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Dr. Hall, New ADA Speaker, Is UTSD Alum

Glen Hall, DDS '75, Speaker of the ADA House of Delegates

Glen D. Hall, DDS '75, is the new speaker of the ADA House of Delegates.

A University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Class of ’75 graduate, general dentist Glen D. Hall, DDS, of Abilene, has been elected speaker of the American Dental Association’s House of Delegates – one of the top leadership posts in the ADA.

Hall was elected to a three-year term as speaker in late 2012. The House of Delegates is the ADA’s legislative body and supreme governing authority, representing the association’s 157,000 members. As speaker, Hall will preside over the next annual session of the House, which sets overall policy for the ADA.  Read more

 

What's That Smell? How to Freshen Up Bad Breath

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Bad breath can be treated.

Where’s my mouthwash? If that’s your first thought upon waking, you’re not alone.

Just because you fear funky oral fumes doesn’t mean you emit them. Up to three-fifths of people who complain of bad breath expel no odor, as measured by the human nose, says Donna Warren-Morris, RDH, MEd, professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. Read more

 

Compliance Training As You've Never Seen It Before

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Superhero Captain Compliance cuts through the confusion..

All UTHealth employees, including faculty, staff, casual and student employees, are required to take compliance training in February.  Happily, the training doesn't have to be boring.

To whet your appetite for juicy compliance topics, SitComm Productions has created a series of short videos that are not to be missed. Episodes One and Episode Two have already been posted on the UTHealth Intranet, and the next episodes are now in production.  Read more

 

Houston Hispanic Dental Association Awards Scholarships

Houston Hispanic Dental Association scholarships were presented to UTSD dental students Alexandra Aponte, Melissa Uriegas and Faryn Vela. Pictured from left are Cynthia Corral (accepting on Aponte's behalf), Uriegas and Vela.

Houston Hispanic Dental Association scholarships were presented to Alexandra Aponte, Melissa Uriegas and Faryn Vela. Pictured from left are Cynthia Corral (accepting on Aponte's behalf), Uriegas and Vela.

Three dental students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston have been awarded scholarships from the Houston Hispanic Dental Association (HHDA).  Third-year student Faryn Vela and fourth-year students Melissa Uriegas and Alexandra Aponte received the awards at the HHDA Holiday Gala and Silent Auction in the Junior League Ballroom.

The scholarship winners were selected on the basis of their community service, leadership and commitment to improve oral health in Houston’s Hispanic community.  Read more

 

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