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.
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
I am pleased to share with you an exciting development from the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Effective today, you can read college news and updates on your alma mater's newly designed web publication, NewsStand.
This site was created with the TAMBCD community in mind. In one centralized news hub, NewsStand's content will include information that formerly was found in the Baylor Dental Record Online 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, NewsStand 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
I hope you will enjoy using this new resource as much as I will. 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.