University News: Dentistry
News and stories from Marquette featuring the School of Dentistry. For more news, visit the School of Dentistry website.

Service takes flight It’s a long way home for dental student Zazell “Zaz” Staheli

Marquette Magazine, Spring 2013

News release, April 19, 2013

The small Alaskan town of Kiana is 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. There are no roads to connect it to the more than 13 nearby villages. In this part of the world, the temperature can range from 60 degrees below zero to 90 degrees Fahrenheit at summer’s peak.

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On a mission: providing dental care in Tanzania’s refugee camps

Marquette Matters, Mar. 2013

News release, April 17, 2013

For Dr. Toni Roucka, assistant professor and pre-doctoral program director of general dentistry in the School of Dentistry, teaching the building blocks of dental care is more than a job — it’s a mission. Beginning in 2003, Roucka has taken her passion around the world by examining access to dental care.

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Marquette University to honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 25-27

News release, March 11, 2013

Marquette University will honor 53 accomplished alumni and friends for their personal achievements and support of the university during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 25-27. Short profiles of the honorees, including Alumnus of the Year Donald W. Layden, Jr., Arts ’79, Law ’82, are available on the Alumni National Awards website. The site allows individuals […]

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Dentistry expansion begins

Marquette Magazine, Winter 2013

News release, February 6, 2013

The Marquette University School of Dentistry broke ground for a 40,000-square-foot expansion. The new space will include a clinic housing 24 operatories, a larger faculty practice clinic, additional classroom space and a research lab. The addition will enable the school to increase its graduating class size from 80 to 100 students per year.

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School of Dentistry groundbreaking moves expansion from dream to reality

Marquette Matters, October 2012

News release, October 2, 2012

After years of planning, fundraising and collaboration, the university’s vision to expand the state’s only dental school will become a reality. A groundbreaking held Sept. 18, 2012, kicked off construction on the approximately 40,000-square-foot addition to the School of Dentistry building. The expansion is expected to be complete by fall 2013.

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Marquette dental school groundbreaking this Tuesday

News release, September 17, 2012

MILWAUKEE – A groundbreaking celebration for the Marquette University School of Dentistry building expansion will be held next Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the dental school parking lot, 1801 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Speakers include President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Dental School Dean Dr. William K. Lobb, Trustee Emeritus John Bergstrom, Wisconsin […]

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Dean’s message

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

So far, 2012 has been a good year for the Marquette School of Dentistry. Months ago, the dedicated faculty members who serve as our representatives on ADEA’s Commission on Change and Innovation committee decided to share more broadly with our colleagues in dental education our approach to educating dentists. The perspective they had gained from […]

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Far Ahead of the Curve

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Dr. Gary Stafford remembers how he and his colleagues became determined to shed some serious light on just what was going on at the Marquette School of Dentistry. They were attending an annual American Dental Education Association (ADEA) meeting of the Commission on Change and Innovation (see sidebar, page 5), listening to representatives from another […]

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New Dental Rounds Model Grounds Students in Science

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

When Dean William Lobb and the faculty designed a new curriculum for Marquette’s Dental School in 1999, evidence-based dental rounds were a centerpiece of the plan.

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Alumni awards

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Two outstanding Dental School alumni were honored during Marquette’s 2012 Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26-28. The annual event honors distinguished alumni from every college and school who embody the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette University.

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Allison Dowd: Inspired to Serve

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

You might think a full-time pediatric dentist and mother of two young children would be too busy to take on extra roles as volunteer, teacher and advocate within her profession. But Allison Dowd, D ’01, manages to make room in her schedule.

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Campaign update

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of our alumni and friends, we are pleased to report that the “Building for the Future” campaign now has commitments totaling more than $5 million. We need to secure the remaining $3 million in commitments by August 31 if we want a chance to break ground in September and […]

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Class notes

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

James R. Masuhr, D ‘62, this year celebrated his 50th anniversary as a practicing general/family dentist. Masuhr has maintained dental licenses in Wisconsin and California, where he currently practices out of Riverside County. He and his wife, Carole, have been married 52 years and have four children, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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All Smiles: Marquette Students Help Fight Childhood Tooth Decay

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

When Melissa Fischer, D2 student, noticed a 2-year-old girl sipping from a baby bottle filled with orange liquid, she seized the opportunity to educate the girl’s father about the importance of dental hygiene.

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Hooding & Graduation 2012

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Hooding & Graduation 2012

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Faculty and student accolades

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Research from Christopher Okunseri, associate professor of public health, was cited in the April 30, 2012 New York Times story “E.R. Doctors Face Quandary on Painkillers.” The story explored how emergency room (E.R.) health care providers deal with patients who may complain of tooth pain as a way to get narcotic prescriptions. Okunseri’s analysis of […]

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2012 William J. Gies Award

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

Dean William K. Lobb was recognized for his innovation as a dental educator with the coveted Geis Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement at the American Dental Education Association Annual Session and exhibition in Orlando, Fla., in March. Hundreds gathered at a reception at the Dental School to honor and celebrate with the dean.

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Class of 2012 President Can’t Help But Get Involved

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

When Jon Kelley, D ’12, arrived on the Marquette campus from Idaho, he told himself, “Okay, now, it’s time to stop.”

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In memoriam

Dental Images, Summer 2012

News release, September 11, 2012

The Marquette University community joins in prayerful remembrance of those who passed away between January and June 2012. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto them, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

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Marquette dental school expansion project moves forward

News release, August 30, 2012

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University School of Dentistry expansion project is moving forward, with construction expected to begin Sept. 4. “After many years of planning, fundraising and collaboration, our vision for the expansion will become a reality,” said President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. “We’ve been the state’s dental partner for the past 118 years. We look […]

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