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Research    Innovation    Faculty    Students

CU Dental Top Stories of 2022

From groundbreaking research to composting on campus, here are some of our favorite stories from 2022.

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date December 15, 2022
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Innovation    Patient Care    Education    Students

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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Innovation    Faculty   

CU Dental Senior Associate Dean Awarded Prestigious ELAM Program Fellowship

Aurora, Colo. (June 27, 2022) – The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program announced its 2022-2023 class of fellows, featuring University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s Tracy de Peralta, DMD, PhD, MClinEd.

Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date June 27, 2022
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Innovation    Faculty    Students

CU School of Dental Medicine Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

Digital Education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) blends the sustainable, best-practice use of existing tools and workflows while bringing in the latest innovative technology to amplify education from all sides. Supported by the faculty and the CU SDM leadership team, Apple products have been incorporated as a significant element of our learning culture to meet students and faculty where they are and beyond.

Author SDM Comms | Publish Date January 26, 2022
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American Dental Association (ADA)

Introducing the 2023 ADA 10 Under 10 Winners

news outletAmerican Dental Association (ADA)
Publish DateMarch 16, 2023

Congratulations to CU School of Dental Medicine alumna Saniya Setia, BDS, DDS Class of 2016. Developed by the ADA New Dentist Committee in 2017, this award recognizes 10 amazing dentists who graduated from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation less than 10 years ago. We're celebrating dentists who demonstrate excellence and inspire other in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy.

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Metro Denver Dental Society

Treating Adults With Special Health Care Needs

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateMarch 07, 2023

By: Sheila Stille, DDS; Karen Foster, DDS; and Joann LeClaire, RDH, MS

“Disability” is defined as any physical, developmental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs... Every dentist in Colorado should be able to treat this patient population. With the following suggestions, it can be a fun and rewarding experience for the dentist and their team.

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Metro Denver Dental Society

I am MDDS: Artemis Khazaie, DDS

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2023

Artemis Khazaie, DDS
General Dentist
Arvada, CO

What influenced your decision to choose dentistry as a career?
From palatal expanders to braces and headgear, I spent a lot of time in the dental chair. The treatment process was always intriguing, and I often wondered what it would be like from the dentist’s perspective.

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Metro Denver Dental Society

Are We Well? A Reflection on the Health of the Dental Profession

news outletMetro Denver Dental Society
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2023

It feels like a cliff, a steep and sudden drop off into a fog of melancholy clouds. I have experienced burnout in dentistry, and I never saw it coming, even when I was right on the edge. I thought I was fine. I thought I could manage. I thought I was just busy. But it was a lot more than just the management of daily stress and being overwhelmed. It was a pervasive feeling of sadness and apathy that I just could not shake. It was deep breaths and the brink of sanity in between patients. It was a longing I could not quantify or, at times, even acknowledge. I was losing myself in it.

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