News Archive

It's hard to keep track of all the progress we've been making, from the research in all of our departments to the impact we've been having on our community, but you'll find our attempt to collect it all here. To help fill in what we've missed, visit The Daily, Case Western Reserve University's online news source.

2022 White Coat Ceremony

On Friday, Aug. 5, the School of Dental Medicine celebrated our 2022 White Coat Ceremony during which the entering Class of 2026 received their white coats signifying the beginning of their journey in dentistry. A lovely reception was held at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom where friends and family also gathered in support of our new students.

Spring 2022 Faculty Retreat

Dean Chance

On Monday, May 16, the School of Dental Medicine faculty met  at the Tinkham Veale University Center for the semi-annual faculty retreat. After breakfast in one of the center’s ballrooms, each department chair shared updates from the 2022-2023 school year. The group talked about the future of the SODM in addition to recognizing each other’s achievements.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs David Rolf led the group through a Kaplan INBDE simulated exam to better familiarize the faculty with the format and types of questions on the exam. The class of 2023 is currently completing a Kaplan INBDE Prep Course and will be taking the full exam in the Fall of 2022. 

Simulated Exam

The afternoon of the retreat was spent receiving medical emergency training facilitated by Donald Lewis, DDS, a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The training was put to the test during medical emergencies scenarios in small group sessions to complete the day. 

Donald Lewis

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight Series

Feb. 4, 2022

Feb. 4 officially marked that our DMD class of 2022 is 100 days away from graduation! In celebration, leading up to graduation we’re featuring our graduating seniors’ accomplishments as part of a spotlight series. Each week, a new feature article will be added to this page and highlighted on our FacebookLinkedInTwitter and Instagram pages.

SODM Student Spotlight Showcase

Jan. 8, 2022

The School of Dental Medicine is a growing community of promising students. Visit our Student Spotlight Showcase which highlights just some of our talent. 

White Coat Ceremony: Class of 2024 Spotlights

The 2021 White Coat Ceremony was held on Thursday, August 5, celebrating the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025. Surrounding the festivities, we’re shining a light on our Class of 2024 in recognition of the unprecedented year they navigated through their D1 experience. 

2021 White Coat Ceremony

July 22, 2021

As the fall semester quickly approaches, we are looking forward to hosting the 2021 White Coat Ceremony in person on Thursday, August 5. The Class of 2025 event will be held at 9 a.m. and the Class of 2024 will celebrate at 2 p.m. in the Samson Pavilion Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Conference Center.

SODM Class of 2021 Graduate Plans

May 27, 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021! You have completed your four-year DMD program and are on to an exciting new chapter. See what the graduates have planned after commencement.

Special Care Dentistry Club

May 26, 2021

The School of Dental Medicine Special Care Dentistry Club’s mission is to expand dental clinic care and accommodations to better reach the special needs population, while also creating more opportunities for students to interact with this community.

Middle Eastern North African Dental Student Association

April 29, 2021

Creating an organization to serve as a home and community to celebrate Middle Eastern and North African culture had been a priority for the School of Dental Medicine for some time. The opportunity became even more apparent in the summer of 2020 with the creation of the Cultural Roundtable. 

SODM Department Spotlight: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

April 29, 2021

In addition to specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department is the only five-year program of its kind across the country—which has been in existence for over 30 years. 

SODM Class of 2021 Commencement Speaker Announced

April 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce Pamela Alston, president of the National Dental Association (NDA), as this year’s School of Dental Medicine Class of 2021 commencement speaker. Based in California, Alston will provide virtual remarks during the in-person ceremony for the graduating students on May 28 at 9:30 a.m. The event will also be livestreamed to family and friends.

Hispanic Student Dental Association

March 19, 2021

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

SODM Department Spotlight: Endodontics

March 19, 2021

The Department of Endodontics in the School of Dental Medicine focuses on the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease of the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Just as notably, the program also specializes in preparing the next generation of high-quality endodontists to become board certified. 


9/2020 - National Institutes of Health Awards $420,000 to Multidisciplinary Team Developing Device for Instantly Detecting Oral Cancer
7/2020 - Dental Student Continues Award-Winning Streak at National Oral Health Conference
7/2020 - Endodontics Resident Earns Highest Endolit Final Exam Score Nationwide
7/2020 - New $3.7M Grant to Support Research Exploring Mysterious Link Between Cancer, HIV/AIDS
5/2020 - From Terror to Hope: School of Dental Medicine Helps Victim of Terrorist Attack Put His Life Back Together
5/2020 - School of Dental Medicine 2020 Honors, Prizes & Awards
5/2020 - Meet Eight of CWRU’s Outstanding 2020 Graduates: School of Dental Medicine's Sarah Easton
1/2020 - Study: Urgent Care, ER Physicians Overprescribing Antibiotics for Dental Issues