Dental Clinics are currently limited to emergency and urgent care services for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Advanced Education in General Dentistry services only. These services are being provided exclusively by residents and faculty of these departments. For more information, call 216.368.3200.
In a matter of about 90 seconds in 2014, Talha Ali’s life changed forever. He went from a promising high-school student in Pakistan, consistently at the top of his class, to the victim of a terrorist attack, who would spend the next six years trying to put his body—and his life—back together again.
That journey culminated earlier this year at Case Western Reserve University, where faculty members from the School of Dental Medicine rebuilt Ali’s face in a complicated reconstructive surgery—free of charge to his family. The first of four bullets to hit him in the attack had crushed the lower half of his face, taking bone and teeth with it.
After reconstruction and the placement of new prosthetic teeth, with care from Dr. Faisal Quereshy, professor and director of the residency program in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Fady Faddoul, professor and chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care, Ali is ready to move on with his life. He’s even considering applying to the university’s Weatherhead School of Management, where he’s interested in studying business.
The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its students through annual awards. Thirty-five (35) students have been chosen for honors, prizes and awards for exceptional achievements in the field of dentistry.
Sarah Easton formed a love of dental medicine early in life. As a child, her parents drove her to Case Western Reserve University’s dental clinic for dental and orthodontic work. “That environment was what made me want to become a dentist,” she said. “I had a really great female resident, and that really shaped me.” Now, a decade later, Easton is set to become a Doctor of Dental Medicine herself.
Dentists, emergency room doctors and primary care physicians need to ease up on prescribing antibiotics for dental issues in patients who are otherwise healthy and have no manifestation of systemic disease. That’s according to an American Dental Association (ADA) clinical practice guideline co-authored by Dr. Anita Aminoshariae, professor of endodontics.