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Faculty promotions

Ten Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry faculty members have been approved for promotion and assumed new titles this summer.

Oral surgery clinic treats soldiers

When the 56th Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard was notified they would mobilize in August, soldiers across the state prepared for deployment to Iraq. Those preparations included caring for one thing that could prevent them from going: their teeth.

Renovations

Take a walk through the college and it’s likely you’ll see some renovations underway in the building. The facilities services department recently has been renovating the basement, second, fifth and seventh floors to provide more space, improve efficiency and maximize patient care.

SECC campaign

With high gas prices and tough economic times, fellow Texans need our help. From now until Oct. 31, HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry is participating in the State Employee Charitable Campaign to do just that.

Bridge to Dentistry

As Dr. Ernie Lacy, director of student development, describes them, HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry’s Bridge to Dentistry programs are a “pipeline” for students to enter dentistry. But she and others noticed the pipeline had a leak – until it was filled this summer by a new six-week program for fresh high school graduates.

OMS students honored

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty honored their summer volunteer dental students on Aug. 14 with the department’s 10th annual cookout. The volunteer students provided emergency care for patients with acute problems during the college’s five-week summer break. More than 25 students and their families enjoyed the cookout, hosted at the home of Dr. Marianela Gonzalez, undergraduate surgical education director.