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COVID-19 Controls In the Dental Practice

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, presented the transmission routes of COVID-19 and controls that should be followed in dental practice at Monday’s Coronavirus Online Symposium. The symposium brought together a variety of health care providers including physicians, nurses, and dentists, who spoke on their areas of expertise in mitagating the spread of… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Online Coronavirus Symposium

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More than 1,500 people registered for a two-hour online coronavirus symposium hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center today. Leaders from UTHSC’s College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as the Shelby County Health Department, shared the latest information on the development of the virus; its spread globally,… Read More


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College of Dentistry Using 3D Printers to Make Masks

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The UTHSC College of Dentistry has successfully created highly effective biologic filtration masks using a 3D printer used by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “We were having difficulty obtaining the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) N95 mask,” said Jeffrey Brooks, DMD, executive associate dean and associate dean of clinical affairs for the UTHSC… Read More


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Dentistry: Community Engaged Care

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Learn more about the College of Dentistry’s involvement in community engaged care in the latest issue of Dentistry Magazine. New ventures have launched including the opening of a pediatric dental clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, establishment of UT Smiles, a program designed to provide dentures to those in need, and expansion of continuing education… Read More


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College of Dentistry Gives Kids a Smile

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Middle school students from Freedom Preparatory Academy were all smiles during their visit to the UTHSC College of Dentistry Thursday, February 20th. Their visit was for the annual Give Kids a Smile Day, a national outreach of the American Dental Association, that provides free oral health services to underserved children in the community. “This event… Read More


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New UTHSC Pediatric Dental Clinic at Le Bonheur a Win for All

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UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, DDS, PhD, Wednesday said the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pediatric Dental Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a “win-win situation” for the university, for the hospital, and for the community. The dean was speaking at a “floss-cutting” (ribbon-cutting) ceremony that officially opened the new dental clinic located… Read More


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UTHSC College of Dentistry to Open Pediatric Dental Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will officially open a pediatric dental clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on December 11. A “floss-cutting” ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. at the clinic located in Suite L900 to the right of the main entrance of the hospital at 848 Adams.… Read More


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Levine New Director of Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic; Expands Clinic Focus to Treat Children with Sleep-Breathing Problems

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The new director of the Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center wants the community to know that there are multiple ways to treat sleep apnea in adults and children, and his clinic is dedicated to finding the right solution for each patient. Mitchell R. Levine, DMD, is board certified… Read More