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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.

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.