The first O’Leary/Hancock Professorship in Periodontics was awarded to Dr. Vanchit John, chair of the Department of Periodontology.
News from the IU School of Dentistry
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) researchers one of the largest federal grants in the school’s history.
The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) are taking concrete action to address inequity in oral care for people with disabilities in Indiana. How? By constructing the new Delta Dental Special Care Clinic, which will serve Hoosiers with disabilities and complex medical conditions.
When Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch became interim IUPUI chancellor on June 21, 2023, Dr. Lisa Lang stepped up to fill the dental school leadership role as interim dean. Learn more about Dr. Lang in this Q&A.
Indiana University President Pamela Whitten has announced that Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch will serve as interim IUPUI chancellor, effective June 19, 2023.
The future is bright for IUSD’s Class of 2023! Indiana’s dental school graduated 186 DDS, advanced graduate, dental hygiene, and dental assisting students on May 13, 2023, at the 145th graduation ceremony in the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis.
IUSD honored graduating DDS and Dental Hygiene students who excelled academically, clinically, and through service to the school and community at the annual student awards program, held April 28, 2023, at Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Congratulations to our student researchers and their faculty mentors who showcased their work at IUSD’s 31st Annual Research Day on April 10, 2023. This year marked the highest number of poster presentations – 123 – in the history of Research Day, including contributions from dental hygiene students at the Fort Wayne campus, said Dr. Gabe Chu, associate dean of Research.
Dean Murdoch-Kinch has announced the appointment of Kelton Stewart, DDS, MS, as assistant dean of faculty development.
Dean Murdoch-Kinch has announced the appointment of Juan Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH, as associate dean of graduate education.
Dr. Vinicius Dutra has developed a virtual reality (VR) radiology training for oral health providers, designed to address both the high cost of radiology training and the low interest of many dental students in radiology.
A new exhibit highlighting 145 years of women's history at IUSD was unveiled today on Main Street for Women's History Month.
Dr. Weingarten’s eighth decade kicked off with a family trip, a standing ovation, and the highest honor from the governor of Indiana.
Beginning Feb. 1, 2023, new patients in Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) comprehensive care clinics can manage their information and appointments using the school’s new online patient portal.
Dean Murdoch-Kinch announced this week the appointments of Drs. Thankam Thyvalikakath and Angela Bruzzaniti into new leadership roles at IU School of Dentistry.
Some follow paths. A few blaze trails. Then there is Dr. Arden Christen (Oral Diag/Oral Med’65), who died Dec. 30, 2022.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to the following faculty and staff for the special milestone years of service. Dean Murdoch-Kinch recognized these long-term members of the IUSD family at her Town Hall meeting on Nov. 30, 2023.
Dr. Chandler Walker, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care at Indiana University School of Dentistry, was awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant package from Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Inc. (NDR) for stem-cell research and to study pathological changes related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Faculty emeritus Dr. Melvin Lund was honored Oct. 22, 2022, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, in Indianapolis. His peers, students, and family members celebrated his 100th birthday and his lifetime achievements.
Two Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) faculty have received large federal grants to support their work to improve the oral health of underserved children and all Hoosiers.
Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch has announced the appointment of Wei-Shao Lin, DDS, FACP, PhD, as chair of the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Lin has served as interim chair since 2020.
IUSD is pleased to announce, after highly competitive national searches, the appointment of Dr. Lisa Lang as associate dean for faculty affairs and Dr. Laura Romito as associate dean for education and academic affairs.
Teeth survive about 11 years after a root canal, according to new research from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking study is the first to analyze records from community dental practices, where most Americans receive dental care.
ASDA is the largest dental student organization in the United States, with more than 25,000 members. Anigbo was elected in February 2022 and presided last month over her first national meeting, ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
For the first time since 2019, IUSD held Research Day’s poster presentations in person, with the remainder of the program presented online. Students presented 93 posters of their research conducted under the mentorship of their faculty.
Dr. Charles Willis Gish (DDS’49, MSD’60), professor emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry, passed away on Jan. 24, 2022. Dr. Gish was known for his outstanding work in public health, academia, and clinical dental research.
Dean Murdoch-Kinch announced today the appointment of Dr. Paul Edwards as chair of the Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology. Dr. Susan Zunt, who served in the position for almost 20 years, retired as professor emeritus last month.
Dr. George Stookey, a global legend in the field of preventive dentistry and cariology at IU School of Dentistry (IUSD), died on Jan. 5, 2022. He was 87.
Dr. Laskin was renowned worldwide for his academic pursuits in oral and maxillofacial surgery, especially for creating the modern understanding and treatment of temporomandibular joint diseases.
Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Institute on the IUPUI campus! Perhaps the first of its kind in the United States, the TMJ Institute is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, clinic designed to support the treatment of patients with chronic or challenging dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint.
IUSD is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angeles Martínez Mier as Associate Dean for Global Engagement, effective Nov. 1, 2021. In this role, Dr. Martínez Mier will support students, faculty, and staff to become engaged global citizens.
After serving 22 years as director of the Oral Health Research Institute (OHRI) at Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD), Professor Domenick T. Zero, DDS, MS, will step down on June 30, 2021. Dr. Anderson Hara has been appointed acting OHRI director.
IUSD honors the faculty and staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2021.Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of the dental school. We are so grateful for your service to our students and the oral health profession. This year we recognize three employees who have been with IU for 40 years!
As dental professionals, we must be educated about the relevant impacts of dentistry on the environment. We owe it to our patients and fellow human beings to take care of this amazing planet we live on by being conscious, informed practitioners.
Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) is proud to announce that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has accepted D2 Drashty Mody into its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).
Indiana University School of Dentistry’s (IUSD) 29th annual Research Day was a great triumph! The hybrid virtual event, held April 12, 2021, featured almost 70 poster presentations, remarks from Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch and research updates from Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, associate dean for research. Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD, CEO ADA Science & Research Institute, foundation and chief science officer, American Dental Association, served as keynote speaker.
Each year, IUPUI honors 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. IUPUI will recognize these exceptional students at a virtual awards ceremony at 6 pm, April 6, 2021.
The keynote speaker for this year's Indiana University School of Dentistry Research Day is Dr. Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD. Dr. Araujo is Chief Science Officer for the American Dental Association and Chief Executive Officer of the ADA Science & Research Institute. His keynote presentation will be "The use of scientific strategy to support health policy and clinical practice."
The award celebrated excellence and achievements in innovations and programming, such as celebrating women dentists during International Women’s Day and spotlighting members on the chapter’s Instagram page.
The U.S. Patent Office awarded Dr. Mythily Srinivasan, associate professor, Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology, her third patent for her research on Peptides and methods for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. George Stookey, professor emeritus, has been awarded the IU Bicentennial Medal. Dr. Stookey received all of his education at Indiana University, including a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1957, MSD in preventive dentistry in 1962, and PhD in dental sciences in 1971. He began his career in an IUSD lab in the 1950s, earning one dollar an hour testing the fluoride formulation that became the active ingredient in Crest® toothpaste.
Thanks to a $15,000 grant from The Delta Dental Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, IUSD did not have to turn away any emergency patients due to their lack of insurance during the COIVD-19 pandemic.
As the dental school begins to reopen classrooms, clinics, and labs, our most important priority is protecting the health and safety of the dental school community, while ensuring the academic success of our students.
IU School of Dentistry Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch announced today the appointment of David Zahl as assistant dean for curriculum development and assessment in the Office of Academic Programs.
Every year the Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association recognizes a select group of dental professionals for their contributions to the school and their achievements in the field of dentistry. Help us celebrate this year's honorees!
The one-year anniversary of my appointment as the 10th dean of Indiana University School of Dentistry, and first woman in the position, arrived faster than I could have imagined.
The IUSD community grieves the sudden passing of devoted alumnus Dr. Lloyd J. Hagedorn. (DDS’66, Perio’68)
We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment for everyone, where all can achieve their full potential. We stand ready to promote equity, including health equity, for members of our community, for the patients we serve, and for the people of Indiana who we have not yet had the opportunity to serve.
The COVID-19 pandemic has asked much from the Class of 2020 in terms of quick-thinking action and adaptability. These qualities were again on display as the School of Dentistry was forced to forgo our traditional, in-person commencement ceremony, and instead honor this year’s graduates with an online recognition event.
This year, the 28th Annual Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) Research Day looked a little different than usual. Due to public health issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Research Day was forced to forgo the customary in-person poster judging and presentation sessions; instead shifting to an online format that saw researchers presenting and judges deliberating over virtual conferences and video chats.
Each year, IUPUI selects 50 graduate and professional students who embody the qualities that make IUPUI exceptional – students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom – in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. This year IUPUI selected five IU School of Dentistry (IUSD) students to be among the Elite 50!
Since Governor Holcomb enacted the stay-at-home order on March 25, 2019, about 20 faculty and staff members commute on eerily quiet streets and highways to operate the state’s only dental emergency clinic.
Dean Murdoch-Kinch is pleased to announce that Dr. Joan E. Kowolik has been appointed Director of Admissions and Recruitment in the Office of Academic Programs.
The free Give Kids A Smile event will be held from 9:30 am to 1 pm at the IU School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus at 1121 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46202. Dental school faculty and students will provide free dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and preventive oral health care. Children also will receive goodie bags with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and oral hygiene instructions. Face painting, coloring, and games will entertain families as well.
With the goal of improving oral health for better overall physical and emotional health, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry are joining together to establish a novel dental informatics program.
As we celebrate our dental school’s rich 140-year history, I look forward to co-creating our vision of the dental school in 2020 and beyond, to be the best dental school in the world, and putting our plan in action to get us there.
Held when students transition from the classroom segment of their education, to beginning to provide care to patients in our school clinincs, our student dentists pledged their commitment to the profession of dentistry and the patients they will serve at our annual White Coat Ceremony.
Celebrate the Indiana University School of Dentistry Class of 2019
Each year, IUPUI honors 50 graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom—in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. These IUPUI Elite 50 represent the best of the best among IUPUI’s graduate and professional students and capture everything that makes IUPUI exceptional. This year, Indiana University School of Dentistry had three students honored among the IUPUI Elite 50 and we are enormously proud they represented the School of Dentistry. Congratulations Pinky, Apoorv and Melorin! See more photos in our Facebook gallery! https://www.facebook.com/pg/IUDentistry/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2502218873121861
Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch has been named dean of the Indiana University School of Dentistry at IUPUI. When Murdoch-Kinch assumes her role July 1, she will be the 10th person -- and first female -- named dean in the school's 140-year history. She succeeds John N. Williams Jr., who will be stepping down June 30.
Dr. Sopanis “Minnie” Cho, clinical assistant professor, comprehensive care and general dentistry, has been named director of the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s International Dentist Program (IDP) in the Office of Academic Programs.
Interim chair no longer, Dr. Kelton Stewart assumes the official mantle as chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Facial Genetics. Dr. Stewart has been serving as interim chair since Dr. Katherine Kula retired in the beginning of 2018.
Beginning this year, the Indiana University School of Dentistry will centralize the three individual offices of Academic Affairs; Admissions and Student Affairs; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion under one umbrella office. Dr. Paul Edwards will lead the new Office of Academic Programs.
Dr. John N. Williams, dean, Indiana University School of Dentistry, has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Platt as the chair designee of the newly named Department of Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care. Dr. Platt will assume the position upon the retirement of Dr. David Brown at the end of February 2019.