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Knoxville Couple Give $1 Million to UTHSC College of Dentistry To Open Dental Training Center in Knoxville

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Dr. Walter and Lynne Fain of Knoxville, Tennessee, have made a major gift of $1 million to help the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry launch a dental training center in Knoxville. Dr. Fain, a longtime Knoxville dentist, recalls that in the fall of 2019 at a University of Tennessee, Knoxville football… Read More


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James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, PhD, Named Dean of UTHSC College of Dentistry

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Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, announced that James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD, has been named dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, effective August 1. Dr. Ragain was selected following a national search chaired by Dean of Pharmacy Marie Chisholm-Burns and Vice Chancellor for… Read More


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Covington Named Interim Dean of the College of Dentistry at UTHSC

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J. Stansill Covington III, DDS, MS, FRSM (London), has been named interim dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Covington, who previously has been associate dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, is the first alumnus of the college to serve as dean. A respected administrator and educator,… Read More


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College of Dentistry at UTHSC Reaccredited by American Dental Association

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  Dentistry Dean Timothy L. Hottel Moves to New Role as Director of Statewide Oral Health Initiatives for UTHSC The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, the nation’s largest dental association. The major programs in… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Provides $17,954 Worth of Free Dental Services to Middle School Students for 2017 Give Kids a Smile Day

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Students, faculty and staff of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry provided free dental services Thursday to 78 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students on National Give Kids A Smile Day. A total of 893 dental procedures worth $17,954 were performed during the  service event, one of many ways UTHSC annually… Read More


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Former Tennessee Governor Winfield C. Dunn Lauded as a ‘Key Mover’ in Growth of UTHSC College of Dentistry

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Former Tennessee Gov. Winfield C. Dunn has been “one of the key movers in the bricks and mortar, and truly, the transformation of this college from a good dental college to one of the best dental colleges in the United States,” Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, said during a ceremony honoring the former governor today… Read More


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UTHSC Students Make Beautiful Music Together

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As a first-year medical student at UT Health Science Center, Peter Duden missed music. He had played tuba in an ensemble as an undergrad. “I missed the challenge of public performances,” he said. So he reached out to his fellow students via email, hoping to find others who wanted to perform. At first, he didn’t… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Honors Drs. Phil Wenk and Justin Towner With 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry Alumni Association will give its 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Awards, the association’s highest honor, to the chief operating officer of Tennessee’s largest dental insurance company, and to a longtime Memphis periodontist who helped found the association. Philip Wenk, DDS ’77, president and CEO of Delta Dental… Read More