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Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run

Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run

Spreading awareness in effort to save lives There’s a hard truth about oral and oropharyngeal cancers, which are expected to prompt an estimated 48,250 new diagnoses in 2016. While these cancers have an 80 to 90 percent survival rate when found early, the majority of cases are found in later stages, dropping the survival rate… Continue Reading →

April 8, 2016
Care vs. Commerce topic for 2016 Morris Minton Lectureship

Care vs. Commerce topic for 2016 Morris Minton Lectureship

Placing the needs of patients ahead of personal interests will be the focus of the 2016 Morris Minton Lectureship hosted by the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Faculty Development Committee on Tuesday, April 12. Dr. Phyllis Beemsterboer, professor and former associate dean for academic affairs at Oregon Health and Science University, will discuss… Continue Reading →

April 8, 2016
The doctor is in

The doctor is in

Specialized help for pain or sleep disorders has arrived on campus: the new Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Steven Bender ’86, clinical assistant professor and center director, moved his Plano private practice to the dental school in January, bringing his expertise in tow. Since… Continue Reading →

March 4, 2016

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Replacing missing teeth: a new approach

Replacing missing teeth: a new approach

TAMBCD researchers are conducting a clinical study to gather data for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a new tooth replacement system. Ann Smith* is the last person you’d expect to volunteer for a dental research study. She has severe anxiety when it comes to dental work — so much so that she opts… Continue Reading →

March 11, 2016
A new use for an existing material

A new use for an existing material

TAMBCD professor receives Academy of Osseointegration honors for clinical innovation One of Dr. Amirali Zandinejad’s favorite aspects of dental education is the opportunity it gives him to think out of the box, especially when it comes to research. It’s what led the director of the college’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program to combine… Continue Reading →

March 2, 2016
Unlocking mysteries of the past with the materials of today

Unlocking mysteries of the past with the materials of today

Prehuman fossils, diet and the surprising correlation with craniofacial development There’s been a lively debate floating among biological anthropology circles in recent years, and at the center of it is Australopithecus sediba, a prehuman species that lived two million years ago in southern Africa. While researchers agree on the probability that Australopithecus sediba is a… Continue Reading →

February 12, 2016