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News Releases for IU School of Dentistry

Dental pilot program targets children from low-income families in northwestern Indiana

 Dr. Angeles Martinez-Mier,February 11, 2013 — A pilot program using dental hygienists to prevent cavities in children from low-income families will be developed and tested in areas of northwestern Indiana that are most in need of dental services.

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IU School of Dentistry appoints first assistant dean for finance and administration

January 22, 2013 — Timothy P. Brown has been appointed IU School of Dentistry assistant dean for finance and administration, Dean John Williams announced.

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Journal article illustrates IU School of Dentistry's oral health policy program

Karen YoderJanuary 3, 2013 — An article published in the December issue of the Journal of Dental Education, a scholarly publication from the American Dental Education Association, examines a model for student involvement in oral health care advocacy and offers best practices for implementing the program at other institutions.

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Campus visionary is the force behind naming of IUPUI academic building

Dr. Maynard K. HineDecember 13, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the request to name the conference center portion of the former University Place Conference Center and Hotel after Dr. Maynard K. Hine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ first chancellor and a true campus visionary. The academic building will be named Hine Hall.

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IUPUI forum showcases commercialization and entrepreneurial opportunities

James Gladden at Enterprise ShowcaseDecember 11, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- The IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Showcase & Forum brought together researchers from across the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus Nov. 28 to present opportunities for collaborative business development with the outside world.

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New assistant dean in IU School of Dentistry will direct school's International Dental Program

November 29, 2012 — Melanie R. Peterson, a former longtime University of Louisville professor and administrator who joined the Indiana University School of Dentistry faculty in 2011 as director of hospital dentistry and the general practice residency, has been appointed the dental school’s assistant dean for admissions and students affairs, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. She has also been named director of an advanced-standing degree program for international dentists.

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Tackling tobacco addiction program for Madison area health care providers

November 16, 2012 — When an adult in the Madison area has an appointment with a physician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse or dental hygienist in the future, the health care provider is likely to bring up a new topic: tobacco.

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Michael Kowolik to lead IU School of Dentistry's expanded internationalization efforts

Michael KowolikNovember 12, 2012 — IU School of Dentistry Dean John Williams has turned to a faculty member with a diverse international background to lead the school’s expanded internationalization efforts.

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Tackling tobacco addiction topic of program for health care providers

November 1, 2012 — When an adult in the Richmond area has an appointment with a physician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse or dental hygienist in the future, the health care provider is likely to bring up a new topic: tobacco.

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Nappanee dentist Joe Baumgartner heads IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association board

Dr. Joe BaumgartnerOctober 31, 2012 — Dr. Joe Baumgartner, a civic leader in north central Indiana and practicing dentist in Nappanee for 33 years, has been elected president of the Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association board of directors.

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