Courtney Chandler

Thacker Receives High Honor in Periodontology

October 20, 2020

Dr. Sejal Thacker, assistant professor in-residence and graduate program director of Periodontics at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, received the prestigious Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Periodontology—one of the highest honors in the field of periodontics. “It’s like a dream come true for me,” said Thacker. “This award […]

Lalla Recognized for Excellence in Evidence-Based Dentistry

October 19, 2020

Dr. Rajesh V. Lalla, professor and associate dean for research at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, is the winner of the 2020 Evidence-based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award from the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). This prestigious national award recognizes a senior dental educator who has made significant […]

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent

October 19, 2020

Despite high risk of transmission of COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive according to a report published by the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Botox for TMJ Disorders May Not Lead to Bone Loss in the Short Term, But More Research is Needed on Higher Dose, Long-Term Use

October 2, 2020

Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers at NYU College of Dentistry and UConn School of Dental Medicine. However, they found evidence of bone loss when higher doses were used.  

Dental Students Perform Free Oral Screenings in Norwich

October 2, 2020

Students in the School of Dental Medicine were able to get hands on experience while serving the community during a free health event in Norwich, Connecticut.

After Developing CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases, UConn Researchers Validate Clinical Feasibility for COVID-19 Testing at Point of Care

September 18, 2020

A simple, low-cost method of detecting infectious disease is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology used by clinicians.

UConn Faculty Receive Federal Funding to Develop Self-Administered Microneedle COVID-19 Vaccine Technology

August 26, 2020

UConn researchers have developed a single-use microneedle technology they hope will help keep patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Receives NIH Grant to Study Oral Infection Through 2025, One of the Longest Running Grant Renewals in School of Dental Medicine History

August 11, 2020

Oropharyngeal candidiasis, or oral thrush, continues to be a clinically significant problem for patients with weakened immune systems.

Tip of the Iceberg: The Oral-Overall Health Link

July 22, 2020

The interprofessional nature of the education and research at the UConn School of Dental Medicine is part of a growing trend to better prepare every member of the health care team to treat the overall health of the patient.

UConn Dental Faculty Address Need for More Diverse Dental Workforce

June 24, 2020

Faculty at the UConn School of Dental Medicine are launching a program to build a more diverse workforce across multiple fields.

UConn Faculty Receive NIH Grant to Develop Smartphone Sensor to Detect Tooth Pain

June 9, 2020

UConn researchers are working to develop a smartphone app that can provide a quantitative assessment of toothache pain.