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Jin Yeop Jason Kim, student council president, invested quite a bit of time exploring what career path was right for him before landing on dental medicine.
“I learned that dentistry is the only thing I can see myself doing for the rest of my life,” said Kim, noting that he enjoys the everyday challenges the field presents.
The Cultural Diversity Roundtable provides a safe space to talk about social justice issues impacting each community—such as racial bias in health care and microaggressions—and the importance of these considerations when working with patients. The student leaders address concerns, increase awareness, and support a better learning environment for all. In addition to offering resources and educational opportunities for current students, the group is also working toward developing a more diverse pipeline of incoming students to enhance representation in the dental profession.
Our Pediatric Dentistry team is leading the effort to promote children’s oral health, stopping cavities and other dental issues before they begin.
“Children’s oral health is of critical importance, as proper diet and positive oral hygiene practices impact overall health,” said Gerald Ferretti, professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry. “With the COVID-19 pandemic, access to routine dental services may be limited, underscoring the necessity of the care pediatric dentists provide—both through in-person visits and encouragement of everyday measures children can practice at home.”
Andres Pinto, assistant dean of Graduate Studies, chair and professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, along with an interdisciplinary team of health professionals, recently received the Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Journal’ Millard Award for their “Risk Factors for Caries Development in Primary Sjogren's Syndrome” study. This award was selected by the editorial board to spotlight the best publication for July 2019-June 2020 in oral medicine.