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HCBB Welcomes European Scientist, University of Granada Agreement

HCBB Director Rade D. Paravina, DDS, PhD (left) and HCBB Research Associate Aleksander Aleksic, PhD (right), welcome visiting scientist Branka Trifkovic, DDS, PhD of the University of Belgrade School of Dentistry.

HCBB Director Rade D. Paravina, DDS, PhD (left) and HCBB Research Associate Aleksander Aleksic, PhD (right), welcome visiting scientist Branka Trifkovic, DDS, PhD of the University of Belgrade School of Dentistry. Photo by Rhonda Whitmeyer.

The Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry has initiated an agreement of cooperation between UTHealth and CIE BioTic Granada, a component of the University of Granada (Spain), Campus of International Excellence, Information Communication Technology. The agreement calls for scientific collaboration between the two universities.

The HCBB is also hosting visiting scientist Branka Trifkovic, DDS, MS, PhD, of the Department of Prosthodontics, University of Belgrade School of Dentistry in Serbia.  She began her four-month visit to Houston in October and has been working on several projects, including “Thermocycling, Staining and Whitening Dependent Changes in Color, Translucency and Gloss of Dental Materials,” funded by GC Corporation, and “Color Adjustment Potential of Resin Composites,” funded by the American Dental Association. She plans to return to Serbia in early February. Read more

 

Volunteers, Donations Needed for TMOM-GKAS Feb. 7-8, 2014

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Volunteers and donations are needed for the Texas Mission of Mercy/Give Kids a Smile event Feb.7-8, 2014 at UTHealth School of Dentistry.

Volunteers and donations are needed for a combined 2014 Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) and Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS) set for Feb. 7-8, 2014 at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.  The combined events are co-sponsored by UTSD, the TDA Smiles Foundation and the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS).

Over those two days, an estimated 1,500 indigent or uninsured adults and children will receive primary dental services at no charge. The patients will be identified ahead of time through local community organizations. Many volunteers – both clinical and non-clinical – are needed to make the event a success. Read more

 

ERC Events Celebrate Upcoming Winter Holidays

Photograph of Technology Services decorations, featuring snowflakes on glass, a rotating stack of wrapped presents, a fake fireplace and a projector showing "Charlie Brown's Christmas" on the wall.

The Holiday Decorating Contest will be judged today, with winners announced Dec. 19. This is a shot of Technology Services on the 4th floor.

The UTSD Employee Relations Committee is wrapping up 2013 with a flurry of holiday activities:  a Holiday Decorating Contest, a Handmade Wreath Auction, and a Holiday Breakfast for faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 19, when winners of the decorating contest will be announced.   

The wreath auction is underway now through Monday, Dec. 16. The wreaths are arranged along the lobby staircase, or may be viewed HERE. An ERC member will be at the First Floor Reception Desk from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to accept bids, with a minimum bid of $25. Read more

 

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