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JDE Study Finds Positive Impact From Climate Studies at U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:30pm

Overall, the majority of dental schools reported that the results of their dental school climate studies had positively affected the humanistic environment, curriculum and recruitment efforts of students and faculty members in their school, wrote the authors of the article titled The status of climate studies in the United States and Canadian dental schools: Deans perspectives .

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  • Overall, the majority of dental schools reported that the results of their dental school climate studies had positively affected the humanistic environment, curriculum and recruitment efforts of students and faculty members in their school, wrote the authors of the article titled The status of climate studies in the United States and Canadian dental schools: Deans perspectives .
  • Most parent institutions and dental schools used surveys to collect data from faculty, staff, administrators and students.
  • Climate studies are a widely accepted practice at dental schools and their parent institutions, wrote the authors.
  • ADEA is urging each U.S. and Canadian dental school dean and allied dental program director to register to participate in the upcoming ADEA Climate Study.

National Science Foundation Issues Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to The Wrightguard Innovations Corporation in Support of Novel Mouthguard Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.

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  • The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.
  • TWGIC co-founder and UMSOD alumnus Dr. Wright said, "I am honored to receive this research grant on behalf of my team of co-developers.
  • We are confident and excited about this pivotal technology's potential to minimize injury risks to athletes at all levels."
  • The WrightGuard, the precursor to The WrightGuard Innovations Corporation (TWGIC) was established in 2011.

IMPACT Therapeutics Appoints Dr. Chun-Pyn Shen as Head of Regulatory Affairs

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 5:00pm

SHANGHAI, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPACT Therapeutics announced that Dr. Chun-Pyn Shen was appointed as Head of Regulatory Affairs (Vice President).

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  • SHANGHAI, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPACT Therapeutics announced that Dr. Chun-Pyn Shen was appointed as Head of Regulatory Affairs (Vice President).
  • Reporting to CEO directly, Dr Shen will lead the Department of Regulatory Affairs which is responsible for the formulation and execution of global regulatory strategy for all IMPACT pipeline products.
  • "I am thrilled to join IMPACT Therapeutics as Head of Regulatory Affairs.
  • IMPACT Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics based on synthetic lethality.

Aspen Dental Opens 3rd Practice in Colorado

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 4:35pm

Aspen Dental has officially opened its doors in Lakewood, Colorado with the opening of a brand-new office, bringing a renowned dentist to the community.

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  • Aspen Dental has officially opened its doors in Lakewood, Colorado with the opening of a brand-new office, bringing a renowned dentist to the community.
  • This is the 3rd Aspen Dental practice in the state of Colorado, as Aspen Dental continues to break down barriers and bring comprehensive, affordable care to patients across the country.
  • Independently-owned and operated, Aspen Dental offices offer patient-friendly programs and services that make it easier for patients to get the dental care they need, including:
    Personalized treatment and friendly service.
  • Every Aspen Dental practice is equipped with an on-site denture laboratory, which helps facilitate quick turnaround for denture repairs, relines or adjustments.

ADEA to Launch Major Dental Education-wide Climate Assessment on Diversity and Inclusion

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 10:03pm

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is launching a momentous dental education-wide climate assessment survey that will collect baseline data on diversity, equity and inclusion at U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental programs.

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  • The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is launching a momentous dental education-wide climate assessment survey that will collect baseline data on diversity, equity and inclusion at U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental programs.
  • Additionally, the climate assessment data will serve as an important tool in guiding new and enhanced strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion in dental education.
  • Some dental schools and allied dental programs have already participated in climate studies at the campus level.
  • ADEA and Nonprofit HR will also work with the ADEA Collaborative on Dental Education Climate Assessment (ADEA CDECA) and other key stakeholders to develop the survey instrument during the summer and fall 2021.

New Dental Practice Book by Dr. Bita Saleh Shows How to Build a Profitable and Patient-Centered Dental Practice

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 3:22pm

Bita Saleh explains that identifying a patient's triad of obstacles is essential to their compliance and continued attendance to a dental practice.

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  • Bita Saleh explains that identifying a patient's triad of obstacles is essential to their compliance and continued attendance to a dental practice.
  • She defines a patient's triad of obstacles as the fears, anxieties, and limiting beliefs they bring into every dental visit, which ultimately shapes the trajectory of their oral health.
  • Bita Saleh teaches dentists how to discuss sensitive topics with their patients, in order to reach a mutual resolution in a timely manner.
  • Dr. Saleh received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1989 from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Dr. Peter Faith Joins Webster Dental Care's Professional Staff

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:07pm

b'CHICAGO, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Webster Dental Care ("WDC"), an industry-leading dental service organization with eleven (11) locations, welcomes Dr. Peter Faith to its expert team.

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  • b'CHICAGO, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Webster Dental Care ("WDC"), an industry-leading dental service organization with eleven (11) locations, welcomes Dr. Peter Faith to its expert team.
  • Dr.
  • Faith received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry.
  • Our vision is to improve health and wellness by bringing our model of convenient, patient-focused dental service to a location near you.\nView original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-peter-faith-joins-webster-den...\n'

Colgate-Palmolive, Harvard School of Dental Medicine Establish Scholarship to Support Underrepresented Minority Dental Students

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:19pm

Colgate-Palmolive Company and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) today announced a major gift that will initiate the endowed Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship , which supports students from underrepresented, minority groups to pursue their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

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  • Colgate-Palmolive Company and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) today announced a major gift that will initiate the endowed Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship , which supports students from underrepresented, minority groups to pursue their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.
  • Freeman in 1869 was the first African American in the United States to graduate from a dental school; Grant became the first African American faculty member of Harvard University as well as the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1884.
  • Colgate's generous support will help further our ethos to promote greater diversity, inclusion and belonging in dental education and in oral health research, said William Giannobile, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
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    Located in the heart of Bostons Longwood Medical Area, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) ranks as one of the preeminent schools of dental medicine in the country.

54 Dentists Supported By 42 North Dental Receive "Top Dentist" Awards In Annual Boston Magazine Guide

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --42 North Dental, a leading dental support organization in the Northeast, announced today that 54 of their supported dentists have been awarded the honor of "Top Dentist" in Boston Magazine's "Top Dentists in Boston" Guide, 2020.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --42 North Dental, a leading dental support organization in the Northeast, announced today that 54 of their supported dentists have been awarded the honor of "Top Dentist" in Boston Magazine's "Top Dentists in Boston" Guide, 2020.
  • In total, since program inception, 42 North Dental has had more "top dentist" wins than any other dental practice in the coverage area.
  • Roua al Timimi General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Quincy; Marissa Alikpala General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Arlington; Saishree Amin General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Wakefield, Marjan Askari - Orthodontics, Gentle Dental Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Milford, Natick, Newton, South Boston, Waltham; John Brangan General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Somerville; David Buczak - Endodontics, Gentle Dental South Attleboro, Saugus; Hannah Cohen Endodontics, Gentle Dental Somerville, Wakefield, Waltham; Jose Oscar Colon - Periodontics, Gentle Dental Derry, Jamaica Plain, Nashua, Wakefield; Yonathon Dassa General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Brookline; Leena Desai General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Chelmsford; Ian Fessler General Dentistry, Gillis Dental; Matteo Giamarco General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Peabody, Robert Girschek General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Waltham; David Goldberg - Periodontics, Abington Family Dental Care, Newbury Dental Associates, Gentle Dental Cambridge, Natick, Waltham, Worcester; Lawrence Goodman General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Braintree; Erin Hersey General Dentistry, Dynamic Dental; Matthew Hickin - Periodontics, Gentle Dental Brookline, Malden, Methuen, South Boston, Great Hill Dental Peabody, Somerville; Natalia Hoffmann - Orthodontics, Gentle Dental Brighton, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Peabody, Wakefield, West Roxbury; Yong Hur - Periodontics, Great Hill Dental Boston; Maryanne Irwin - Endodontics, Great Hill Dental Boston, Braintree, ; Jennifer Kim - Endodontics, Gentle Dental Braintree, Brighton, Milford, New Bedford, Quincy, Worcester; Kirill Klimashov Oral Surgery, Gentle Dental Arlington, Cambridge, Natick, Norwood, Somerville, Waltham, West Roxbury, Worcester; Ibrahim Lakkis Oral Surgery, Attleboro, Braintree, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Quincy; Ryan Lee General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Boston; Cheri Li General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Cambridge; Andrew Mancini General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Jamaica Plain; Jonathan Millen General Dentistry, Newbury Dental Associates; Catherine Moshirfar - Periodontics, Great Hill Dental Boston; Cassandra Myer General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Brighton; Jake Park - Periodontics, Gentle Dental Braintree, Burlington, Chelmsford; Shimul Patel General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Natick; David Pawlowski, Great Hill Dental Boston; Stephanie Payne- General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Malden; Joseph Purman General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Boston; Marisa Reason - Orthodontics, Dynamic Dental; Donald Richard Oral Surgeon, Gentle Dental Beverly, Burlington, Chelmsford, Malden, Methuen, Saugus, Wakefield; Karim Salem - Orthodontics, Great Hill Dental Braintree; Omar Salem - Orthodontics, Great Hill Dental Boston; Julie Saviano Endodontics, Gentle Dental Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Medford; Michael Scialabba General Dentistry, Peabody; Steven Shapiro General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Boston; Prasadini Shetty General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Norwood; Natalie Shlosman - Endodontics, Northborough Dental Associates; Clark Smith Orthodontics, Gentle Dental Braintree, Burlington, Chelmsford, Manchester, Norwood, Stoughton; Ronit Smolyar Endodontics, Gentle Dental Burlington, Chelmsford, South Boston, Stoughton; William Snell Pediatric Dentistry, Gentle Dental North Andover; Shailaja Thaker Pediatric Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Braintree, Somerville; Lhamo Tsering General Dentistry, Gentle Dental South Boston; Leendert van de Rydt General Dentistry, Gentle Dental Cambridge; John Walsh Orthodontics, Gentle Dental Concord, North Andover, Great Hill Dental Chelmsford, Peabody; Clifford Walters General Dentistry, Great Hill Dental Chelmsford; Evan Wardius Oral Surgery, Great Hill Dental Braintree, Somerville, Gentle Dental Stoughton; Frances Yang Periodontics, Gentle Dental Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Methuen, Milford, North Andover, Worcester; Qian Yang Oral Surgery, Gentle Dental Brighton, Franklin, Milford North Andover, Peabody, South Boston, Worcester at the Trolley Yard, Great Hill Dental Boston, Dynamic Dental
    Boston Magazine sent letters to the address on record for every licensed dentist in Boston and the surrounding region, roughly within I-495's boundaries, inviting them to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of dental specialties via an online survey.
  • 42 North Dental was created by dentists for dentists and is rooted in over 40 years of experience in the dental industry.

ADEA Supports Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Dental Community

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:03pm

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is calling for members of the dental health care team, including dental and dental allied students providing patient care, to be among those health care workers to first receive any vaccine developed for COVID-19.

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  • The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is calling for members of the dental health care team, including dental and dental allied students providing patient care, to be among those health care workers to first receive any vaccine developed for COVID-19.
  • Additionally, ADEA supports the Committees recognition and inclusion of other members of the dental health care team, such as dental assistants, dental therapists and dental laboratory technicians.
  • Additionally, Dr. West highlighted the fact that dental school clinics deliver dental care to the economically disadvantaged.
  • ADEA is The Voice of Dental Education, and its mission is to lead and support the health professions community in preparing future-ready oral health professionals.