The School of Dental Medicine’s main clinic is offering discounted services to new patients who sign up for a comprehensive care treatment plan during “Admitting Days” on September 17 and 18. Anyone at least 18 years old who has never enrolled as a patient at the dental clinic can receive a free dental exam, free X-rays and optional $25 cleaning during Admitting Days and receive a $100 voucher toward future dental services as part of an accepted treatment plan.
Admitting Day’s services are by appointment only, with two time-slots available: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The number of appointments is limited; please call 216-368-6800. The dental school’s clinic is located at 2124 Cornell Road on the Case Western Reserve campus in Cleveland.
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Professor Fady Faddoul has been named chairman of the Department of Comprehensive Care at the School of Dental Medicine. In this capacity, he will oversee clinical components of the school’s Doctor of Dental Medicine program and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, which he has directed since 1992. He will continue to serve as the infection control and safety officer for the school and to direct both its implant program and faculty practice. “Our preceptor and comprehensive care program is one of the longest standing and most admired in the country—I am confident that this signature asset for our school will thrive under the leadership of Dr. Faddoul,” noted Dean Kenneth Chance.
Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have been given a very generous gift from Sheila and Eric Samson for the Health Education Campus, scheduled to open in summer 2019. In recognition of the significant donation, the campus’s centerpiece 485,000-square-foot facility will be named the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Designed by London’s Foster + Partners architects, the state-of-the-future campus will include the Samson Pavilion as well as a dental clinic education building.
Dr. Manish Valiathan, associate professor of orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and plastic surgery, and director of the Craniofacial, Surgical, and Special Care Orthodontics Fellowship, was named Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs. In this capacity, Valiathan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the clinical operations and patient care at the schools pre- and post-doctoral clinics.
Opioids are not among the most effective—or longest lasting—options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies co-authored by Dr. Anita Aminoshariae has found. “No patient should go home in pain,” Aminoshariae said. “That means that opioids are sometimes the best option, but certainly should not be the first option.”