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Poverty Simulation Teaches Empathy and Person-Centered Care

“During the next hour, you’re going to be participating in a simulation of what it might be like to be part of a family with low-income trying to survive month to month.” Assistant Professor (C/T) Deidre Callanan, RDH, DC, MPH, introduced the afternoon’s interactive lesson. “This is not a game or a competition; rather it is a shared learning experience meant to educate and elevate patient care.” 

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date February 13, 2023
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Innovation    Patient Care    Education    Students    Clinics

CU Dental Student’s Innovative Treatment Plan Advances Dental Education

“You don't realize how important your back teeth are until they’re not there,” said fourth-year dental student Minh-Tom Van (DDS '23) as he reflected on a recent case. His patient had been experiencing pain in his back molars, unable to chew or eat properly for eight months. While this is not an unusual situation, Van was inspired by a faculty member to present an exceptional idea for treatment.

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date November 02, 2022
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Education    Students

Top Six Tips For Gum Care Month

To help commemorate National Gum Care Month this September, the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s Graduate Periodontics Program residents are sharing their advice on how to take care of your oral health. 

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date September 07, 2022
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American Association of Endodontists

May is AAE's Save Your Tooth Month

news outletAmerican Association of Endodontists
Publish DateMay 05, 2023

Tooth pain can bring anyone down. Anyone who's ever felt this debilitating pain -- from the toughest athlete to the everyday citizen -- knows a bad toothache can be the difference between winning the game or falling behind. Cue the root canal treatment to the rescue! That's why endodontists are known as the superheroes of saving teeth. And we're giving them an entire month of recognition.

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Metro Denver Dental Society

A Paw-sitive Dentist Appointment: The Impact of Providing Therapy Dogs

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateApril 17, 2023

"One major barrier to oral healthcare utilization is dental anxiety: the apprehension that occurs in anticipation of a dental situation." Lexi Dunnells, dental student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, presents research findings on the use of therapy dogs in the dental setting.

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Seven leaders named the 2023 AADOCR Fellows

news outletAADOCR
Publish DateApril 06, 2023

The American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) announced the 2023 AADOCR Fellows during the Opening Ceremonies of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the AADOCR, which was held in conjunction with the 47th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), that took place on March 15, 2023. Among the 2023 Fellows is CU School of Dental Medicine Assistant Professor Tamanna Tiwari, BDS, MDS, MPH.

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Metro Denver Dental Society

I am MDDS: Stefanie Walker, DMD

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateMarch 30, 2023

Stefanie Walker, DMD
General Dentist
Denver, CO

What drew you to a career in dentistry?
As a girl, I loved arts, crafts, painting and creating anything where I could skillfully use my hands. I was an art major in high school in Germany and loved all areas of design. I have always paid a lot of attention to detail. At the same time, I was interested in the medical field and wanted to help people become and stay healthy. Dentistry best combined these areas of passion for me. Once I did an internship in the dental field, it became clear dentistry was the right career choice for me.

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