In The News 2011

In The News 2011

An article about the dental school’s Saturday Academy Program that targets teens from diverse backgrounds for health careers appeared in the Minnesota Daily.

Gary Hildebrandt, (Restorative Sci-Operative Dentistry), was featured in a WCCO-TV’s Good
Question segment (11/1/10) about the role of candy and genetics in causing tooth decay.

Louis Mansky, School of Dentistry and Medical School, was featured in a Post-Tribune news article for his research which identified two drugs that when combined could potentially treat HIV.

The West Central Tribune printed an article about Give Kids a Smile Day at Rice Regional Dental Clinic. Clinic Director Linda Jackson was interviewed, as was fourth year dental student Brian Peters.

The school’s Building Bridges to a Career in Dentistry Program was referenced in Star Tribune article.

The School of Dentistry's new Saturday Academy was featured in a Minnesota Daily.

Dental Therapy student Megan Meyer was featured in a Minnesota Daily article (3/22) about her project to send 1 Million Books to Gambia.

Patrick Lloyd (Restorative Sciences-Prosthodontics) was quoted in a Minnesota Daily article (3/3/11) about the difficulty patients face accessing School of Dentistry clinics.

Dean Patrick Lloyd was quoted in the 4/11/11 Columbus Dispatch about the University’s dental therapy program. He was also quoted in US News and World Report and articles that referred to the University of Minnesota as the first dental school in the nation to offer a dental therapy program. 

Naty Lopez (Admissions and Diversity) was featured in a Star Tribune article about the Saturday Dental Academy Program, which introduces middle and high school students to careers in dentistry and the health sciences

Don Nixdorf was featured in a Rochester Post Bulletin article about SWIFT MRI technology.

School of Dentistry patient clinics were featured in a Minnesota Daily article. Dean Patrick Lloyd (Prosthodontics) and Craig Selden (Clinical Affairs) were interviewed. The article also appeared in the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Judith Buchanan, School of Dentistry, was mentioned in a Medscape article about the American Dental Association setting standards for dental therapy programs. (Link is subscription-based)

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry was referenced in the ADEA newsletter Charting Progress in a message from the ADEA Executive Director apprising how recent state initia-tives are reshaping the licensure landscape.

Fourth-year dental student Rebecca Doolittle was interviewed on KSTP TV as part of a story about the U of M Disaster Emergency Training Program held August 29. Of the 28 AHC student par-ticipants, eight were School of Dentistry students.

A story about incoming first-year student Kathleen Mattison, 56-year old mother of three, was posted on and picked up on PR Newswire.

Interim Dean Judith Buchanan was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio for a story about the School of Dentistry's new pediatric dental clinic and Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust's $3.5 million gift to support the project. The story was also picked up by 28 media outlets, including the Pioneer Press, Mpls. St. Paul Business Journal, The Minnesota Daily, Here is the online MPR story.

The School of Dentistry was acknowledged as a winner in a Star Tribune article about President Kaler‟s budget priorities. A photo of dental students Kyle Nelson (D4) from Willmar and Aaron Bumann (D3) from Pierre, S.D. accompanied the article. Note: The photo appeared in print, but did not appear on the website. 

Nelson Rhodus (Diagnostic/Biol. Sci-Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Radiology) was interviewed for an article in Minnesota Medicine about the increase in the diagnoses of HPV-associated oral cancer.

Todd Thierer (Primary Dental Care-Clinical Systems) and Jeff Ogden (Dean’s Office) were quoted in a Minnesota Daily article 10/20/11 about updates to the school’s emergency preparedness plan.

The School of Dentistry was mentioned in a Northland’s News Center article about a mobile dental clinic in Carlton County that its students and faculty are staffing. Notices also appeared on Fox 21 News, and in the Duluth News Tribune.

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