Texas A&M School of Dentistry

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Dental school dean speaks out on hot topic in Dallas: water fluoridation

Each time the debate surrounding community water fluoridation surfaces, faculty and alumni of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry take measures to ensure the oral health of the Dallas community. On Jan. 28, Dallas City Council members voted once again to ... Read More

Vickie Thompson, director of dispensary operations

Thompson retires from TAMBCD

In her 31 years at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Vickie Thompson has held many titles, from secretary of operative dentistry to executive administrative assistant of restorative sciences, but most know her in her role as director of ... Read More

Management of Central Giant Cell Granuloma with Subcutaneous Denosumab Therapy

Central giant cell granuloma is a rare, aggressive lesion that occurs almost exclusively in the mandible, with treatment traditionally focused on inhibiting osteoclasts, which are responsible for absorbing bone. An article published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal ... Read More

Junior Osinde, left, talks with Dr. Stephen Crane during Operation Lone Star in Mission, Texas, in August 2014.

Osinde honored with Betty J. Scott Scholarship

A high school sports accident sparked this fourth-year dental student’s initial interest in the profession. Motivation and a heart for serving others has gotten him this far — and helped him glean honors along the way. It was purely by accident ... Read More

L to R: TDA Smiles Foundation board member, D1 Lauren Brubaker, D1 Tianne Yarbrough, Dean Lawrence Wolinsky

Brubaker and Yarbrough receive TDA Smiles Foundation Scholarship

Each year two first-year dental students are awarded the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation Scholarship, a $1,000 award. What is most interesting about the recipients is that they are selected in large part because of achievements earned before starting at ... Read More


Dental students create awareness for importance of advocacy

A group of dental students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry is creating unique learning experiences for their peers that they might not otherwise receive in the clinic or classroom. The topic: how state and federal legislation impacts ... Read More

Jan. 22, 2015 Blood Drive Flier

TAMBCD to host blood drive on Jan. 22

Students, faculty, staff and members of the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry community are invited to participate in a Carter BloodCare blood drive. Details When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22 Where: Sixth Floor Foyer, TAMBCD ... Read More

Pediatric dentistry resident Dr. Benjamin Curtis discusses with his young patient what will soon happen with her teeth.

New partnership amps up dental care for youngsters in East Dallas

Seven people huddle around their young patient, the first of the day, but the little girl doesn’t seem to mind. No older than 5 or 6, she lays still, relaxed, a plush mallard duck tucked under one arm, as the ... Read More

Dr. David McCarley, a TAMBCD alumnus and Texas Dental Association president

Dr. David McCarley, Class of 1981

Dr. David McCarley, a 1981 alumnus who was serving as president of the Texas Dental Association, passed away Jan. 4. An active participant in organized dentistry his entire career, McCarley served as the youngest elected TDA board member starting in ... Read More

Chelsea Hooper, alumna of the TAMBCD Summer Predental Enrichment Program

Spotlight on summer enrichment program alums

Q&A: The road to dentistry with Chelsea K. Hooper Chelsea Hooper is a senior business fellows and biology double major at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her interest in the dental profession began early. It was through attending courses like ... Read More