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College of Dentistry Commencement Honors Service Members

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When Randy Bagay walked across the stage today during the College of Dentistry’s commencement ceremony to take his military oath of office, he received a standing ovation. Three months ago, while completing his last semester as a dental student, Bagay was diagnosed with leukemia. A native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis, Bagay… Read More


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UTHSC To Award 852 Degrees During Spring Commencement Exercises

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will award degrees to 852 new health care professionals during its spring commencement ceremonies scheduled from May 7 through May 31. Each of the six colleges at UTHSC will hold a ceremony. The graduates include 119 from the College of Dentistry, 21 from the College of Graduate… Read More


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New Dental Hygiene Community Fund Helps Those in Need

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Lynn Russell knows that even a small gift can make a big difference in someone’s life. Last fall, she collaborated with the College of Dentistry, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and the Office of Finance to establish the Dental Hygiene Community Fund. The fund provides x-rays, dental exams, and cleanings for Memphians in… Read More


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Mom Was Motivation for Student Jack Kang to Pursue Dentistry

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  Jack Kang’s mother was his inspiration to pursue dentistry. “During her childhood, there was not enough emphasis on oral health, and as a consequence, she did not have the proper instruction to maintain her teeth,” Kang said. “When the dire state of her oral health became apparent, she learned about the numerous procedures that… Read More


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College of Dentistry American Student Dental Association Chapter Receives Multiple Awards at National Conference

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The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently took home four honors, the most awarded to a student chapter, at the national ASDA Annual Session Gold Crown Awards. The four awards followed three other honors presented to the UTHSC ASDA chapter at… Read More


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Former Public Health Tech Finds World of Options in Dentistry

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After she graduated from high school, Marie Alston went on to serve her country as a public health technician in the United States Air Force. She educated the community on communicable diseases and food safety. “I enjoyed working in the health care profession when I was in the Air Force,” Alston said. “Interacting and sharing… Read More


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College of Dentistry Give Kids A Smile Day 2019 Provides Free Dental Services Valued at $20,798

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On Thursday, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry welcomed 85 students from the Fields Roads and Whitehaven middle school campuses of Freedom Preparatory Academy for their annual Give Kids A Smile Day. Dentistry and dental hygiene students with supervision by faculty performed 958 free dental procedures valued at $20,798. This year… Read More


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Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Raise Almost $5,000 to Grant Wish for Young Boy

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The Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Department in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center raised almost $5,000 to grant a special wish for an Oklahoma boy. Teague Niebrugge, a seventh-grader at Dear Creek Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma, lost his vision at age five. His family later learned… Read More