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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.

January 30, 2019  |  An expanding interprofessional collaboration is facilitating oral health care for prenatal patients at the Western Penn Women’s Health Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

January 22, 2019  |  Ivan Fried has been teaching at UMSOD for more than 35 years. In his last semester, he reflects on the changing artistry of dentistry and the challenges posed by each generation of students in

January 16, 2019  |  Three UMSOD students spent two weeks at XJTU COS last October observing and exchanging ideas. The experience offered them a firsthand view of the school’s clinics.

January 14, 2019  |  Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH, associate professor in the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, helped shaped the curriculum and provide supplies for the University of Rwanda.

December 21, 2018  |  A breakthrough against a ‘superbug,’ Clostridium difficile, is achieved by a scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in collaboration with researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

December 18, 2018  |  Rear Adm. Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, chief dental officer and assistant surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service, guest-lectured the D1 and senior dental hygiene students.

December 14, 2018  |  Professor Robert K. Ernst, PhD, of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) was awarded a five-year, $6.4 million contract from the NIH.

December 5, 2018  |  Vivek Thumbigere-Math, BDS, PhD, he received the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Joseph Lister Award for Young Investigators during the AADR Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

November 30, 2018  |  Dan Yang’s winning poster presentation examined two different mechanisms of inducing and evaluating pain response in an animal model.

November 28, 2018  |  Dr. Jin Y. Ro, MA, PhD, received a two-year, $425,000 R21 federal grant earlier this fall on the heels of the five-year, $1.8 million R01 grant renewal he received in April.

November 19, 2018  |  Rania Younis, BDS, MDS, PhD, was part of a multdisciplinary team featuring nine other researchers that won the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Sparkathon competition.

November 13, 2018  |  Congratulations to UMSOD’s Christine Ferrell, DDS ’05, an orthodontist who practices in West Chester, Pa., and Ellen Im, DDS ’06, a pediatric dentist and orthodontist based in Poway, Calif.

October 26, 2018  |  Kathryn Pawlak, DDS '18, was recently awarded scholarships from the Hispanic Dental Association and the Dental Trade Alliance.

October 16, 2018  |  Vineet Dhar, BDS, PhD, clinical professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, won the ADA and AADR's Evidence-Based Dentistry Mid-Career Award

October 8, 2018  |  Meeks was recognized for her outstanding work directing the state’s first dental clinic for Marylanders with HIV/AIDS and no insurance, as well as outreach efforts in Rwanda.

September 14, 2018  |  Established with a $1.5 million gift, and titled Frederick G. Smith, MS, DDS and Venice K. Paterakis, DDS Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the position receives a matching grant.

August 31, 2018  |  Leslie Grant, DDS '86 has had a career filled with milestones. Underpinning her success is a desire to help others and loyalty to the people and institutions who have supported her along the way.

August 29, 2018  |  Eighteen senior dental students performed extractions while 20 junior students assisted in various capacities.

August 14, 2018  |  Surya Joseph, DDS, MBA, was awarded the American Association of Orthodontics’ (AAO) Charles J. Burstone Research Aid Award grant of $5,000 for her the study of new ridge preservation methods.

August 8, 2018  |  Radi Masri, DDS, MS ’01, PhD ’05, has won the American College of Prosthodontists’ (ACP) 2018 Distinguished Service Award.

August 3, 2018  |  The award, presented during the NDA’s Annual Convention, held July 11-15 in Orlando, Florida, is given to the chapter that excels in fundraising, community service and new initiatives.

July 31, 2018  |  Dr. Hanae Saito will examine whether the two types of bacteria that appear in regular periodontitis, aerobic and anaerobic, also materialize within the screw hole of an implant.

July 26, 2018  |  As a result of the cumulative success of his lab, Huakun Xu, PhD, MS, has won International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Isaac Schour Memorial Award.

July 16, 2018  |  UM School of Dentistry Professor Mark E. Shirtliff, PhD, who held a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine, is the victim of a rafting tragedy.

July 5, 2018  |  UMB students, staff, and faculty collaborate to cultivate a love of science, technology, engineering, and math among West Baltimore students in the CURE Scholars Summer Program.

July 5, 2018  |  Kuei-Ling Hsu, DDS, received a one-year grant awarded by Colgate to help study the molecular mechanisms of advanced tooth decay in socially disadvantaged youth.

June 14, 2018  |  The “Best Dentists” List, which was published in the June issue of Baltimore Magazine, features multiple alums in nearly every specialty.

May 31, 2018  |  The class of 2018 included several students who had a significant impact on the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) community and beyond.

May 18, 2018  |  University of Maryland School of Dentistry graduate Courtney Miyamoto, DDS, creates video for commencement, highlighting the UMB experience.

May 11, 2018  |  Norman Tinanoff, DDS ’71, MS, is the 2018 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) Evidence-Based Dentistry Service Award.

May 9, 2018  |  The adoption of glucose meters in dental practices will enable screening for diabetes and prediabetes, and will also help safe guard patients who require insulin.

May 3, 2018  |  After implementing a multi-part strategy to engage students through fundraising, advocacy, wellness initiatives, and community service, the UMSOD ASDA chapter successfully raised its profile.

April 6, 2018  |  Vanessa Benavent, DDS ’09, MSD, FAGD, recently was listed as a 2018 American Dental Association’s (ADA) 10 Under 10 awardee for 2018.

April 3, 2018  |  Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford attends launch of the school’s collaboration with DrFirst, developer of a mobile app that offers prescription drug monitoring queries as part of the e-prescribing workflow

March 29, 2018  |  Devon Allison, PhD '17, DDS '19, has displayed exceptional skills as both a researcher and clinician. She will get an opportunity to further her career through a ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship.

February 21, 2018  |  Indirect Pulp Therapy (IPT) has a 94.4 percent success rate, but third-party reimbursement issues may be preventing its use in practice.

February 13, 2018  |  As a student at UMSOD, Derek Blank dedicated his time to serving others. Now, as the owner of a private practice, he's continued this compassionate approach.

February 7, 2018  |  Due to her outstanding leadership and public outreach, D4 student TIffany Otto has won the 2018 UMB Outstanding Student Award.

January 30, 2018  |  As a result of the cumulative success of his lab, Huakun Xu, PhD, MS, has won International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Isaac Schour Memorial Award.

January 16, 2018  |  The website for Bethesda Magazine recently published several short profiles of Bethesda dentists, many of whom are UMSOD alums.

January 9, 2018  |  Robert Bray, DDS '73 received the 2017 Eugene and Pauline Blair Distinguished Service award for meritorious service from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF).

December 21, 2017  |  The intersection of chronic pain and stress was the focus of the third annual symposium at the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR)

December 14, 2017  |  Howard Strassler, DMD, has taught at UMSOD for nearly 40 years and is an acclaimed author and educator. A forward thinking approach to technology has buoyed his efforts.

December 4, 2017  |  Grant support from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMD) will allow the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) clinic to expand its treatment of the elderly.

November 9, 2017  |  Darien Weatherspoon, DDS '10, began his career at an accounting firm, but the desire to have greater impact on the lives of others drew him into dentistry

November 6, 2017  |  Robert Ernst, PhD, was named the University of Maryland, Baltimore 2017 Researcher of the Year during the Founders Week Gala.

October 24, 2017  |  During the course of two days, nearly 950 patients received free dental care provided by 275 University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) volunteers.

October 6, 2017  |  Deborah Cartee, RDH, MS, an assistant professor and junior clinical coordinator in the dental hygiene program at UMSOD, is living proof of the role a great mentor can play.

September 8, 2017  |  Compassionate treatment from a fellow alum motivated Lida Radfar, DDS '10, to become a dentist and dedicate her career to helping underserved populations in Maryland.

August 25, 2017  |  The mantra of "pay it forward" has driven the UMSOD chapter of the Student National Dental Association to major success for two straight years.

August 9, 2017  |  Deborah Jastrebski the founder of Practice Without Pressure, a nonprofit that trains clinicians how to care for patients with special needs.

August 3, 2017  |  Intensive, eight-week program allows students to pair with faculty mentors to develop research.

July 21, 2017  |  Feng's research has discovered a potential breakthrough on combating Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).

July 18, 2017  |  Dedication and attention to detail have driven Jesse Goldman to excel as both a musician and dentist.

July 10, 2017  |  As the current president of the Florida Dental Association, Eggnatz is looking to address the mode of delivery, cost of care and the quality of care that needs to be maintained for the public.

July 7, 2017  |  University of Maryland School of Dentistry volunteers mark 22 years of service to athletes with intellectual disabilities who compete in Special Olympics Maryland.

June 30, 2017  |  Marion Manski, RDH '88, MS '04, won the Irene Newman Professional Achievement award for individuals who advance the art and science of the dental hygiene profession.

June 28, 2017  |  Baltimore Magazine's annual Top Dentists list recognizes many UMSOD alums, faculty, and Dean's Faculty, including several top vote-getters in their respective fields.

June 9, 2017  |  One hundred and twenty-nine dentistry students received their doctoral hoods, and 20 dental hygiene students received their pins during the Honors Convocation held Friday, May 19.

June 8, 2017  |  Growing up, Adam Eisner, DDS '89, was inspired to become a dentist by his older brother David. Along the way, he developed new fraternal bonds at UMSOD that motivated him to give back.

May 26, 2017  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry brings professional football players, Baltimore student athletes, and an entrepreneurial alumnus to observe National Facial Protection Month.

May 25, 2017  |  in 2006, faculty from the School of Dentistry Department of Neural and Pain sciences provided a road map for studying gender differences in current animal pain research.

May 5, 2017  |  At various points in his life, Harold Crossley, DDS '80, MS, PhD, has been a pharmacologist, teacher, dental practitioner, and traveling lecturer. A desire to seize opportunities has guided him.

April 27, 2017  |  After winning an open audition, experienced musical performer Joey Fishbein '17 will sing the National Anthem at University of Maryland Baltimore Commencement on May 19.

April 17, 2017  |  Wahle becomes the fourth University of Maryland School of Dentistry resident in the last 10 years to receive the award.

April 5, 2017  |  Niki Moutsopoulos, DDS, PhD '06, has engaged in groundbreaking research on treating aggressive periodontitis in a patient with Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency 1 (LAD).

March 30, 2017  |  Though his advocacy efforts, Juheon Seung, DDS, got a chance to provide endodontic treatment to patients in the Treasure Beach area of Jamaica.

March 23, 2017  |  Jie Ge '17 is the recipient of the 2017 American Dental Education Association/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarship.

March 17, 2017  |  University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy host USA Brain Bee championship.

March 13, 2017  |  At both Lexington Market and the School of Dentistry clinic at Perryville, students, faculty, staff, and alums came together to serve the community

March 3, 2017  |  Sarah Luce, DDS '12, provides dental care in Nome, Alaska, as well as several surrounding villages. It's a dream career for her, but it came very close to never happening.

February 27, 2017  |  The University of Maryland School of Dentistry conducts a UMB CURE Oral Health Promotion program to benefit UMB CURE Scholars and their parents.

February 10, 2017  |  A chance encounter led Lara M. Seidman, a class of 2018 DDS student, to publish separate articles on the relation of coffee and opioids to dental health.

January 30, 2017  |  Although strides have been made in the treatment of tooth decay in children, more research into pediatric treatment practices is needed.

January 20, 2017  |  The Society for Neuroscience recognized Myslinski for his worldwide achievements in science education in this past November.

January 19, 2017  |  UMSOD and UMSOM Scientists Study Ebola, Vaccines, Biofilms and Other Topics

January 6, 2017  |  A chance opportunity lead Wright - a practicing prosthodontist and owner of two businesses - to become an innovator for oral safety standards in competitive sports.

December 19, 2016  |  After being thrust into a Administrative Director position due to tragic circumstances, John Mcdaniel's compassion helped keep his department together.

December 16, 2016  |  A successful experience in Summer Research Training Program led Jessica Kocan '18 to give a presentation on enhancing composite restorations at the Hinman Symposium.

December 14, 2016  |  Richard J. Manski, chair of UMSOD’s Department of Dental Public Health, serves as theme adviser for a national journal’s first comprehensive look at the oral health.

December 2, 2016  |  In this profile, Morris discusses the inspiration for pursuing a career in dentistry, the out-of-control growth of student debt, and the importance of business acumen for young dentists.

November 30, 2016  |  Leah Romay, DDS '16, and David Chen, DMD '14, have each been awarded been awarded grants by the American College of Prosthodontics to study CAD/CAM Technology.

November 17, 2016  |  The Student National Dental Association and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Society collaborated to screen 54 patients for oral cancer at Coppin State.

November 9, 2016  |  Ashlee Thomas 17' holds the honor of serving as Miss Black Maryland USA, and she uses her success as a means to promote healthy oral care in the Baltimore community

November 1, 2016  |  As a teenager, Paul Corcoran was inspired to enter dentistry after seeing how the field helps others. This philosophy has informed his work ever since.

October 21, 2016  |  Olympic gold-medal wrestler Kyle Snyder maintains strong bond with the family of Kent Buckingham, Director of IT at the School of Dentistry.

September 19, 2016  |  For more than a decade, the School of Dentistry has provided oral care services to Honduran villagers through the Medical Ministry International program.

September 9, 2016  |  During the week of August 22-26, the ASDA exposed incoming students to the vast opportunities that organized dentistry has to offer through a series of presentations and networking events.