TAMBCD celebrates new graduates
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry's Commencement Exercises were held on
Friday, May 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony
Center in Dallas.
We are proud of the achievements of the 2013 classes, and congratulate them all.
Read more, and see the graduation webcast on-demand on the Graduation 2013 website.
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50 years later
The Class of 1963 returns to campus to get a firsthand look at what’s changed at TAMBCD. Has anything stayed the same?
Dr. George Richards organized the 50-year reunion and describes with fondness the belt-driven drill.
"We used to have a handpiece attached to a belt that went up and around to an
engine. We had a foot pedal to drive it,” he says. “The
further we pushed, the faster the engine would drive to turn the
handpiece. We didn’t sit down. We stood up.”
That’s not to say that change wasn’t on the horizon. Richards did use
a high speed handpiece before he graduated dental school — once, his
In some ways, the Class of 1963 picked the perfect day to tour the
dental school. On Jan. 18, the clinics were closed so students and
faculty could attend the Southwest Dental Conference. This meant that
the 20 alumni and spouses got to take an unhurried, in-depth tour of
campus, seeing much of the dental school that has so changed over the
Read the full story in the Baylor Dental Journal Online →
Dental Hygiene turns 100
What began a century ago as a fledgling class in southwestern Connecticut has since grown into a dynamic profession.
On Jan. 17, approximately 100 dental hygienists from across Dallas
the Southwest took pause to celebrate the profession during a reception
at Omni Dallas Hotel’s West End Lounge. The occasion wasn't just limited
to students, alumni or faculty of Caruth School of Dental Hygiene. It
was scheduled during the 2013 Southwest Dental Conference in Dallas so
dental hygienists from across the country could attend.
Less than two weeks later, the celebration continued with a Jan. 28
reception for Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
students, faculty and staff, complete with cake and refreshments.
As dental hygiene celebrates 100 years in the U.S., here’s a closer
look at how the profession got its start and blossomed into what it is
Read more in the current issue of
Baylor Dental Record Online
Pictures from this year's TDA meeting in San Antonio
Susan Mitchell Jackson, Executive Director, Communications, Advancement
& Alumni Relations and Lori Dees, Stewardship & Alumni Relations
Dr. Omar Mendez ’04, Dr. Carmen Smith ’96, Ms. Susan Mitchell Jackson, Ms. Lori Dees, Dr. Jon Clemetson ’02
Incoming Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association President,
Carmen Smith ’96,Baylor College of Dentistry Immediate Past President,
Dr. Jon Clemetson ’02
Support Your Alumni Association
All graduates become full members of the Baylor College of
Dentistry Alumni Association.
BCD Alumni Association provides a variety of opportunities for alums to
stay connected with the school and each other. To find out more about
the BCDAA and how you get involved, visit the association’s website at http://alumni.bcd.tamhsc.edu or call the alumni relations office at the college at
BCD Alumni Association members are
exceptional professionals and are leaders in local, state and national
dental organizations. Our alumni also are active volunteers in their
communities through local government, nonprofit organizations, places of
worship, schools, etc. Many alumni come back to the school to teach
while maintaining outside dental practices. Others mentor prospective
dental students or volunteer as members of our alumni or foundation
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