Students from Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) College of Dentistry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, collaborate on a lab activity during the International Dental Student Summer Enrichment Program at TAMBCD.

Opening the door to international collaboration

Clinical experiences are a highlight for participants from Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University dental school during a month-long enrichment Continue Reading →


Going the extra mile to help patients

Going the extra mile to help patients

When University of North Texas senior Leslie Powell learned about Miles for Smiles at a UNT Predental Association meeting, she joined the planning committee and got to work seeking potential sponsors. Elsewhere in Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas predental club members teamed up to visit more than 100 dental offices over several months to […]

July 1, 2015
Removing aging barriers in patient care

Removing aging barriers in patient care

As much of the baby boomer generation approaches 65, the need for oral health care providers to be aware of the concerns of an aging population becomes paramount. While much of this population is active and healthy, barriers to care can often include: chronic medical problems; multiple medications; and cognitive impairments.  Among the solutions to […]

May 18, 2015
Niessen Symposium to address dental care for geriatric patients

Niessen Symposium to address dental care for geriatric patients

The burgeoning retirement-age population in the U.S. and its ever-increasing impact on dental care will be highlighted during the third annual Linda C. Niessen Geriatric Dentistry Symposium at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. This year’s May 15 event will feature Dr. Eleonore Paunovich, director of oral health clinical programs for geriatric and special […]

April 23, 2015


Dr. Bill Hanson, '61, plays a theater organ in his Dallas home.

One dentist’s enduring gift

Dr. Bill Hanson ’61 has gifted hands to be sure, but not just in the way you might think. Since 1960, these dexterous hands have guided the Continue Reading →


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Dr. Niekia Franklin in the college's Simulation Laboratory

Promoting leadership through Great Expectations: Q&A with Dr. Niekia Franklin ’15

At its core, the Great Expectations program forges connections to help new students embrace the sense of purpose and pride associated with the dental Continue Reading →


Regenerative medicine in dentistry: Making strides toward a ‘bio-tooth’

Regenerative medicine in dentistry: Making strides toward a ‘bio-tooth’

NIH funding begins for TAMBCD researchers to unlock mysteries of tooth root formation  When it comes to regenerative medicine within dentistry, studies aimed toward whole tooth regeneration stand to revolutionize the future of dental treatment. There’s just one problem: In order to regenerate an entire tooth, researchers must first learn how to regenerate the tooth […]

June 10, 2015
Endodontics spotlight

Endodontics spotlight

Saving cracked teeth begins with early diagnosis and patient awareness It may begin as a tiny fissure on the chewing surface of the tooth. The patient may not even be aware of its presence as repeated stress causes the crack to advance downward, dangerously close to the pulp — nerve and blood vessels — and […]

April 30, 2015
Lecture signals rebirth of craniofacial research center

Lecture signals rebirth of craniofacial research center

Marybeth Francis, a DMD/PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, shared with an audience of clinicians and basic scientists the details of her research into the cellular mechanisms behind exacerbated periodontitis in diabetic patients. The purpose of Francis’ presentation wasn’t solely to share the connection between this chronic condition and its impact on […]

April 16, 2015