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Oral Surgery Endowment Completes Circle of Giving for Dr. Katz

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Houston oral surgeon Bernard Katz, DDS, MSD, and wife Gloria Pepper Katz have created the first endowed chair in the history of UTSD's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

You’ve likely heard of the concept of “paying it forward” – giving without expectation of reciprocation, but with the hope that the recipient will pass along the kindness to another person in need in the future.

For Bernard Katz, DDS, MSD, creating the first endowed chair for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry is his way of paying it forward … and back.

Katz and his wife, Gloria Pepper Katz, have committed $500,000 to establish the second endowed chair in the school’s 109-year history. Current OMS Department Chair and Professor Mark E. Wong, DDS, will be the first holder of this endowed position.  Read more

 

The Orthodontic Foundation Honors Dr. Magness with Endowed Professorship

 From left are Dr. Jeryl English, Dean John A. Valenza, DDS; Dr. Magness and Dr. Sam Winkelmann.

At The Orthodontic Foundation's surprise presentation honoring Dr. W. Bonham Magness (from left) are Dr. Jeryl English, Dean John A. Valenza, DDS; Dr. Magness and Dr. Sam Winkelmann. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

How do you pay homage to a professor who has taught every orthodontic resident at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston since 1960? By creating an endowment in his name that will help other professors and residents.

The Orthodontic Foundation has donated $100,000 to the School of Dentistry to create the W. Bonham Magness Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics. Read more

 

Ice Machines: And Then There Were Three

UTSD staffers Krystal Conde (left) and Melinda Polanco load up on crushed and cubed ice available from ice machines on the third floor.

UTSD staffers Krystal Conde (left) and Melinda Polanco load up on crushed and cubed ice available from machines on the third floor.  Another ice machine is available in the sixth-floor break room.

Just in time for hot weather, the School of Dentistry has added another ice machine on the third floor. Bring your bucket and visit the “Ice Room” (SOD 3462) near the west-end elevators for crushed or cubed ice for general use.  Scoops are available for each machine.

The new machine should help relieve demand that has often left the sixth-floor break room ice machine empty by mid-morning, said David Floyd, maintenance leader for Facilities Operations.  Read more

 

Garcia De Rocha Selected for AACD Honors

Fabiola Garcia De Rocha, with her mentor, Associate Professor Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS, was invited to present a poster at the AADC’s annual scientific session in Orlando earlier this year.

Fabiola Garcia De Rocha, with her mentor, Associate Professor Joe Ontiveros, DDS, MS, was invited to present a poster at the AADC’s annual scientific session in Orlando earlier this year.

Fabiola Garcia De Rocha, DDS, of The University of Texas School of Dentistry Class of 2014, was selected to receive the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Undergraduate Clinical Case Award and invited to present a poster at the academy’s annual scientific session in Orlando, Florida April 30 through May 3. 

Her award included complimentary tuition to the meeting and a $500 travel stipend from the academy. Read more

 

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