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$39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation Opens May 11 at UTHSC

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). The 45,000-square-foot, world-class building at 26 South Dunlap is dedicated to education, research, and professional… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumna Addressing Unmet Need in Dentistry

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Misha Garey, DDS, stepped right in when Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga needed a full-time dentist for its clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2007 University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumna, who moved to Portland, Oregon, shortly after graduating, did not initially realize the impact she would have by serving… Read More


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Glad He Chose Profession

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It’s a confidence thing, according to Bryan Goodman, who is in his last year of dentistry school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and it’s what excites him the most about becoming a dentist. “When patients are in my chair, I joke a lot with them, and that interaction is important to me,… Read More


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Zhang Driven By Love of Science To Improve Oral Health Research

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Yanhui Zhang, PhD, enjoys gaining scientific knowledge and improving public health through research. Currently, her focus is on oral health and how saliva influences it. “Saliva lubricates the oral cavity, protects the teeth by buffering the acids produced by bacteria, initiates digestion, and facilitates taste and speech,” she said. “It contains thousands of proteins and… Read More


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The Dentones of UTHSC Make Beautiful Music Together

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Three decades separate some of the members of one Memphis band, but when they’re on the stage together, you’d never know it. “There’s definitely no age gap when we are onstage,” said Mike Estivo, the band’s 31-year-old drummer. And it’s safe to say that more than age dissolves when The Dentones are rocking. Estivo is… Read More


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UTHSC’s Dental Sleep Medicine Center Offers Non-Invasive Solutions for Apnea

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Eleven years ago, dentist Alan Blanton was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The diagnosis eventually drew Dr. Blanton away from his private practice in Collierville and into his current position as director of the William F. Slagle Center for Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain in the College of Dentistry at the University of… Read More


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The American Student Dental Association University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chapter Named Most Improved Chapter By National ASDA

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The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chapter was recently named Most Improved Chapter among 66 chapters in the country during the ASDA Annual Session in Anaheim, California. “Our chapter has been a work in progress and started out as more of a fun dental fraternity,” said Taylor Enochs, UTHSC… Read More


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UTHSC Adopts Innovative Model for Student Mental Health Services

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When third-year medical student Hannah Ashitey was preparing for a major exam, she turned to the Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI) for help with her studies. Ashitey got more than just academic assistance, and she believes the help made a big difference in her success. “I went to SASSI and was… Read More