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The submission deadline for the November issue is Oct. 10. 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 get more information, e-mail Amber Thomas at akthomas@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Faculty members can access new, powerful 3D software from the Department of Biomedical Sciences.  Dr. Lynne Opperman and Dr. Paul Dechow have acquired three new software packages – Mimics, Geomagic, and Algor. Mimics is a rendering tool for 3D visualization of CT and MRI images. Faculty can read more about it at www.materialise.com. Geomagic reconstructs scan data (from teeth, mandibular and maxillary arches) to assist in designing crowns, implants and orthodontic appliances. Preview it at www.geomagic.com/en/products/dental. Algor, seen at www.algor.com, is software for finite element analysis that can be used for the modeling, simulation and visualization of craniofacial structures. The software requires a high level of expertise and Dechow and Mr. Uriel Zapata are already well-trained in them.  If you are interested in accessing the software, or are interested in collaborative projects, please contact either Dechow at ext. 7229 or Opperman at ext. 8134.

SECC LogoThe State Employee Charitable Campaign
concludes with two events this month. The SECC coffee and bake sale is Oct. 16 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the atrium. The SECC pumpkin decorating contest and silent auction is Oct. 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the atrium. Proceeds from both events will benefit the State Employee Charitable Campaign.

Employees can give to the SECC until Oct. 31 by submitting pledge forms to the human resources office in room 524 or by logging into HRConnect and clicking on SECC Enrollment. Employees can learn more about the SECC by e-mailing the college’s SECC co-chairs: Dale Lewis at dlewis@bcd.tamhsc.edu or Angela Hickman at ahickman@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Children ages 6-14 can get free sealants and cleanings Nov. 8. The Asian-American Dental Society is once again offering its biannual dental sealant and prophy day on Saturday, Nov. 8. The services will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the pediatric clinic on the college’s second floor. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Scott Eckhart at 214-828-8400, ext. 4699.

CookbookCookbooks are coming: The Employee Activity Organization has compiled What’s Cooking at BCD, a cookbook of recipes from faculty, staff and their friends and family. The 300-page cookbook is spiral-bound and features more than 600 recipes. EAO members say the cookbook will be on sale in the atrium just in time for the holidays. An e-mail will announce the book’s price and arrival later this month.

Join HSC-BCD for Toy Drive 2008! The college has once again joined Community Partners of Dallas’ annual toy drive to fulfill the holiday wishes of abused and neglected children in Dallas. In November, the communications office will receive 75 individual wish cards. Each will list a child’s name, personal information and wish. Most wishes range from $10 to $20. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate and will be notified by e-mail when the wish cards arrive.

Community Partners of Dallas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to Dallas County Child Protective Services. Last year the program served more than 5,500 children, providing each child two toys.

The annual EAO craft fair is Nov. 21. The Employee Activity Organization has planned its annual craft fair Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the basement. A silent auction also is planned in the atrium that day.

The college’s centennial history book
is for sale for $64.95 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 www.bcd.tamhsc.edu/centennial/downloads/bookorder.pdf, fill it in and return to the Department of Communications and Institutional Advancement in Room 522.