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Is your child a current or former HSC-BCD student? 

The Office of Communications and Development needs input for a story currently in the works. We are interested in hearing from staff and faculty members whose children are current students or graduates of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry. Let us know if you are in this group so you can be included. Contact Melissa Branyan at mbranyan@bcd.tamhsc.edu or call 214.828.8358.

Singers wanted

musicThe holidays are right around the corner, and music is the perfect complement to the season. That’s why Biomedical Sciences Chair Rena D’Souza and Associate Dean for Finance Juanna Moore are organizing a singing group to add to the holiday festivities at BCD this year.

They are looking for a few good singers – both men and women – to combine their talents and have a good time singing familiar holiday music together. If you are interested, the first rehearsal will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 605.  A variety of music will be included. 

Faculty, students and staff are all invited to participate. Contact Sara Wartes in the Dean’s Office SWartes@bcd.tamhsc.edu or Joyce Tucci in biomedical sciences at JTucci@bcd.tamhsc.edu to let us know you are coming and what part you sing, or just come to the first rehearsal.

Hallmon to retire in 2008

Dr. William Hallmon, professor and chair of periodontics, has announced his intention to retire in Dec. 2008. A search committee headed by Dr. Janice DeWald, professor and chair of dental hygiene, has been appointed by Dr. James S. Cole, HSC-BCD dean, in order to identify a suitable candidate to replace Hallmon as department chair.

2007 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship scheduled Oct. 16 at HSC-BCD

The annual Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the sixth floor. Dr. Ivar Andreas Mjör, professor of operative dentistry and Academy 100 eminent scholar at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Fla., will be the invited speaker. The lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as the general public. An hors d’oeuvre reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. before the one-hour lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. One hour of continuing education credit is provided at no cost. For more information, contact Lori Dees in the communications and development office at Ext 8471 or ldees@bcd.tamhsc.edu. 

Join HSC-BCD for Toy Drive 2007!

ToysHSC-BCD has joined with Community Partners of Dallas’ annual toy drive. In November, the communications office will receive 50 individual wish cards listing a real child’s name, personal information and wish. Most wishes range from $10 to $40.

Community Partners of Dallas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the case workers of Dallas County Child Protective Services. Last year, because of the generosity of individuals and organizations like HSC-BCD, the program served more than 4,400 children and provided them each with two toys.

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!!

Centennial: 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.   

Submission deadline for the December/January 2008 issue is Nov. 21. 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. The November issue of the BDR is dedicated to the HSC-BCD Service Award recipients.  To submit news or for more information, send an e-mail to mbranyan@bcd.tamhsc.edu


Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. James Edward Makins, former assistant professor and director of continuing education, who passed away Sept. 16. Services were held Sept. 21 in Dallas.

Condolences are extended to the family of Dr. Stan Richardson, senior lab coordinator in orthodontics, whose mother, Gwendoline May Richardson, passed away Sept. 5.  Services were held in Coventry, UK.