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Lentola Retiring after ‘Temporary’ Texas Job Lasts 32 Years

Senior Project Manager Tony Lentola, PMP, was the owner’s representative for UTHealth during construction of the School of Dentistry building and two other major facilities for the university. He will retire March 31. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

Senior Project Manager Tony Lentola, PMP, was the owner’s representative for UTHealth during construction of the School of Dentistry building and two other major facilities for the university. He will retire March 31. Photo by Brian Schnupp. 

When Senior Project Manager Anthony R. “Tony” Lentola, PMP, retires on March 31, he will wrap up a career that culminated in construction of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry’s new building – a $155-million, 300,000-square-foot landmark facility completed in 2012.    

It was the largest capital outlay in UTHealth history, and Lentola not only oversaw the construction project from planning to completion, but coordinated the move of approximately 800 faculty, staff and students, plus nearly 60 years’ worth of records and equipment from the old “Dental Branch Building” to the new facility. Read more

 

Dr. Levy, 97, Remembered as Legendary Researcher

Dr. Barnet M. Levy

Dr. Barnet M. Levy

A legend in dental research, University of Texas Professor Emeritus Barnet M. Levy, DDS, MS, died March 7, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 97.

He reportedly had been residing in an assisted-living arrangement in Mexico City and was still in touch with his mentees and friends. His wife, Henrietta, preceded him in death, and he was buried beside her in New Jersey.  Read more

 

Study Brings Pediatric Dentists, Cardiologists Together

UT School of Dentistry pediatric dentistry resident Sabrina Sunderji, DDS, and Department Chair Gary Badger, DDS (far left) confer with cardiology residents at Texas Children’s Hospital. Photo by Rhonda Whitmeyer.

UT School of Dentistry pediatric dentistry resident Sabrina Sunderji, DDS, and Department Chair Gary Badger, DDS (far left) confer with cardiology residents at Texas Children’s Hospital. Photo by Rhonda Whitmeyer.

A new, grant-funded collaboration between The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and Texas Children’s Hospital is bringing pediatric dentistry residents together with cardiology residents and fellows to enhance mutual understanding and improve patient outcomes.

Now through May, UTSD residents and cardiology residents will see patients together one or two days a week, with each discipline observing the other as diagnoses are made and treatment plans developed. 

“Our residents will assist the cardiology fellows and pediatric residents in learning to orally evaluate congenital heart disease patients for caries risk and to diagnose other oral conditions,” said Gary Badger, DDS, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UTSD. Read more

 

New Blog Teaches How to Avoid ‘Phish’ Net

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Plenty of alarms have sounded as of late about how “phishermen” have attempted to phish for your life.

At one of The University of Texas System institutions last year, several employees’ direct paycheck deposits were routed to fraudulent bank accounts and funds transferred to those accounts. In February, 1,291 UTHealth users received a bogus message from a spoofed university email account.

The incessant attacks to our email system have prompted our institution’s internet security soldiers to craft ways to fend off threats. Catch of the Day, a new blog just launched, is the latest effort to help you discern threats and steer clear of the “phish” net. Read more

 

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