Salute Magazine

2019 issue
photo of the nine-member pain research team

The Notable Nine

One of the nation's leading pain research teams can be found in a lab in the School of Dentistry. These nine researchers are battling America's addiction to pain medicines.
William W. Dodge, D.D.S.

Four Decades of Dedication

Former Dean William W. "Bill" Dodge, D.D.S., retires after 40 years of service to the School of Dentistry.
Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya

Improving Oral Health in Africa

Dean Peter Loomer is dedicating his research to improving oral health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through preventive education programs.
Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.Sc., MFDS RCPS (Glasg), FADI

Cariology Expert Excels In Teaching, Research

A world-renowned expert in cariology, Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., shares his knowledge and passion for education and research with his students.
Dental student with patient

Assisting Patient Care, Education in Valley

The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is helping the School of Dentistry increase access to dental care to residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Kara Whittington, D.D.S. and Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S.

Continuing Legacy of Support in Laredo

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust is marking 10 years of helping the dental school provide dental education and oral health care in South Texas.
Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S.

40 Years Dedicated to Education, Mission Trips

Alumnus Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S., has spent 40 years teaching students, caring for patients, and participating in mission outreach to improve oral health education.
Brian Chase with scholarship recipients Patricia Mendiola and Zeki Abdulaali.

Honoring a Friend

Brian Chase is honoring his friend's memory with the Shane Epperson Memorial Scholarship for dental students who are active or former military members.
Selina Fuentes, D.D.S.

Giving Back to School

Recent graduate Selina Fuentes, D.D.S., is giving back by donating her time to speak to individual and groups of students about her experiences.
Welcome to the Profession ceremony

Welcome to the Profession

The dental Class of 2023 and the dental hygiene Class of 2021 officially kicked off their academic journey at Welcome to the Profession.

Alumni News

Learn about professional achievements by alumni from all five decades of the dental school.
Daniel K. Miller, D.D.S., Dakota Miller, Cheyenne Miller, first-year dental student Diane Miller.

All in The Family

First-year dental students and family members who are alumni of the School of Dentistry were honored at a Legacy Meet and Greet reception.
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