Texas A&M School of Dentistry

Muzzin and Mash share Teacher of the Year honor a second time

It may have seemed like a case of déjà vu for some attending commencement on May 27. At the midpoint of the academic procession, Dr. Kay Mash and Kathy Muzzin strode down the aisle of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony ... Read More

Graduates sit in their seats during commencement exercises on May 27 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Commencement 2015

Each year students and residents at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry complete more than 100,000 patient appointments as part of their professional preparation. At the culmination of their education, they embark on the next stage of their careers to impact the future of dentistry. Read More

Altruism with ripple effects

Class gift to benefit patients and students In a move that benefits patients and future students simultaneously, the Class of 2015 collected donations from class members to fund a gift to Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Social Services ... Read More

Dr. Ross Pulver '14 and Dr. Lauren Carney '12

Challenging orthodontic treatment assumptions through research

Recent graduate students receive awards Orthodontists have long held the assumption that once a person stops growing, it is no longer possible to expand the roof of the mouth. Palatal expansion is sometimes done as part of orthodontic therapy to ... Read More

Dental tissue regeneration: Faculty collaborate to review synthetic materials

As nanotechnology continues to experience rapid development, a number of synthetic materials have been proposed for use in tissue regeneration. Faculty members Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, professor in periodontics, and Dr. Venu Varanasi, assistant professor in biomedical sciences, contribute to a textbook chapter ... Read More

AAE Honors and Awards Chairman Dr. Shepard Goldstein, left, and President Dr. Robert Roda, right, present Dr. Jordan Schweitzer with the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award at the AAE’s annual meeting in Seattle.

National honors for Schweitzer

Not long after Dr. Jordan Schweitzer began working as a faculty member in the dental school’s endodontic department, he had a vision in mind. He wondered if he might ever receive the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. Given by the ... Read More

This graphic lists statistics relating to the growing geriatric population in the U.S. with regards to dental needs.

Removing aging barriers in patient care

As much of the baby boomer generation approaches 65, the need for oral health care providers to be aware of the concerns of an aging population becomes paramount. While much of this population is active and healthy, barriers to care ... Read More

Alumni past-president Dr. Celeste Latham passes the gavel to new president Dr. Lee Kavanagh

Kavanagh assumes leadership of Alumni Association as focus expands to include students and recent graduates

Dr. Lee Kavanagh ’02 is the new president of the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association. A general dentist who practices in College Station, Texas, Kavanagh assumes the presidency from Dr. Celeste Latham ’97. The transition was recognized as nearly ... Read More

Dr. Steven Bender, 1986 alumnus

Dr. Steven Bender, Class of 1986

Dr. Steven Bender assumed the presidency of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain during the organization’s annual meeting, which was May 7-10 in Denver, Colo. Bender will serve one year in this role for the academy, which was formed in ... Read More

Legacy of Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship continues with 2015 recipient awards

The tradition of leadership and academic excellence at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry continues as more than a dozen first-year dental students received news that they will receive the Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship, a $1,000 award, for the 2015-2016 ... Read More