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Assistant Surgeon General Visits UTHSC, Advocates Expanded View of Oral Health Profession

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Rear Admiral Timothy Ricks, DMD, MPH, the Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and Assistant Surgeon General, Monday urged students in the UTHSC College of Dentistry to focus on oral health as integral to overall health across the lifespan. “Part of my job is to impress on people the importance of oral health,”… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry Receives $80,000 to Expand Availability of Dental Care through Continuing Education Course

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently received $80,000 from the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry (TN AGD) in support of its continuing education program that helps expand dental care in the state. The funds will help support the Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) continuing education program,… Read More


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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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UTHSC Alumna Named First Female President of Tennessee Dental Association

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A 1982 graduate of the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the first female president of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) in its 152-year history. Terryl A. Propper, DDS, MS, recently assumed leadership of the 2,400-member TDA, a statewide voluntary association that represents the profession and the public it… Read More


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Delta Dental of Tennessee Donates $225,000 to UTHSC College of Dentistry for Equipment

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  Delta Dental of Tennessee has donated $225,000 to the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to help fund equipment needs in the college. Delta Dental President and Chief Executive Officer Philip Wenk, DDS, was at UTHSC in Memphis this week to present the gift to College of Dentistry Dean… 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 Adopts Tuition Reductions for Out-of-State Students for Certain Programs

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has adopted tuition reductions for out-of-state students in some of its programs for the coming academic year. Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will see reduced tuition rates for the coming academic year in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well… 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