Miles for Smiles initiative pulls in $10,000 for college’s social services fund
Miles for Smiles, an initiative of the Pre-Dental Association at UT Dallas, has grown exponentially each year, and the fourth annual runathon was no exception. On May 24, the undergraduate student organization presented the college with a check for $10,000 to put toward the Baylor College of Dentistry Social Services Dental Care Fund, which offers interest-free loans to qualified patients to help them complete their treatment.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rohan Rana; Fatemen Nakhaie Sistani; Leeanna Bartlett, director of social services; Mehrad
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For early-bird specials, register now for 2012 Smile Walk and Run
The 2012 Smile Walk and Run fundraiser has a new location, date and pricing structure. Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas, registration prices for the 5K run are as follows:
June 1 – Oct. 2: $30
Oct. 6, Race Day: $40
Those 18 years and younger can register for a $20 fee.
The college and Baylor Oral Health Foundation are among several sponsors for the fundraiser, which benefits Community Dental Care, including:
- Henry Schein;
- Griffin Dental Lab;
- Structures & Interiors;
- Higginbotham & Associates; and
- The Alliance of Dallas County Dental Society.
The college’s most recent hires
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Need continuing education hours? Two more seminars to be offered in June.
The first continuing education course, “Patient Management of Intrascapular and Extrascapular TMD,” will be Friday, June 15. Dr. Steven Bender, a 1986 alumnus who maintains a private practice devoted to dental sleep medicine and pain management of the head and face, will present the lecture, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The second course is slated for June 22 – 23 and is geared around dental implant treatment options for completely edentulous patients. Drs. Jorge Gonzalez, assistant professor and director of the college’s Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and Gilbert Triplett, Regents Professor and vice chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery, will present the course.
For more information on both courses and to view July workshops, go to the college’s continuing education website.
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