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15 Complete New Faculty Orientation at UTSD

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 4:30pm

The New Faculty Orientation class photo includes (from left, front row) Dr. Ruben Sauceda, Dr. Lina Vega; Ruth Conn, RDH; Dr. Lulu Li, Dr. Debra Stewart, Dr. Yasmine Haddad and Dr. Daniel Ho. Second row from left are Dr. Kalu Ogbureke, Dr. Trevor Treasure, Dr. Ben Warner, Dr. Gary Badger, Dr. Cameron Jeter, and Dr. Phaedra Harbaugh. Not pictured are Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven and Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Aarup. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

The New Faculty Orientation class photo includes (from left, front row) Dr. Ruben Sauceda, Dr. Lina Vega; Ruth Conn, RDH; Dr. Lulu Li, Dr. Debra Stewart, Dr. Yasmine Haddad and Dr. Daniel Ho. Second row from left are Dr. Kalu Ogbureke, Dr. Trevor Treasure, Dr. Ben Warner, Dr. Gary Badger, Dr. Cameron Jeter, and Dr. Phaedra Harbaugh. Not pictured are Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven and Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Aarup. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

Fifteen newly appointed faculty members of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston successfully completed a seven-week orientation program introducing them to the school. The group met weekly for presentations by a variety of UTSD faculty and staff members, covering everything from teaching in the clinics, research opportunities, continuing education, using the library and instructional media services, to mentoring, conflicts of interest, maintaining CVs, etc.

Led by Interim Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs Ray Koeppen, DDS, MBA, the orientation was designed to help the new faculty members work successfully at the School of Dentistry and the health science center. New faculty participants by department included: 


Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Ruben Sauceda, DDS, MS, Assistant Professor
Lulu Li, DDS, Assistant Professor

General Practice and Dental Public Health
Lina Vega, DDS, MPH, Assistant Professor
Debra Stewart, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Ben Warner, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor
Phaedra Harbaugh, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Shahrzad (Sherry) Aarup, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor

Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
Ruth Conn, RDH, BSDH, Clinical Assistant Professor
Daniel Ho, DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor

Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
Kalu Ogbureke, BDS, MSc, PhD, JD, Professor and Chair
Yasmine Haddad, DDS, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Cameron Jeter, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dharini van der Hoeven, PhD, Assistant Professor

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Trevor Treasure, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor

Pediatric Dentistry
Gary Badger, DDS, MS, Associate Professor and Chair