Texas A&M School of Dentistry

Macaque monkeys

Guys and gums

The surprising correlation among macaques, testosterone and men’s oral health Macaques are the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world. More than 20 species of these monkeys socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. ... Read More

After more than 15 years, Karbowski retires from TAMBCD

Barbara Karbowski, executive assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs, has a good reason for giving up her office space: the freedom of retirement. Her last day at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry is March 31. “It has ... Read More

Dr. Hershall Leinneweber

Smiles we remember: Dr. Hershall Leinneweber Jr.

“There’s a person attached to those teeth. Always remember that,” Dr. Hershall Leinneweber Jr. would tell his dental students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, gently guiding them in honing their chairside manners. Leinneweber, a 1970 TAMBCD graduate ... Read More

Dr. Amirali Zandinejad in his TAMBCD office

A new use for an existing material

TAMBCD professor receives Academy of Osseointegration honors for clinical innovation One of Dr. Amirali Zandinejad’s favorite aspects of dental education is the opportunity it gives him to think out of the box, especially when it comes to research. It’s what ... Read More

Replicate tooth implant

Replacing missing teeth: a new approach

TAMBCD researchers are conducting a clinical study to gather data for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a new tooth replacement system. Ann Smith* is the last person you’d expect to volunteer for a dental research study. She has ... Read More

This omission is no mistake

There’s just something special about FAM20B. Or at least that’s what early findings indicate. A member of the protein family FAM20, this particular gene is necessary for cartilage development. So it’s interesting to note what happens to teeth when FAM20B ... Read More

Gloved hands hold an oral appliance.

The doctor is in

Dr. Steven Bender ’86, clinical assistant professor and center director, moved his Plano private practice to the dental school in January, bringing his expertise in tow. Since fall 2013 he has spent two mornings a month at TAMBCD treating patients ... Read More

L to R: Dominique Salas-Garfias; Mackenzie Johns; Briana Bonney; Carolyn Medina.

Scholarships all around

Caruth students receive awards from local, state organizations February is an eventful month for dental hygienists in Texas — as well as their student counterparts from the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. ... Read More

Lisa Mallonee and students with a patient in the clinic.

Teaching Excellence Award for Mallonee

It’s common to see dental hygiene associate professor Lisa Mallonee’s name in local and national media as a result of her unique expertise — she is a registered dietitian in addition to being a registered dental hygienist. Among students, co-workers ... Read More

Dean's Appreciation Breakfast sign

 Saying “thank you”

Dean’s Staff Appreciation Breakfast Texas A&M University’s 2016 Staff Appreciation Week, scheduled Feb. 29-March 5, offers the opportunity to recognize staff for their hard work and dedication. As a continuation of the annual event, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry ... Read More