Corona Virus
Dental Clinic Update

Thank you for your patience, support, and loyalty during this uncertain time. To ensure your health and safety, the Dental Clinic is closely adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Patients will be seen on an appointment basis only, after completing the necessary pre-screening process. Visit this page regularly for more information, and call 216.368.3200 with questions.

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Dean Chance Named President-Elect of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Supreme Chapter

On Sunday, March 14, Dean Kenneth Chance was named president-elect of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the national dental honor society. Dean Chance will serve as the president-elect from March 2021 to March 2022, when he will assume the role of president—and also become the society’s first Black president.

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Class of 2021 Spotlight: Ruhi Patel

Fourth-year dental student Ruhi Patel was introduced to the dental profession at a young age by her aunt, which would eventually lead her on a career journey to become a dentist herself. 

When it came time to choose a dental school, Patel developed a strong connection to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine through her interview process. 

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Hispanic Student Dental Association

Embracing all forms of Hispanic and Latin culture and cultivating an inclusive, accepting community is at the heart of the Case Western Reserve Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) mission. Through events, education, community outreach and social gatherings, the organization is enhancing representation and increasing awareness. 

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Department Spotlight: Endodontics

The Department of Endodontics specializes in preparing the next generation of high-quality endodontists to become board certified. Recently, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics interviewed Andre Mickel, chair of the Department of Endodontics and director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program, for the organization’s 25th anniversary, recognizing his achievements in the profession.

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Student Spotlight: Erica Chambers

As featured in The Huddle

Dental student. Communications major. English tutor. Family Feud contestant. To say Erica Chambers’ resume is well-rounded would be an understatement. As a first-year dental student, she describes her journey to dentistry as more of a “u-turn” than a straight path.

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Leena Palomo featured in The New York Times

Leena Palomo, professor of periodontics and director of the DMD Periodontics Program, was featured in a recent article in The New York Times, where she discussed bruxism, an oral health issue commonly known as teeth-grinding, which has seen a spike during the COVID-19 pandemic likely related to stress and anxiety.