Salute Magazine

2017 issue

Graduates Create Seed Award for Fourth-Year Student Leaders

Two anonymous donors, who are both alumni of the dental school, created a Seed Award for fourth-year students who are exceptionally committed to their profession, community and university.
Harris Siegel, D.M.D. (from left), and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., had a fateful meeting on the first day of their residency at the School of Dentistry. Now, 24 years later, the two friends share a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Fateful Encounter Results in Friendship, Shared Career

Harris Siegel, D.M.D., and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., met on the first day of their residency program at the School of Dentistry. That meeting has resulted in a 24-year friendship and a 21-year business partnership.

Dr. Brij Singh Named Associate Dean for Research

Brij B. Singh, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Dentistry as associate dean for research and professor of periodontics.

Couple Dedicated to Patients, Profession and Community

Drs. Jennifer and Jamie Bone met while attending the School of Dentistry. In addition to sharing a love for each other, the couple are committed to helping one patient at a time in their practice.

Beloved Professor’s Legacy Continues in Dental Clinic

Taline "Talley" Dadian Infante, Ed.D., M.S., RDH, saw the oral health care needs of the homeless while volunteering. This visionary created a dental clinic for those who need it most. In her memory, students and faculty continue her legacy.
Dental and dental hygiene students provide free oral care to a resident at the SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center.

Serving the Community

Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty provide free dental care at the Infante Dental Clinic at the SAMMinistries' Transitional Living and Learning Center.
Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.

A Formidable Foe

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of comprehensive dentistry, is focusing her research on finding new ways to battle oral cancer, which has had no new effective therapies for more than 40 years.
Devon Harris, fourth-year dental student, and Hevony Rodriguez, third-year dental student, are among the initial recipients of Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.

The Domino Effect

A $2.4 million, four-year federal grant is allowing the dental school to enroll and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and, by reducing their financial burden, helping them to possibly return to underserved areas to provide dental care.

A Lifelong Dedication

Birgit Junfin Glass, D.D.S., M.S., was one of the first female graduates of the dental school. She then spent the next 42 years at her alma mater dedicated to students, colleagues and academia.
Ray Scott, D.D.S., Class of 1983 (from left); Kyle Gross, dental student/"ringer"; Danny Richter and Ryan Blair made up the Carus Dental golf team.

13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Dental school alumni and friends helped fund student scholarships during the 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at The Republic Golf Course in late April.
Barry W. Holleron, D.D.S., clinical professor of comprehensive dentistry, enjoys teaching junior and senior dental students.

Part-Time Professor Enjoying "Retirement"

Barry W. Holleron, D.D.S., has spent the last 24 years teaching junior and senior dental students. Now in his "retirement" from his private practice, he calls teaching three days a week fun and not a job.
Sarah Morris, D.D.S.

Alumni News

Learn about professional achievements of fellow alumni! And, please share your news for future Alumni News section in Salute.
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