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Announcements - Jan/Feb 2010

Dr. Jeff Siebert '99The dental community will come together to help Dr. Jeff Siebert in his continuing effort to overcome a recurrent malignant condition. Siebert, a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, has been hospitalized at Baylor University Medical Center for weeks. He has required numerous blood and platelet infusions. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 16 during the Dallas County Dental Society general membership meeting, Carter BloodCare will be taking blood donations to replenish Siebert's blood-use deficit. After the account is even, the remaining units will be available to DCDS members, their families and staff during 2010. The donation process takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Carter Bloodcare logoIf you would like to donate, please click on the Carter BloodCare icon, complete the information and e-mail it to Cheryl@dcds.org or call
972-386-5741. The event will be at the DCDS offices at 13633 Omega Road in Dallas.

Renew your CPR certification: The next health care provider CPR courses will be on:

                Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.
                Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.
                Wednesday, March 3 at 1 p.m.
                Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m.
                Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
                Tuesday, March 16 at 1 p.m.
                Friday, March 26 at 9 a.m.

Please call Gracie Perez, patient service manager, at Ext. 8388 or come by Room 107 to register.

Black History Month program:  The Student National Dental Association invites all students, faculty and staff to a celebration on Feb. 22 at noon in Beasley Auditorium at Baylor University Medical Center. 

Black History Month graphic"The SNDA is presenting a program with a variety of entertainment that will appeal to everyone" says Aja Thompson, third year dental student and SNDA president.  Audience members can look forward to performances by dancers from Lincoln High School and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a local poet and the "a capella" choir from Lincoln High School. 

For more information please contact Aja Thompson at atthompson@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Service awards ceremony:
The recognition for 2010 recipients is scheduled Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. on the 6th floor.

Staff Forum meetings scheduled: The Staff Forum meeting dates for 2010 are April 6, June 1, Aug. 3, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7.  All meetings are hosted in Room 605 and last one hour.

Date to remember:

March 1-5:  Spring semester recess


Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. Robert Bruce "Bob" Wiggs, adjunct professor and veterinarian at HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry, who passed away Nov. 29. Wiggs also served on the college's institutional animal care and use committee. 

Condolences to the family of Charles Pride, technician in environmental services, whose wife, Dyann Pride, passed away Dec. 7. Services were held Dec. 11 in Dallas.

Sympathy is offered to the family of Dr. Mark Gannaway, associate professor in restorative sciences, upon the death of his mother, Dortha Mae Gannaway, on Jan. 13.