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Announcements

The submission deadline for the October issue is Sept. 12. 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.

The 2008 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship is Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The distinguished lecturer is Dr. Bob Brandjord, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Minneapolis, who will address community access to dental health care. Brandjord is a past president of the American Dental Association and an advocate for dental health care access in Minnesota. His hour-long lecture is preceded by a 5 p.m. reception on the college’s sixth floor. Both events are open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public. Although attendance at the lectureship is free, reservations are requested. Attendees can RSVP by contacting Lori Dees in the communications and institutional advancement department at Ext. 8471 or ldees@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

SMILEWalkIt’s not too late to join a team for the third annual SMILEWalk Sept. 27! SMILEWalk is a 5K fundraising walk at White Rock Lake that benefits the Children’s Oral Health Center. Once again, HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry has both a faculty and staff team and a student team participating. The staff and faculty team co-captains, Dr. Anthony Bolin and Lisa Harper Mallonee, and the student team captain, Faye Haggard, say it’s not too late to join a team!

There is no fee to participate, but walkers are encouraged to raise funding from family, friends and associates in support of the Children’s Oral Health Center. Walkers raising $100 or more will receive a SMILEWalk event T-shirt and a blue wristband that says, “I support oral health for kids.”

Interested staff and faculty can contact Bolin at kbolin@bcd.tamhsc.edu or Harper Mallonee at Ext. 8914 or lharpermallonee@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Students who want to get involved can contact Faye Haggard at fhaggard@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.

Residents and faculty: donate your old water baths or parallometers for current students to use. The restorative sciences department is asking faculty and residents to donate their water baths and Ney surveyors (parallometers) they used during school so that current students can use them in the preclinical removable prosthetics course. The items are tax deductible and donors will receive a receipt for each item donated. Dr. Sandra McCarthy is taking the donated items and will provide the receipts. For more information, contact her at smccarthy@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

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.

Obituaries

Condolences are extended to the family of Jennie Marie Grant, sister-in-law of Robert Grant in clinical affairs and daughter-in-law of Norma Grant in pediatric dentistry, who passed away Aug. 7. Services were held Aug. 17 in Garland.