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Amber K. Thomas has joined the department’s staff as communications specialist. She will serve as editor of the Baylor Dental Record online and welcomes news and story submissions. E-mail story ideas to her at: akthomas@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Dental Hygiene

Presentations

Two former dental hygiene graduate students presented research posters at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association annual meeting June 22-24 in Albuquerque, N.M. (underline indicates the presenter):

Muhney KA, Gutmann ME, DeWald JP, Campbell PR, McCann A, Schneiderman E. The prevalence of academic dishonesty in Texas dental hygiene programs. J Dent Educ 72: 213, 2008.

Nelms AP, Gutmann ME, DeWald JP, Campbell PR, Solomon E. What domestic violence victims want from the dental profession. J Dent Educ 72: 207, 2008.

Periodontics

Presentations

Dr. Garth Griffiths gave an oral presentation at the International Association for Dental Research’s 86th General Session and Exhibition in Toronto, held July 2 - 5.

The title of his presentation was “Bone Density Around Endosseous Implants in Patients Taking Alendronate (Fosamax®).”

In addition to his responsibilities on the clinical faculty, Griffiths is the assistant dental director at the Dallas VA Medical Center.