Courtney Chandler

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A dental resident in PPE assists a young patient at the UConn School of Dental Medicine clinic in West Hartford.

Dental School During a Pandemic: UConn Students Reflect on Challenging Year

Although the pandemic has changed the way students at the UConn School of Medicine do their work, it hasn't changed the fundamentals of patient care and learning at the heart of dental education.

A closeup of the tiny tips of the microneedles on the patch developed by UConn researchers.

Research Proves Viability of Injection-free Microneedle Technology for Single-Administration of Vaccines

UConn researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a microneedle technology that could make widespread vaccination easier and more effective.

Thacker Receives High Honor in Periodontology

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

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

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

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

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.

A computer-generated illustration of a coronavirus microbe

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

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

A purple-gloved hand holds the small microneedle patch that was developed at UConn

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

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

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