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The Edward C. Hinds Symposium is a joint effort between the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, and the Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to offer a continuing education program that will offer valuable and practical information to surgeons.

Dr. Fehmida Dosani, a 2013 graduate of The University of Texas School of Dentistry Pediatric Residency Class, has received the James R. Roche Award of Excellence for achieving the highest score on the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She also received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award for scoring in the top 3 percent on the same exam.

The "Peabody Award" for the Outstanding Pediatric Resident in the 2013 Graduating Class has been awarded to Dr. Brett T. Chiquet.  Since graduating, Dr. Chiquet has become a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UTSD.  Dr. Chiquet spends 50 percent of his time doing research and the other 50 percent teaching postgraduate students.

A grant-funded collaboration between The University of Texas School of Dentistry's Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Texas Children's Hospital is bringing pediatric residents together with cardiology residents and fellows to enhance mutual understanding and improve patient outcomes. 

Four members of the Hispanic Student Dental Association — Anale Dovalina, Nina Pham, Angela Wan and Kimberly Paz — took part in the Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Health Fair on April 5.  The four are first-year dental hygiene students at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

Arsene Hanana, a third-year dental student from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, was chosen from hundreds of applicants nationwide to present a research poster at the American Student Dental Association’s annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this year.  Hanana presented “CD8aa++ Dendritic Cell on Down Regulation of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Inflammation,” based on his work with a special type of dendritic cell recently discovered by UTSD Professor Yahuan Lou, PhD, and others in collaboration with Professor Nadarajah Vigneswaran, BDS, DrMedDent, DMD, both of the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences.

The Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Society sponsored its annual Student Table Clinics April 8 at the Norris Conference Center in Houston. Approximately 50 dental hygiene students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Houston Community College – Coleman College of Health Sciences participated. With 15 table clinics competing, UTSD students won first, second and third place and took home prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second and $75 for third. The winners are: