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News Releases for IU School of Dentistry

IU Dental School Is National Children's Oral Health Foundation's "Affiliate of the Year"

Dr. ChinFebruary 24, 2012 — The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) has named Indiana University School of Dentistry “Affiliate of the Year” for the school’s ongoing support of the foundation’s mission to prevent oral disease in children and to promote overall health and well-being for children from vulnerable populations.

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Dedication of Dental School's Preclinical Laboratory Named for Indiana Dental Association Set for Sept. 17

One of 106 new patient simulatorsSeptember 6, 2011 — The advanced technology in the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s new laboratory blurs the line between preclinical and clinical courses in a way that will allow dental students to get a realistic feel for patient care two years before they find themselves sitting across from a real patient in the dental school clinic for the first time.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 — As today is the first day all IUPUI schools are in session for fall, you likely will experience construction projects creating new challenges to getting to, from, and around campus. I know I did this morning! Below you will find a list of projects to help you plan your commute, avoid trouble spots, and determine alternate routes ahead of time (see campus map), but first here are the key tips:

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Women Compose Half of Incoming Dental Class for First Time in IU Dental School's History

Dr. Steven Dixon presents a coat to Christina Dean.August 19, 2011 — Women students have participated in Indiana’s dental classes ever since Hattie Scott and Lucinia McCollum earned their dental degrees in 1891, but for the first time in the 132-year history of Indiana’s dental school the newest Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) class is composed of an equal number of males and females: 52 men and 52 women.

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New IU Dental School Center to Serve as Hub for Dental Implant Education, Services

August 19, 2011 — The Indiana University School of Dentistry Implant Center has been established to help facilitate a wide variety of dental implant services offered by the school and to give patients, community practitioners, and manufacturers a starting point when turning to the school for services, education, and research opportunities.

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IU Dental School Professor and Administrator Jeffrey Dean to Head the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Jeffrey A. DeanJuly 19, 2011 — Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, MSD, Indiana University School of Dentistry executive associate dean and associate dean for faculty affairs, has been named to oversee the nation’s dental certifying board for the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

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Dental Student Helps Create National Association for Ethics, Professionalism

Ewelina CiulaJuly 18, 2011 — School of Dentistry student Ewelina Ciula, a member of the Class of 2013, represented the school recently at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles during a meeting to lay the groundwork for the creation of a new organization with dental school chapters that will focus on ethics and professionalism development.

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International Journal Honors Dental School Professor for Best Scientific Article

Sean LiuJuly 14, 2011 — Dr. Sean Liu, assistant professor of orthodontics, is one of Indiana University School of Dentistry's youngest professors and newest faculty, but the global orthodontics community is already taking notice of him.

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IU Dental School Establishes New Office for Civic Engagement and Health Policy to Manage Expanding Role School Plays in Community

Karen YoderJuly 7, 2011 — Three Indiana University School of Dentistry professors with extensive experience in community dentistry have received new administrative responsibilities as the school strives to keep abreast of a community engagement program that has grown both swiftly and substantially over the past decade.

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IU Dental Professor Christianne Guba Is Appointed Dental School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

 Christianne J. GubaJuly 6, 2011 — Longtime Indiana University School of Dentistry faculty member Christianne J. Guba, D.D.S., M.S.D., has been named to a newly established leadership position that will for the first time bring all of the school’s academic programs under the administration of one office.

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Chancellor Appoints Ward Executive Director of IUPUI Center for Research and Learning

Richard WardMarch 30, 2011 — IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz today announced the appointment of Richard E. Ward, Ph.D., as the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Learning (CRL).

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