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UT System Honors Dr. Hecht, 6 Others from UTHealth

Jacqueline Hecht, PhD

Jacqueline Hecht, PhD

Seven University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) faculty members – including the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean for Research Jacqueline Hecht, PhD – have been elected to The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education, an organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence. 

She will be the sixth member of the UTSD faculty in the Academy, along with Dean and Distinguished Teaching Professor John A. Valenza, DDS; Distinguished Teaching Professor and Former Dean Catherine M. Flaitz, DDS, MS; Professor Paula O'Neill, EdD; Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Leslie Roeder, DDS, MS; and Professor John McMahon, PhD, MS. Read more

 

UTSD Researchers Test New Implant Designs to Improve Denture Comfort

Dr. Kiat-amnuay

Dr. Weltman

Dr. Kiat-amnuay

Dr. Weltman

An experimental dental implant design which could improve the comfort and retention of dentures will be put to the test in a patient study funded by a recent grant to University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston researchers.

The principal investigator is Sudarat Kiat-amnuay, DDS, MS, associate professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, with co-principal investigator Robin Weltman, DDS, MS, associate professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene. Additionally, Associate Clinical Professor Steven Vaughan, DDS, and Le Giao, DDS, a periodontics resident, will assist as investigators.  Read more

 

Dental Student Elected to HDA Board of Trustees

Martha Orozco

Martha Orozco

Third-year dental student Martha Orozco of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has been elected to the Hispanic Dental Association’s Board of Trustees for 2013. She will be the liaison between the HDA and its Hispanic Student Dental Association chapters, which are the future of HDA.

Additionally, Orozco will participate in regularly scheduled Board of Trustee conference calls, attend the HDA Strategic Planning Meeting in Boston, and assist with the HDA Annual Session in September.

UTSD Hispanic Student Dental Association Faculty Advisors Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, and Graciela Hernandez, DDS, MSD, commended Orozco for the appointment and noted that she is the fifth UTSD student to serve on the HDA Board of Trustees. Read more

 

15 Complete New Faculty Orientation at UTSD

The New Faculty Orientation class photo includes (from left, front row) Dr. Ruben Sauceda, Dr. Lina Vega; Ruth Conn, RDH; Dr. Lulu Li, Dr. Debra Stewart, Dr. Yasmine Haddad and Dr. Daniel Ho. Second row from left are Dr. Kalu Ogbureke, Dr. Trevor Treasure, Dr. Ben Warner, Dr. Gary Badger, Dr. Cameron Jeter, and Dr. Phaedra Harbaugh. Not pictured are Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven and Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Aarup. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

The New Faculty Orientation class photo includes (from left, front row) Dr. Ruben Sauceda, Dr. Lina Vega; Ruth Conn, RDH; Dr. Lulu Li, Dr. Debra Stewart, Dr. Yasmine Haddad and Dr. Daniel Ho. Second row from left are Dr. Kalu Ogbureke, Dr. Trevor Treasure, Dr. Ben Warner, Dr. Gary Badger, Dr. Cameron Jeter, and Dr. Phaedra Harbaugh. Not pictured are Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven and Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Aarup. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

Fifteen newly appointed faculty members of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston successfully completed a seven-week orientation program introducing them to the school. The group met weekly for presentations by a variety of UTSD faculty and staff members, covering everything from teaching in the clinics, research opportunities, continuing education, using the library and instructional media services, to mentoring, conflicts of interest, maintaining CVs, etc.

Led by Interim Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs Ray Koeppen, DDS, MBA, the orientation was designed to help the new faculty members work successfully at the School of Dentistry and the health science center. New faculty participants by department included:  Read more

 

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