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Two Senior Students Receive Major Award for Dental Public Health Research

Kornberg Seniors win APHA Award

Congratulations are in order for two Kornberg seniors! Anna Vishnevetsky and Jennifer Mirman, both members of the class of 2017, were recently notified by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Oral Health Section that they have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Health Pre-Professional Award. This award, which is sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, was established in 2006 in memory of the late Dr. Anthony Westwater Jong...

Paige Epps, '17, Named ADEA SDLP Intern

Paige Epps, DEN '17

A Kornberg senior was recently awarded a highly competitive national internship with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Student Diversity Leadership Program (SDLP). Paige Epps, class of 2017, who is also the Vice President of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and a student member on the CODA Planning Committee, sees the internship as an “opportunity to learn about diversity efforts being implemented on a national scale” that will strengthen her ongoing efforts here...

The Governor Comes to Kornberg

Gov Wolf at Temple Dental Clinic
Earlier this month, for perhaps the first time since Governor Curtin visited Dean McQuillan around 1863, the Governor of Pennsylvania visited the Kornberg School of Dentistry. Governor Tom Wolf, along with State Senators Shirley Kitchen and Christine Tartaglione, came to our school to mark a groundbreaking moment in the delivery of integrated care in an underserved community: the grand opening of the GPHA, Inc. Medical Suite at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
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Integrated Medical and Dental Care

Dean Ismail and Mr. Heigler sign agreement

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Announces New Partnership with GPHA, Inc.

Earlier this year, Dean Amid Ismail of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and Mr. Ronald Heigler, CEO and Executive Director of Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA), took the first steps towards a launching a transformative new partnership that will establish a medical health center within the dental school.

“The patients we...

Introducing Temple Dental Clinic at KleinLife

Senior citizens receive dental consultation

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry has opened a new clinic at KleinLife, a Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia, in order to provide affordable, accessible, high quality care to members of KleinLife and the surrounding community.

The Clinic at KleinLife is staffed by faculty members from the School of Dentistry. Beyond an excellent standard of care, the dentists and hygienists offer compassionate, culturally- and...

International Dentists DMD Program Launched at Temple Dental

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A Global Center for Advanced Dental Education

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Launches A Two-Year Program for Experienced Dentists from International Schools

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry has received approval from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) to start a new International Dentists DMD Program. The 24-month program will accept experienced dentists who graduated from international dental schools. This groundbreaking program...

Dr. Jie Yang and Dr. Mustafa Badi elected to leadership positions in the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology

At the recent 20th International Congress of the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR) in Santiago, Chile, two Kornberg School faculty were elected to leadership positions by the association’s General Assembly.

Dr. Jie Yang, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery, was named president-elect, only the third American in IADMFR’s 50-year history to be elected president.

Dr. Mustafa Badi, Assistant Professor of Oral and...

Dental School hosts faculty from Middle East

Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry recently reaffirmed its commitment to public health for all people by hosting visiting Israeli and Palestinian dental faculty as part of the Bridge to Peace program.

Bridge to Peace facilitates opportunities for dental professionals to reach beyond political and religious divides, using oral health as a means to improve the quality of life for people of all...

Project ENGAGE overcomes obstacles to provide dental care to Philadelphia's most underserved children

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Shandea Wellmon is working to make a better life for herself and her two boys, Jahir, age 5, and Zakir, age 3. Wellmon, who lives in a small row home on a North Philadelphia street lined mostly with boarded-up houses, hustles each day to take public transportation to the Harris School of Business in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. When she completes her training to become a medical assistant, she’ll join the just 18 percent of residents in her ZIP code who...

Dentistry Professor Honored for Administrative Excellence

Sally Gray honored for administrative excellence

Sally Gray was recognized as Faculty of the Game at the Nov. 29 Temple vs. Cincinnati home football game. Gray, DEN '82, '04,...

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