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Dr. Ann McCann served on a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) off-site review committee, marking the second time she was asked to serve. Her team evaluated three medical campuses and, after reviewing the campuses’ self-study materials, met in Atlanta Nov. 4-5 to finalize its report. Another team of faculty members will make on-site visits to the campuses.

Biomedical Sciences

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Biomedical sciences faculty wrote the cover article for the October 2010 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Kramer PR, Puri J, Bellinger LL.  Knockdown of Fcγ receptor III in an arthritic temporomandibular joint reduces the nociceptive response in rats.  Arthritis & Rheumatism 62:3109-18, 2010.

Callis AN, McCann AL, Schneiderman ED, Babler WJ, Lacy ES, and Hale DS.  Application of basic science to clinical problems: Traditional vs. hybrid problem-based learning. Journal of Dental Education 74: 1113-1124, 2010.

Hutchins B., A self-testing guide to the bony features of the temporal bone. MedEd PORTAL; 2010 (in press)

Reuben JS, Dinh L, Lee J, Stateson J, Kamara H, Xian L, Opperman L. Bisphosphonates inhibit STAT3 phosphorylation and SOCS3 expression: Implication for their effects on innate immune function and osteoclastogenesis. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, accepted.  

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Dr. Jayne Reuben was named a reviewer for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology.

Dental Hygiene

Presentations

Lisa Harper Mallonee presented “What Does Diet Have to Do with Dentistry?” during the Texas Dental Alliance’s annual business meeting on Oct. 1.

On Oct. 9, Mallonee made two presentations that provided six continuing education hours to dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants at the University of California-San Francisco. On Nov. 5, she repeated the presentations for dental hygienists and dental assistants at Tyler Junior College in Tyler. The topics were “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body, Healthy Practice!” and “Fattening of America: What Does Dentistry Have to Do with It?”

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Lisa Harper Mallonee was selected to be one of two content advisors for the American Dietetic Association’s position paper, “Oral Health and Nutrition,” and on the American Dental Association’s position paper, “The Impact of Fluoride on Health.”

General Dentistry

Presentation

Dr. Stan Ashworth ’71 presented a continuing education program titled “Practical Applications of Digital Photography in the Dental Office” on Nov. 12. Sponsored by the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association, the program took place at The Texas A&M Health Science Center-South Texas Center in McAllen.

Orthodontics

Dr. Maryann Majdehi-Barnes Dr. Derk Frech
Dr. Maryam
Mojdehi-Barnes
Dr. Devek Frech

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The department welcomes two new clinical assistant professors. Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes ’97 (Ortho ’99) works in the TAMHSC-BCD orthodontic department Wednesday mornings before returning to her Allen practice. Dr. Devek Frech ’86 drives from his Wichita Falls practice to work at the dental school on Monday afternoons.

Public Health Sciences

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The department hosted a visiting professor, Dr. Shinji Toda, Oct. 14-15. He spoke about his research on the efficacy of fluoride before touring The Texas A&M Health Science Center-Baylor College of Dentistry and several extramural community outreach sites. Toda is an adjunct professor at Kanagawa Dental College in Yokosuka, Japan, and chief officer of oral health for the city of Kawasaki, Japan.


On Sept. 25, Dr. Stephen Crane and his wife traveled to North Little Rock, Ark., to participate in the Big Dam Bridge 100. As the largest cycling tour in Arkansas, the route crossed the Arkansas River on the world’s longest bicycle bridge. The Cranes finished the 34-mile route in about two hours.