School of Dentistry Dean Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, Ph.D. has agreed to lend his expertise to the additional role of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education, a position recently vacated by Carrie Byington, M.D., in favor of a move to Texas A&M University to head their Health Services and College of Medicine.... Read More
The Future of Dentistry: Transforming Scholars into Leaders
The University of Utah's School of Dentistry’s mission is to improve the oral and overall health of the community through education, research, and service based on: academic excellence; exceptional, compassionate, and innovative patient-centered care; research to advance knowledge and continually improve oral health; community collaboration, enrichment, and service; and leadership.
First Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree Coming in 2017
The University of Utah School of Dentistry will grant its first DDS degree in 2017.
To say that Lilliam Pinzón is a multitasker would be an extreme understatement. She is a research assistant professor in the School of Dentistry and section head for Public Health and Global Health. Since 2005, she’s completed a MS degree, a post-doctoral fellowship, a MPH degree, and advanced training in clinical research. She’s developed seven courses at the School of Dentistry and serves on 10 committees. And somehow she still finds time to work on her research on oral health in underserved populations in Mexico and Columbia. But this career path is where she has always wanted to be. “My main dream was always to be what I am,” Pinzón stated. “Since I was really little, I told my mom that I wanted to be a dentist.” ... Read More
With a focus on population health, the new dean of the School of Dentistry, Rory Hume, D.D.S, Ph.D., stands ready to re-envision oral health in Utah.... Read More
When dentist Dr. Lilliam Pinzón looked into the mouth of a 5-year-old child, she saw 15 of his teeth had cavities. As with all her patients in Tijuana, Mexico, the boy had HIV and was enrolled in her study testing which of two dental filling compounds was more appropriate for underserved children.... Read More
Wyatt Rory Hume, D.D.S., Ph.D., took the reins of the University of Utah School of Dentistry on May 15. We sat down with the new dean to get to know him and his philosophy.... Read More
Award honors D'Souza for her internationally regarded research into tooth development and genetics.... Read More