Dr. Michael Chambers Inducted into the Charles G. Watson Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

Pitt Dental alumnus and resident Dr. Michael Chambers (DMD ’12) has been honored as a 2016 inductee into the Charles G. Watson Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Chambers was selected by his peers of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2016 in recognition of his outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills. Before he attended dental school, Dr. Chambers served as a school band instructor.

Pitt-Led Cleft Lip and Palate Project Among the First Selected Under Federal Pediatric Research Act

By Allison Hydzik

An innovative federal initiative to accelerate research into pediatric diseases and conditions will fund a University of Pittsburgh-led effort to examine the entire genomes of nearly 1,300 people to learn more about the causes of cleft lip and palate, and look for treatments.

Developing Leaders in Dental Medicine

Dr. Christine Wankiiri-Hale, Associate Dean for Student Affairs recently was selected as a member of the 2015-16 class of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership. The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. The Institute provides an opportunity to gain leadership experience, strengthen professional networks and set new leadership paths in the profession and community.

Evidenced Based Research: Current Trends in Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene student table clinic presentations took place on July 29. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were invited to support the students as they presented their topics. Julia Burner and Erika Mohr won first place with "The Light of the Future: UV Robot Disinfection." Second place went to Stephanie Secoda and Jessica Yonek for their project on "Clinical Application of Botox in Dentistry" and third place was awarded to Carli Jakiel and Christine Vruwink for "Same Goal, Different Scope."

Pitt Dental Medicine Faculty and Alumni Named 2015 Pittsburgh Magazine Top Dentists

$2 Million HRSA Grant Allows Expansion of Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program

The School of Dental Medicine is the recipient of a $1.97 million Title VII grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Title VII funding provides support to pediatric dental programs, pledging $10 million in total for pediatric dental residencies for fiscal year 2016.