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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


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Fourth-Year Dental Student Says Being a Dentist Something to Smile About

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A visit to the orthodontist in Huntsville, Alabama, sparked Julian Brandt Smith’s desire to be a dentist. “I’ll never forget sitting in Dr. Charles Graham’s office, watching him move from patient to patient, a smile on his face every second,” Smith said. “I remember thinking, he looks like he genuinely loves what he does. When… Read More


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UTHSC Promotes Community Health at Block Party for Peace

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Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy provided health care services during the 13th annual Block Party for Peace last month. Founded by Tennessee Representative Antonio Parkinson, the annual event focuses on peace, community empowerment, education, and living a healthy lifestyle in the North Memphis… Read More


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Sick Leave Bank Benefits UTHSC Employee During Cancer Recovery

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Gary Rollins, DDS, didn’t realize he was sick. He felt fine, healthy even. He went in for a routine physical where blood work was performed and something came back suspicious. He was reassured that everything was probably fine, but that he should make an appointment with a specialist just to make sure. After that exam,… 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