Association president announces college name change to alums
Dear Fellow Alumnus:
Yesterday evening (May 31, 2016) it was announced to the college’s faculty and through the Texas A&M University news site that Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s name was being changed to Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. Texas A&M Today post: http://today.tamu.edu/2016/05/31/texas-am-further-unifies-brand-with-college-of-dentistry-name-change/
The timing of the announcement was a surprise, but considering that we’ve been part of the A&M System for 20 years, we were not shocked. Dean Wolinsky and his senior administrators will work with the University and the Health Science Center to try to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Congratulations, new alums!
Save the Dates!
Please be sure and mark your calendars to hold the dates for the following three events!
Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association
During the Southwest Dental Conference
Friday, August 12, 2016 – 5:00 to 7:00 PM
The Omni Hotel Dallas – Room TBA
555 S. Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Caruth School Luncheon
The Caruth School of Dental Hygiene Luncheon
Friday, September 9, 2016
12:00 to 2:00 PM
Roberts Building -17th Floor – Folsom Conference Room
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
Texas Reception at ADA
Tri School Alumni – Texas Reception
During the ADA Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:30 to 7:30
Colorado Convention Center, Meeting room TBA
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
2015 SWDC Homecoming Reception and Class of ’65, 50th year reunion at Omni Hotel in Dallas
2015 Caruth School of Dental Hygiene Luncheon and Class of ’65 reunion
Beekeeping, tending cattle and managing a dental practice: It’s all in a day’s work for your alumni president.
From the bitter freezes of January to the sweltering stretches of July, inside the hive, it’s a steady 90-plus degrees. Or at least it should be. The bees need to maintain this temperature to survive.
In summer months, they’ll carry nectar in their mouths to the hive, regurgitate it, and flap their wings, helping the water to evaporate from the nectar, and in the process, providing natural air conditioning.
In the winter months, “heater bees” warm the hive’s close-knit quarters within the 14×18-inch wooden boxes.
These are just a few tidbits we get from Dr. Lee Kavanagh ’02, a part-time beekeeper and full-time dentist, who in May assumed presidency of the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Father and son orthodontists R.G. “Wick” and Moody Alexander can say they’ve set several generations of the city’s teeth on a straight path.
Drs. Alexander Orthodontics at 840 W. Mitchell St. has been in operation for 50 years, treating more than 17,500 children and adults.
Add to that the thousands of people who have benefited from Wick Alexander’s own Alexander LTS Bracket technique, which has been taught to orthodontists worldwide.
Alexander still instructs on his technique all over the world, and this year alone has visited China, Japan and Germany. The bracket-bracing system makes straightening teeth “a little easier and there’s less discomfort,” said Alexander. He is also a clinical professor of orthodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.
Q&A with Dr. Celeste Latham '97
Former Alumni Association president Dr. Celeste Latham ’97 tackles family life, career and leadership with focus that is far from single-minded.
By sharing responsibilities with family and colleagues, this professional and mother of two young children is able to achieve the balance she desires.
Read more on her life outlook and strategies in NewsStand.
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A New Source for What's Going on at TAMBCD
We are pleased to share with you an exciting development from the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. Effective today, you can read college news and updates on your alma mater's newly designed web publication, Dentistry Insider.
This site was created with our college's community in mind. In one centralized news hub, Dentistry Insider content will include information that formerly was found in the Baylor Dental Record Online, NewsStand as well as news articles and features from the college's magazine, the Baylor Dental Journal, which remains in print format.
The Record Online has been the college's dependable source for web news for more than 10 years. While the BDRO as we've come to know it is going away, Dentistry Insider will provide the same quality coverage with several distinct enhancements, including:
- daily/weekly postings, so you receive frequent, up-to-date information
- responsive design, so you can read college news articles on your computer, mobile device or tablet with ease
- weekly emails and RSS feed subscriptions, so you can be the first to know when TAMBCD developments break
We hope you will enjoy using this new resource. In the meantime, please direct any comments or questions to Jenny Fuentes in the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at 214.828.8358 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to send story ideas and/or news to Jenny as well.
Support Your Alumni Association
All graduates become full members of the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
The 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, call the alumni relations office at the college at 214.828.8202.
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 boards.