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.

UConn Funds Five COVID-19 Research Projects, Announces Additional Funding

October 2, 2020

The Office of the Vice President has announced five awards to researchers as part of its new internal funding program to address the urgent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UConn Health Remembers 9/11 Nineteen Years Later Virtually

September 11, 2020

This year on September 11 the UConn Health community gathered virtually together online to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The remembrance ceremony was livestreamed of the event participants and guest speakers social-distancing in-person in the large Academic Rotunda at UConn Health paying their annual tribute to the thousands of lives lost that day.

UConn Researcher Developing ‘Blood-to-Answer’ Method for Early HIV Detection

September 10, 2020

UConn Health professor of biomedical engineering Changchun Liu, Ph.D., has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a simple, rapid, affordable HIV testing device.

Bright White Coats and Futures: 160 UConn Medical and Dental Students Arrive

August 21, 2020

The annual White Coat ceremonies for UConn School of Medicine and UConn School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2024 were still held on Aug. 21 with social-distancing precautions and live-streamed video broadcasts to faculty, family and friends. Not even a pandemic stopped the medical and dental schools from safely celebrating the time-honored tradition.

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.

‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Movement

June 11, 2020

UConn medical and dental students, alumni, residents and faculty are among the estimated 1,000 demonstrators who recently marched in Hartford.