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Mobile Dental Clinic

The Mobile Dental Clinic, a successful collaboration between the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and UCare, serves underserved public program patients throughout Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Foundation's Legacy magazine recently featured the Mobile Dental Clinic and how a $1-million gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation helped get the mobile clinic back on the road. The story also includes a video taking viewers inside the Mobile Dental Clinic.

 

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.

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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Sheila Riggs, DDS, MS, DMSc

The AHCA won't change dental care - under MN legislation, the poor already struggle to get care. Sheila Riggs, DDS, MS, DMSc, is quoted.

Stephen K. Shuman

With age comes a mouthful of trouble. Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, is quoted in The New York Times.

Paul Schulz, DDS, MPH

Dental programs go mobile to provide care, education to underserved populations. Paul Schulz, DDS, MPH (Primary Dental Care - Outreach) is quoted.

Six years in, dental therapist experiment is working, experts say. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is mentioned.

Stephen Shuman

Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, an Associate Professor in the Department of Primary Dental Care and the Oral Health Services for Older Adults Graduate Program, and the Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis were recently honored with the 2016 Innovation Award from LeadingAge, the national association of more than 6,000 nonprofits representing the entire field of aging services and dedicated to expanding possibilities and advocacy for the aging.

Give Kids a Smile

Jeffery M. Karp, DDS, MS (Developmental/Surg Sci-Pediatric Dentistry) is a member of a three-person interdisciplinary team named by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® to participate in its new Clinical Scholars Program. The three-year national leadership program brings together 30 innovative clinicians from different fields/specialties to tackle complex health problems.

Retroviruses

In a study published online in the Journal of Virology, University of Minnesota scientists in the School of Dentistry-based Institute for Molecular Virology, analyzed seven different retrovirues, including two types of HIV as well as HTLV-1, a virus that causes T-cell leukemia.  They found that no two kinds of retroviruses look -- or act -- the same.   

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