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14 Complete New Faculty Orientation at School of Dentistry

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:38pm

New UTSD faculty who completed new faculty orientation include (front from left) Cristina Brown, RDH; Dr. Junichi Iwata, Dr. Ransome van der Hoeven, Dr. Ezzine Ogbureke; (back row from left) Dr. Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, Dr.  Yonca Korkmaz Ceyhan, Dr. Christina Clark, Dr. Fehmida Dosani, Dr. Nikola Angelov, Dr. Lincoln Edwards and Instructor Alix D’Angelo. Participants not pictured include Dr. Walid Fakhouri, Dr. Brett Chiquet and Dr. Carla Rogers.

New UTSD faculty who completed new faculty orientation include (front row from left) Cristina Brown, RDH; Dr. Junichi Iwata, Dr. Ransome van der Hoeven, Dr. Ezzine Ogbureke; (back row from left) Dr. Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, Dr.  Yonca Ceyhan, Dr. Christina Clark, Dr. Fehmida Dosani, Dr. Nikola Angelov, Dr. Lincoln Edwards and Instructor Alix D’Angelo. Not pictured are Dr. Walid Fakhouri, Dr. Brett Chiquet and Dr. Carla Rogers.

In seven sessions over three months, 14 new faculty members learned about academic life at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. The fall session of New Faculty Orientation covered faculty evaluation, promotion and tenure; academic affairs; simulation and virtual patients; clinic operations; educational resources; technology and informational resources; and research at the School of Dentistry.

New faculty members who participated included:

Department of Periodontics & Dental Hygiene
Cristina Brown, RDH, BSDH, Clinical Assistant Professor   
Nikola Angelov, Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics & Dental Hygiene

Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences
Junichi Iwata, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor
Ransome van der Hoeven, PhD, Assistant Professor
Lincoln Edwards, PhD, DDS, Associate Professor
Alix D’Angelo, MGC, Instructor and Genetic Counselor
Walid Fakhouri, PhD, Assistant Professor
Carla Rogers, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of General Practice & Dental Public Health
Ezzine Ogbureke, DMD, Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Rebeca Urquiola-Graham, DDS, Assistant Professor
Fehmida Dosani, DDS, MSD, Assistant Professor
Brett Chiquet, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics
Yonca Korkmaz Ceyhan, DDS, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor
Christina Clark, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor

The next series is tentatively planned for fall 2014. For more information, contact Karen Novak, DDS, PhD, associate dean for professional development and faculty affairs.