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Rhodes BikeIn case you missed the Nov. 19 Dallas Morning News article, two HSC-BCD faculty members have ample reason to be proud of their high-achieving daughter. Sarah Miller, daughter of Drs. Amp and Barbara Miller, was named a winner of Oxford University’s Rhodes Scholarship. According to the Dallas Morning News article, she plans to study astrophysics.

HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry will host Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 20 in room 605. The event is sponsored by the college’s Student National Dental Association in recognition of Black History Month. Watkins’ presentation is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. The U.S. Navy will provide a complimentary lunch for the first 100 people who attend the program.

The Student National Dental Association needs walkers to participate in the first Dallas SNDA Oral Cancer Walk April 26. For more information, contact Jaime Burton at jburton@bcd.tamhsc.edu or Harold Kamara at hkamara@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

The Special Care Dentistry Association announces it will, for the first time ever, focus on clinical care with didactic and hands-on sessions during its 20th annual meeting March 14-16, 2008 in San Antonio.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics including continuum of care for the aging special-needs patient, oral and medical/physical conditions in disabled and/or older adults, clinical needs of patients with physical and cognitive disabilities, clinical care issues for high-risk patients, optimizing the team, maximizing the skills and training of dental hygienists, training the dental community to care for the aging special needs patient and direct care treatment techniques for the aged, cognitively impaired and medically compromised.

Special Care Dentistry Association is a unique international organization of oral health professionals and other individuals who are dedicated to promoting oral health and well being for people with special needs.

Participants who sign up before Jan. 31 will receive an early-bird discount. For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Peters Halligan at 210-567-3409 or log onto www.scdonline.org.

Submission deadline for the February 2008 issue is Jan. 18.  Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit professional and personal news for publication in the Baylor Dental Record Online, HSC-BCD’s online newsletter. To submit news or for more information, send an e-mail to mbranyan@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Breakers: A Coffee House and More is located on the B-level adjacent to the student lounge. The coffee bar offers a variety of drinks including coffee, tea, latte, espresso, frappuccino, smoothies and more. A percentage of the proceeds benefits HSC-BCD Student Council projects. Bring your own mug and save 25 cents on your coffee purchase!!

The college’s centennial history book is for sale in Room 522.  Baylor College of Dentistry: The First 100 Years includes great historic pictures of early dental school days and stories that you've never heard before. To order, download the order form at http://www.bcd.tamhsc.edu/centennial/downloads/bookorder.pdf, fill it in and return to BCD’s Office of Communications and Development in Room 522. 

Obituaries

Sympathy is extended to the family of Willie L. Johnson, retired supervisor in environmental services, who passed away in December. Services were held Dec. 15 in Dallas.

Condolences to the family of Jennifer Horn, patient services coordinator in general dentistry, whose father, Arthur Booth, passed away. Services were held in Winfield, Kan.