps into the role of president of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD).

January 24, 2023  |  Norbert Myslinski, PhD, and Hening Ren, PhD, are the recipients of an NICDR grant in support of a new program aimed at developing future researchers and educators.

January 13, 2023  |  For Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk, PhD, collaborations fuel innovations.

January 12, 2023  |  It’s not often that pain leads to a sense of purpose or accomplishment.

November 14, 2022  |  Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD, detailed his work studying treatments for oral and craniofacial pain and periodontitis during his UMB Researcher of the Year presentation October 25.

October 7, 2022  |  School of Dentistry professor studies capsaicin, an active component of chili peppers, seeking a way to treat chronic oral diseases such as orofacial pain and periodontitis.

September 27, 2022  |  Frederico C. Martinho, DDS, MSc, PhD, is the 2022 recipient of the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award bestowed by the American Association of Endodontists Foundation.

August 30, 2022  |  UMSOD's Student National Dental Association received top national awards in June in recognition of its fundraising, community service work, and outreach.

August 11, 2022  |  For dental hygiene student Tymarin Ward, it was only natural that he volunteered at the 2022 Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games.

August 11, 2022  |  “The dental faculty were instrumental in teaching the latest technologies and techniques and demanding excellence every step of the way.”

July 21, 2022  |  Children’s access to oral health care in Baltimore just received a significant boost.

July 14, 2022  |  When emergency surgery prevented Umar Mian, DDS ’22, from attending UMSOD’s Honors Convocation on May 20, classmates, and faculty and family members gathered for a surprise ceremony.

June 17, 2022  |  At the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s annual session, Vineet Dhar won a total of three major awards in honor of his work.

June 7, 2022  |  Faculty and residents from UMSOD's Division of Endodontics took leading roles as the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) in April held its first in-person annual session since 2019.

May 26, 2022  |  147 graduates in the dentistry class of 2022 celebrated their convocation at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater on May 20, 2022.

May 23, 2022  |  The UMB Prenatal Postpartum Advisory Board (PPAB), which held its first meeting in April, is working to break through access-to-care barriers that exist for thousands of mothers and their children.

May 5, 2022  |  Two UMSOD students were invited to attend a follow-up — and possibly final — round of interviews for the Dean’s Scholarship for Leadership & Excellence. At least, that’s what they were told.

April 19, 2022  |  A friendship formed in Baltimore more than six decades ago has been chronicled in a movie and a book and, most recently, has led to the establishment of a scholarship at UMSOD.

February 28, 2022  |  A study found similar growth rates in the percentage of women faculty members and residents in surgical specialty fields but a lag in residents who belong to racial or ethnic minorities.

February 23, 2022  |  UMSOD professor Man-Kyo Chung, DMD, PhD, was awarded an eight-year, $8 million R35 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

February 7, 2022  |  In November, UMSOD announced Eleanor Fleming, DDS, PhD, MPH, FICD, as the school’s inaugural assistant dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

February 2, 2022  |  On February 2, UMSOD Honored Tao Lowe, PhD, the Frederick G. Smith, MS, DDS, and Venice K. Paterakis, DDS, Endowed Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

January 27, 2022  |  Radi Masri, DDS, MS, PhD, is a recipient of a Wilson H. Elkins Endowed Professorship.

January 11, 2022  |  UMSOD and Saint Louis University School of Medicine received $5.3 million from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to study a new way to treat and prevent migraines.

December 14, 2021  |  Alumna Karen J. Ivers, DDS ’88, has recently pledged $1.5 million to UMSOD to endow a professorship supporting academic excellence and discovery-driven research.

August 16, 2021  |  Despite the disruptions and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UMSOD's Student National Dental Association (SNDA) received several national awards last summer.

July 22, 2021  |  Isabel Rambob, DDS, is the inaugural recipient of the UMBrella Person of the Year – Leading the Way award.

June 23, 2021  |  Nasir Bashirelahi, PhD, has created an unofficial, school-wide mentorship network that pairs student-writers with faculty members.

May 26, 2021  |  Robert K. Ernst, PhD, the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Paul and Mrs. Jean Corcoran Endowed Professorship was honored May 24, 2021, at a virtual investiture ceremony.

May 25, 2021  |  In addition to virtual events, small, in-person hooding and pinning ceremonies were held May 20-21 for UMSOD’s Class of 2021.

May 11, 2021  |  Jose A. Bosio, BDS, MS, the inaugural recipient of the Alumni and Friends Professorship in Orthodontics at (UMSOD), was honored May 11, 2021, at a virtual investiture ceremony.

April 23, 2021  |  For the second year in a row, UMB's Employee Recognition and Service Awards event was held virtually because of COVID-19.

April 22, 2021  |  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Oral Health Promotion Day was a full day of in-person learning at UMSOD. This year, the scholars were still able to connect with and learn from UMSOD students virtually.

April 20, 2021  |  UMSOD has established its first three endowed professorships over the past five years, demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence in research and and teaching.

March 12, 2021  |  UMSOD's Robert Ernst has been honored with a 2021 University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity.

March 10, 2021  |  In March 2020, before UMB entered into mandatory telework due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the HSHSL installed an exhibit called First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

March 5, 2021  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of a new Dean's Scholarship for Leadership & Excellence.

February 26, 2021  |  Throughout February, UMSOD celebrated Black History Month in recognition of African-American heritage and the valuable achievements and contributions of the African-American community.

February 12, 2021  |  The UMSOD Student National Dental Association (SNDA) has won a 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Diversity Recognition Award.

October 22, 2020  |  UMSOD's new Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader (CDHL) program was designed for college graduates who already have a background in the sciences but want to delve specifically into the health care realm.

August 7, 2020  |  Sue-ning Chu Barry, PhD, one of the first two women to reach the rank of full professor at UMSOD, died July 14, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 87.

August 3, 2020  |  UMSOD's Student National Dental Association was named SNDA’s 2020 Chapter of the Year (large chapter category) in recognition of its exemplary fundraising, community service, and outreach.

July 22, 2020  |  Katherine Ong, DDS ’20, is a recipient of a 2020 Student Leadership Award presented by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.

July 20, 2020  |  The popular webinar gives applicants insider tips on applying to dental school.

June 30, 2020  |  After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of a number of end-of-year events, the DDS Class of 2020 found itself with a surplus in its treasury fund.

May 26, 2020  |  Joanne Block Rief, DDS ’86, found a way patients can maintain good oral health even without regular visits.

May 18, 2020  |  UMSOD celebrated the Class of 2020 with a video that included congratulatory remarks by Dean Mark A. Reynolds, UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, and many others.

April 7, 2020  |  View Dean Reynold's important video message about the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020  |  Plagued by migraines? A treatment that’s ancient in its origins can help, according to new research from David A. Seminowicz, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences.

March 23, 2020  |  Valli Meeks, clinical professor in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences at UMSOD, is a recipient of the 2020 William J. Gies Award Achievement – Dental Educator.

February 25, 2020  |  From Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, the College of Diplomates (COD) of the American Board of Endodontics held its 10th annual Board Review Course and Scientific Update in Baltimore.

January 6, 2020  |  Janette Harro, A UMSOD researcher, has developed an experimental vaccine that protects against the bacterium that accounts for one-third of deadly healthcare-acquired infections.

November 27, 2019  |  Anmar Janabi, BDS, MSD, a second-year endodontics resident at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, has patented a smart assistant device for suctioning patients.

October 28, 2019  |  New research from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) finds evidence that points to physical differences among groups

September 30, 2019  |  David Seminowicz, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, has received a $1.4 million award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

September 26, 2019  |  University of Maryland School of Dentistry Professor Richard Manski shares insights on oral health during POLITICO Live forum in Washington, D.C.

September 13, 2019  |  Brittany Bergeron, (DDS ’13) is the current AAWD president. Lauren Aguilar Wronsky (DDS ’15) was just recently voted president-elect for 2021.

August 30, 2019  |  Justin Maxell, a 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, takes on pre- and postgame announcing duties for four Nationals games to be broadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MA

August 27, 2019  |  Mary Beth Aichelmann-Reidy, DDS, division chief of periodontics and a clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), will receive the American Association of W

August 6, 2019  |  In June, Thumbigere Math received the 2019 Sigmund Socransky Young Investigator Award at the AADR/IADR conference held in Vancouver, Canada.

July 26, 2019  |  This July at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), 15 local middle-school students got hands-on experience in dentistry at the Planet Smilez Discovering Dentistry Camp.

July 3, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore opens a series of community events to share the expertise of its scientists and clinicians specializing in chronic pain research.

June 18, 2019  |  On June 12, a University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) orthodontics resident had a starring role on the national political stage.

June 6, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore welcomes researchers, practitioners, and educators from nine nations to a summit sponsored by UMB’s Center for Global Education Initiatives.

May 29, 2019  |  Norman Tinanoff, DDS ’71, MS, is the 2019 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award.

May 24, 2019  |  Katherine Bell was awarded the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence on May 7.

May 17, 2019  |  Pawlak’s love for late grandfather who was interred by Nazis now feeds her passion to bring better oral health to children.

May 14, 2019  |  Fourth-year student Linda Powers received the Do Good Award at the University of Maryland College Park Alumni Association’s first annual Maryland Awards.

May 2, 2019  |  The Symposium is a culmination of years of collaboration between the University of Maryland Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University

April 15, 2019  |  Bashayer Baras, BDS, received top honors for her project proposal of a root-canal sealer.

April 3, 2019  |  Two separate delegations from University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) traveled to Washington, DC, on February 26, to lobby for pediatric dentistry and research.

March 25, 2019  |  Fourth-year student Alenna Monet, who served as the 2017-18 president of UMSOD’s chapter of the SNDA, discusses the chapter’s success.

March 21, 2019  |  West Baltimore students receive treatments, learn skills during the UMB CURE Scholars Oral Health Promotion Program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

March 13, 2019  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry holds 2019 Mission of Mercy in Baltimore in partnership with United Way of Central Maryland and supporters.

March 13, 2019  |  Fourth-year student Tara Sheehan won first place in the student essay competition, and third-year student Mazda Mansouri placed third in the poster competition with his submission

February 28, 2019  |  A new paper co-authored by UMSOD faculty seeks to raise awareness dental erosion, an oral health condition that is difficult to diagnose and is increasingly appearing in young populations

February 21, 2019  |  Last December, Marina Schmidt became the first student to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s accelerated Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate to Master’s of Public Health Program.

February 7, 2019  |  Carl Driscoll, DMD, earned the 2018 Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) annual conference.