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Strong Smiles for Special Olympics Athletes

For the past two decades, UConn dental students have volunteered their time to provide dental care to Special Olympics athletes during the Summer Games.

Dental Students Help Beautify Hartford

UConn’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association once again spends its Spring Service Day helping preserve the city’s green space.

Teaching Children About Good Oral Hygiene

“These are excellent opportunities for students to be in the community providing prevention education and being role models for the younger students to learn about oral health care and also about how to be a dentist," said Dr. Sarita Arteaga, associate dean for students at the School of Dental Medicine.

The School of Dental Medicine Celebrates the Class of 2022

“On behalf of the entire School of Dental Medicine community, I congratulate each of our soon to be new graduates for completing, arguably, the most challenging and rigorous dental education program anywhere,” Dean Dr. Steven Lepowsky said.

Frank Nichols DDS, Ph.D. is a professor in the Division of Periodontology at UConn School of Dental Medicine.

2022 UConn Health Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Awardee Is Dr. Frank Nichols

“We are exceptionally appreciative of Dr. Nichols’ longstanding service to the UConn School of Dental Medicine. He is the epitome of what any school should desire of a faculty member and his record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and discovery, service and patient care is a model for many to emulate,” said Dr. Steven Lepowsky.

Dental Students Host Successful Blood Drive After Winning Wellness Grant

The blood drive had 43 open donation spots, with the goal of collecting 25 units from 25 donors. The students successfully collected 35 units—with 16 of the units being from first time blood donors.

Faculty Receives Presidential Award From Leading Dental Research Organization

“Dr. Mina’s contributions to the scientific community are exceptionally well known, as is her long and distinguished career in dental academia," said Dr. Steven Lepowsky, dean of the School of Dental Medicine.

Dental Faculty Recognized Internationally for Work in Oral Medicine and Oncology

"It continues to be my privilege to collaborate with my colleagues in oral medicine, oral oncology, and oncology both here in America and internationally," Dr. Douglas Peterson says.

The Class of 2024 is Ready For Patients

Forty nine second-year students, guided by the student practice leaders, donned fresh new white coats during this year's White Coat Transition ceremony.

Another Record-Breaking Year for the UConn School of Dental Medicine’s Research Program

In FY 2021, the School of Dental Medicine received its highest-ever level of research funding and retained its coveted number eight research ranking in total direct funding from the NIH.