Stories

The SDM's Dental Hygiene Program is the only one in the state of Pennsylvania that is part of a major University, medical center, and accredited dental school. This affiliation opens the doors to many possibilities beyond those traditionally available for dental hygienists more...

The School of Dental Medicine has a long history in special needs dentistry and ranks among pioneers in the education of this specialized field with the first independent Department of Anesthesiology in U.S. dental schools and a clinic for children with disabilities established in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. more...

The School of Dental Medicine now has a new facility that meets increased patient demand for implants and trains future dentists on how to perform the associated procedures. The Multidisciplinary Implant Center (MIC) has expanded and relocated to a newly renovated space on the first floor of Salk Hall. more...

Dental medicine is quickly entering the digital age, and the School of Dental Medicine has been at the forefront of that trend. After launching its electronic health record (EHR) system in August 2007, the SDM has now completed the next phase of its paperless transition—digital radiography. more...

Can you imagine how dentistry was practiced before today's modern technology? Get a glimpse of the past at the School of Dental Medicine's Dental Museum more...

Dentistry is going digital. Computer-based patient records, digital impressions, 3D models, CAD/CAM, online scheduling and teledentistry are some recently developed technologies. Have you ever wondered how these innovations are created? Who are the people who have these ideas and make them real? How are they trained? more...

Predoctoral students at the School of Dental Medicine are benefitting from a new teaching method that is being piloted during the 2009-10 academic year. Through collaboration with the School of Medicine’s Advanced Clinical Education Center, trained actors participate in the Introduction to Dentistry and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention courses to portray standardized patients so that students can learn and practice patient interaction skills. more...