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The University of Utah 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.

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The University of Utah School of Dentistry will grant its first DDS degree in 2017.

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Dr. D'Souza to Assist Surgeon General Report on Oral Health
Dec 13, 2018

Dr. D'Souza to Assist Surgeon General Report on Oral Health

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee recently announced the commission of a Surgeon General’s Report presenting prominent issues affecting oral health. The report will document progress in oral health in the twenty years since the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, identify existing knowledge gaps, and articulate a vision for the future. Dr. Rena D’Souza was selected as a plenary speaker on a panel of five experts who presented overviews on oral health across the lifespan; impact on communities; addiction and substance use disorders, and, workforce needs. Dr. D’Souza addressed an audience of about 200 key stakeholders at the listening session held in Washington DC on November 26-27, 2018. She explained how knowledge in the emerging fields of science and technology can transform oral health. Dr. D’Souza described the transformative power of big data, artificial intelligence, deep learning, digital technology, genomics, microbiome research, cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine initiatives. She explained how such advances are driving exciting research in multiple disciplines of the oral health sciences. ... Read More

AADR Elects Olga J. Baker as AADR Treasurer
Dec 05, 2018

AADR Elects Olga J. Baker as AADR Treasurer

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Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Olga J. Baker, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, to serve as the next AADR Treasurer. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 97th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ... Read More


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