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Carol Dahlke

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) honored Twin Cities’ dental hygienist and practice management consultant Carol Dahlke, MDH, at a celebratory event at the McNamara Alumni Center on October 19, 2017. 

Dahlke received the UMAA’s prestigious Alumni Service Award in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. 

Stephen K. Shuman and Gary Anderson

Every year, after the Century Club Professor of the Year recipient has been announced at the Star of the North Dean’s Reception, the Office of Academic Affairs holds a celebration dinner for all distinguished faculty who have been awarded Professor of the Year since its inception in 1968.  Stephen Shuman, associate professor in the Department Primary Dental Care was the 50th inductee for 2016. The gala was held October 16, 2017, and hosted by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Keith Mays in the Heritage Gallery at the McNamara Alumni Center. 

Dr. Angie Rake

Dr. Angie Rake, an adjunct professor in the School of Dentistry and University of Minnesota alumna, was interviewed last week for an NBC special segment about ways providers are tackling the opioid epidemic and working towards sustainable solutions. In light of President Trump's national public health emergency declaration, the segment aired ahead of schedule: one snippet at 2 p.m. ET on MSNBC, with the full piece running at 3:45 p.m. ET on Ali Velshi's MSNBC show.

Interim Dean Gary Anderson addresses the incoming School of Dentistry class

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry welcomed 158 incoming dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students at orientation sessions August 16-17 at the McNamara Alumni Center and the Rec Center.

Students participated in activities and presentations to build a sense of community and learn about resources to assist them as they transition into school. Interim Dean Gary Anderson extended an official welcome to incoming students on August 16.    

 

2017 Minnesota State Fair

More than 700 fairgoers lined up in droves to meet and talk with University of Minnesota School of Dentistry volunteers at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 25.

School of Dentistry Chainbreaker team

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry helped raise more than $86,000 for cancer research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center at the Chainbreaker bicycle ride on August 11-13.

The School of Dentistry Peloton featured 73 riders and the Lytic Cycles had 13 riders for the trip through Minnesota. More than 30 School of Dentistry volunteers anchored two rest stops, registration tables and helped in many other capacities throughout the weekend.

Opioid pill

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the first in the nation to mandate new guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers in its clinics. A New York Times article explores the School of Dentistry’s call to action and education to prevent opioid addiction. Faculty members Harold Tu, MD, DMD and Angie Rake, DMD, were quoted.

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Brent E. Larson

Brent E. Larson, DDS, MS, Professor and Director of the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and a practicing orthodontist in Rochester, Minn.

Hannah Afwerke, Aaron Henderson, Alejandro Cisneros

Three School of Dentistry students will receive the University's prestigious President's Student Leadership and Service Award .

Hannah Afwerke (D3), Alejandro Cisneros (D2), and Aaron Henderson (D3) will receive their awards at a recognition banquet in the Fall of 2017.

The President's Student Leadership and Service Award is presented to about one-half of one percent of the student body and recognizes the student's accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leadership at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

 

Nelson Rhodus

Nelson L. Rhodus, DMD, MPH, a School of Dentistry professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, was recently awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rhodus is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

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