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Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD, Joins UCSF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 2 years, 2 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
SAN FRANCISCO, California – Jennifer Perkins, DDS, MD, has joined UCSF's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Perkins graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2007 and the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at UCSF in 2013.
Global Oral Health Symposium Set for April 7, 2016
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 2 years, 2 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
SAN FRANCISCO, California – The sixth annual UCSF School of Dentistry Global Oral Health Symposium will take place Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the UCSF Parnassus campus. This year's theme will be Oral Health Inequalities: From Measurement to Action.
UCSF Medical Students Learn Oral Health Skills from Dental Students
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 2 years, 2 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
SAN FRANCISCO, California – First-year UCSF medical students are learning to include oral health in their traditional Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (HEENT) examination from UCSF dental students. The new oral health module, screening exam and fluoride varnish application skills were taught by senior dental students as part of the core curriculum for the School of Medicine's Foundations of Patient Care course during October. Young children, older adults and those without dental insurance are more likely to see their physician than dentist, underlining the need for integrating oral health into patient-centered care.
Injured Firefighter Gets Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 2 years, 3 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
NEW YORK, New York – A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.
Dean Featherstone Receives Honorary Membership from American Dental Association
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 2 years, 3 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
WASHINGTON, DC – John D.B. Featherstone, professor and dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry, was named an honorary member of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the organization's annual meeting in Washington, DC, on Nov. 9. The ADA Board of Trustees nominated Dean Featherstone for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.
California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) Secures $1.25M Grant to Promote Hea
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 07:00 PM - 2 years, 3 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
SACRAMENTO, California – The California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) has secured a $1.25m award ($250,000 per year over the next five-years) from the Indian Health Service’s Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers (DSC) to promote better oral health among the native peoples of California.
Brent Lin, DMD, Receives HRSA Grant to Improve Dental Primary Care
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 07:00 PM - 2 years, 3 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
SAN FRANCISCO, California – Brent Lin, DMD, professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry, has received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and implement collaborative oral health training for primary health care providers and prepare the workforce to care for those in underserved, rural and vulnerable populations.
ADA, White House Partner on Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 07:00 PM - 2 years, 4 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Dental Association today announced it is entering a strategic partnership with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to help prevent opioid drug-related overdoses and deaths. The partnership will complement the work of the American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, which the ADA joined in August.
USC Ostrow Awarded NIDCR Grant to Establish Tissue Regeneration Center
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 07:00 PM - 2 years, 4 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
Dentistry to lead multidisciplinary effort to bring innovative treatments to market. LOS ANGELES, California – Tissue regeneration is about to become a lot more fact than science fiction, thanks to a $2 million grant that's being divided among 10 research centers and universities, including the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
AAPD Offers Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 07:00 PM - 2 years, 4 months ago  - Dental News - WebDentistry
CHICAGO, Illinois – To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children's oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween.

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