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Orpheus Triplett Named Assistant Dean of Community Oral Health and Outreach for UTHSC College of Dentistry

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In 2014, Orpheus Triplett was hired by the College of Dentistry as director of Community Relations and Outreach to foster relationships with organizations throughout the community. In that role, he established relationships with Head Start, Agape Child and Family Services, New Horizon Apartments, Red Door Ministries, daycare centers, and senior citizen and nursing homes, all… Read More


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320 Children Provided Free Backpacks and Health Care Resources During Back To School Family Affair at UTHSC

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More than 320 students received free medical screenings, immunizations, and health information Saturday at the 31st annual Back to School Family Affair put on by Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Faculty, staff, and students from multiple colleges at UTHSC were on hand, to offer oral health education, eye… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Increasing Availability of Dental Care by Expanding Continuing Education Opportunities

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is preparing to increase the number of registered dental hygienists and dental assistants it certifies to perform some restorative or prosthetic functions, including placement of fillings, temporaries for crowns, and making impressions for various fixed and removable dental procedures. The goal is to… Read More


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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