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UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYMdentalFALL2013WagingWaronDeadlyBacteria MessagefromtheInterimDeanstheholidaysapproachIamremindedoallthethingsorwhichIamthankul.IamespeciallythankulormyamilymywieBethandthreewonderulchildrenGregoryJessicaandPatrickbutIamalsothankulormySchooloDentistryamilytheoutstandingteamostudentsacultystaandalumniwhomitismyprivilegetoserveasinterimdean.Togetherwewillshapetheutureodentistry.Wewillbuildonourstellarreputationandcontinuetoenrichoureducationalprogramstranslatetechnologyintoskilledpracticeandcreateanenvironmentwhereeveryonecancollaborateandgrow.Wewillprovideworld-classeducationresearchandpatientcareguidedbyourcorevaluesknowledgeexcellenceleadershipcivilitydiversitycollaborationandaccountability.Ilookorwardtogettingtoknowmoreoyou.IhopeyouwillenjoygettingtoknoweachotheralittlemoreasyouperusetheallissueoMdental.WhetheryoureadaboutoneoouralumnilikeDavidAxelrodDDS13whoenteredthemilitaryatergraduationtoserveourcountryorAlWarrenDDS69whostartedadentalclinicinaFloridachurchoroneoourdiamondscholarsstudentslikeSayoAdunolaDDS14whoistreatingpatientsalongsideresidentsyouwilllearnsomethingnewabouttheterrifcpeoplewhoareapartoourschool.Ouracultyisnolessimpressive.Ourcoverstoryeaturesaward-winningresearchbyMarkShirtliPhDonthedevelopmentoavaccineagainstbioflminectionslikeMRSA.YoumayalsoreadaboutDrs.LiangDDS98andBlockDDS58whovolunteertheirtimeandtalentstohelpourstudentsaspartotheDeansFacultyprogram.Iamthankuloreachotheseinspiringindividualsandthepositiveimpacttheyhaveonourschool.Bestwishesorasaeandhappyholidayseason.MarkA.ReynoldsDDS86PhDInterimDean contentsMdentalEditorialBoardGuyAlexanderDDS82PriyaChandBDSMSDBarryCohanDDS74JoelGreenspanPhDGaryKaplowitzDDSBernardLevyDDSSebastianPatzeltDMDDrMedDentTeraPooleDDS16MarkReynoldsDDS86PhDMonicaSchneiderDDSMarkShirtlifPhDMarcelenaHolmesEditor-in-ChiefPaulDrehofEditorWriterandPhotographerAdamZeweEditorWriterandPhotographerBrushwoodGraphicsDesignGroupDesignFindMdentalonlineatwww.dental.umaryland.eduMdentalIyouwouldliketosubmitnewsitemsorMdentalprovideeedbackorreceiveMdentalbyemailonlypleasecontactus410.706.7146dentaladvancementumaryland.eduFEATURES2GraduatesServewithPrideinMilitary6DiamondScholarsProgramChallengesTopDentalStudents10TheAgninisFamilyDentistryonaMission22ShirtliWinsBiotechnologyAwardorMRSABioflmResearchOnthecoverScanningelectronmicrographofMRSAandadeadhumanwhitebloodcellphotocourtesyofNIH26XuCapturesIADRAwardDEPARTMENTSStudentSpotlight5OrbisonReceivesInauguralAlphaOmegaScholarship8SeniorAwardsAnEveningwiththeStars20139GraduationWhiteCoatCeremonyAlumniNews14AlfredWarrenDDS69ProvidesDentalCareinanUnlikelyPlace15MarcHermanDDS79MakesTeamDentistryHisGoal16Reunion201318AlumniReceptions19BeyondtheWhiteCoatSavingTeethSavingLives20ClassNotesInMemoriamFacultyUpdate28MarkMacekDDSDrPHStudiesOralHealthLiteracy30VolunteerFacultyShareWealthofExperience32BeyondtheWhiteCoatCynthiaIdzik-StarrDDS84ShowsChampionBoxers33PromotionsRetirementsFALL2013UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYMdental2251921426 2UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYServingwithPrideGRADUATESLOOKFORWARDTOMILITARYSERVICEorfourrecentgraduatesoftheUniversityofMarylandSchoolofDentistryUMSODprovidingdentalcareismorethanajobithasbecometheirpatri-oticduty.KevinAdamsDDS13DavidAxelrodDDS13JasonBarrettDDS13andKrystalBurnsDDS13willusetheirdentaltrainingtoservethecountryasmembersoftheU.S.military.ThefourstudentssymbolicallyjoinedthemilitaryranksduringaceremonyaftergraduationonMay132013.TheyeachtookanoathemphasizingtheirdedicationtotheprotectionofAmericanfreedoms.Thestudentsjointhou-sandsofdentistswhoprovidetreatmentforsoldiersintheU.S.ArmyNavyAirForceCoastGuardMarinesReservesandNationalGuard.F2DavidAxelrodonactivemilitaryduty MDENTALFALL20133BYADAMZEWEDavidAxelrodcurrentlyacaptainintheU.S.ArmyDentalCorpslooksorwardtocarryingontheproudtraditionoArmydentistry.Atercomplet-ingthebasicocerleadershipcourseatFortSamHoustoninTexashewillbeginaone-yearadvancededucationingeneraldentistryresidencyatFortBen-ninginGeorgia.HisArmyservicehasalreadytakenhimtoHawaiiandWashingtonandheisexcitedortheopportu-nitytoseedierentpartsotheworldwhileservinghiscountry.IjoinedthemilitarybecauseIwanttoserveandgivebacktoacountrythathasgivenmeandmyamilysomuch.ItisanhonortovolunteerorserviceAxelrodsays.JasonBarrettalieuten-antintheU.S.NavyDentalCorpswasinspiredtojointhemilitarytoseetheworldandservehiscountry.BarrettgrewupinaNavyamilysojoiningtheNavywasanaturalsteporhim.Heenjoysthestructureothemilitaryandlooksorwardtoperormingawiderangeodentalproceduresthroughouthisservice.BarrettiscurrentlyinSanDiegocompletingageneralpracticeresidencyandhopestobeacceptedintoanoral-maxilloacialresidencythroughtheNavy.Themilitaryreallyemphasizesgoodtreatmentopatients.ServingisalsoawayormetogetourorveyearsopracticeundermybeltsothatIcanbuildupmyspeedandbemoresuccessulinprivatepracticestatesBarrett.JoiningthemilitaryhasbeenagoalorCapt.KevinAdamssincehewasa10-year-oldplayingsoldier.Heisexcitedtoulllhisdreambyenter-ingactivedutyintheAirForce.AdamsattendedocertrainingschoolatMaxwellAirForceBaseinMontgomeryAla.andiscurrentlycompletinganadvancededucationingeneraldentistryresidencyatBarksdaleAirForceBaseinShreveportAla.Hispri-marydutywillbeperorminggeneraldentistrybuthewillalsobecalledontoassistwithdisasterrelieandparticipateinmilitaryandcommunityevents.AdamshopestodeploytoOsanAirForceBaseinKoreanextyear.WhileservinginthemilitaryIllhaveachancetopaybackmycountryorallithasgivenmeandIwillhaveampleopportunitytocontinuemyeduca-tionandhaveagreatexperience.ImlookingorwardtomakingadierenceAdamsremarks.TheourgraduateswhoenteredthemilitaryranksthissummerjoinalargenetworkoUMSODalumniwhohaveservedinallbranchesothearmedorces.ALUMNIREFLECTONMILITARYCAREERSElizabethOatesForElizabethOatesDDS00servinginthemilitaryhasbeenalie-changingexperience.AterspendingseveralyearstreatingsoldiersatAberdeenProvingGroundsinMarylandasacontractorshedecidedtosellherdentalpracticein2011andjointheArmy.SeveralmonthslateratershecompletedtheocertrainingprogramOatesdeployedtoKandaharAghanistanandwasassignedtoamilitaryhospitalwheresheprovideddentalcareorU.S.soldierscoalitiontroopsandworkingdogs.Workingdogsareusedincombatorsearchandrescueworkpatrollinganddetectingtraps.WhenIgotthereIhitthegroundrunningOatesstates.Perormingdentistryinunpredictableconditionskeptheralert.ThemilitarydentalclinicwasopensevendaysaweekandOateswasotenoncallincaseoemergencies.Ineverknewwhenasituationwouldoccurthatwouldbringusaninfuxopatients.Everydaywasdierentandnothingwasguaranteedtohap-penthesamewaystatesOates.ElizabethOatesdeploystoAfghanistanonboardanArmyairplane.continuedonp.4 AterspendingsixmonthsoverseasOatesreturnedhomeinAugust2012.Despitethechal-lengessheacedthelongdaysandhighstresswereworthit.Oatesconsiderstheexperienceoneothemostrewardinginherlie.ShecontinuestotreatsoldiersatFortMeadeull-timebutnowhasanewappreciationortheirsacrifces.ItmademeeelgoodthatIcoulddomypartwhileIwasthere.Thesesoldiersputtheirlivesonthelineeverydayandtheydontcomplain.ThatssomethingthatIllneverorgetsheconcludes.SteveMescherSteveMescherDDS80nevercon-sideredamilitarycareeruntilhisfnalyearindentalschool.Duringamonth-longexternshipataCoastGuardbaseinMiamiBeachFla.MescherenjoyedlearningromhismentorssomuchthathedecidedtojointheCoastGuardatergraduation.InOctober1980hewascommissionedasalieutenantintheU.S.PublicHealthServiceattachedwiththeU.S.CoastGuard.Mescherrecallsthestrugglesheacedasanewofcer.Havinghishairshavedobyamilitarybarberlivinginabarracksandlearningtomarchandsaluteallcontributedtocultureshockorayoungmanwithnomilitaryexperience.Itsnotthateasyinthebeginning.Youhavetoacceptalotootherpeopleintoyourliealloasuddenandinstantlyconormtotheirwaysheremarks.HoweverMescherknewhehadmadetherightchoiceduringhisfrstassignmentonGovernorsIslandinNewYorkHarbor.Workinginahigh-techdentalclinichelearnedagreatdealaboutoralsurgeryandcrownandbridgetreatments.ForMescherleavingNewYorkwasbittersweetbutthatisoneothechallengesoCoastGuardlieconstantreassignments.HehaslivedandworkedinFloridaonthreedierentassignmentsandalsoinWashingtonD.C.NewLondonConn.andKetchikanAlaska.WhilepullinguprootseveryewyearswaschallengingorMescherandhisamilyithadproessionaladvantages.Youmeetnewdentistsandtheyteachyounewtricks.Thelearningisconstantyouareconsistentlyincreas-ingyourrepertoireomaterialsandtechniqueshestates.DuringhiscareerMescherrosethroughtherankseventuallybecomingacaptainandthechieohealthservicesatseveraldierentCoastGuardclinics.HeacedthedauntingtaskoensuringthatadiversegroupoCoastGuardmembersandtheiramiliesreceivedthemedicalanddentalcaretheyneeded.Thoughherecentlyretiredater28yearswiththeCoastGuardCapt.Mescherisproudohisaccomplishments.Itwasveryrewarding.IknewIwasservingmycountrywithanoutftthatwasrecognizedoroutstandingserviceheconcludes.4UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYDentalgraduatestakeanoathtoprotectAmericanreedomsataceremonyhon-oringtheirdecisionstojointhemilitary.HISTORYOFDENTISTRYINTHEMILITARYEnlisteddentistsprovidevitalservicestosoldiersinallbranchesothemilitary.Howeverocialmilitarydentistryisbarely100yearsolddentistswerenotauthorizedtoserveasmilitaryocersuntil1901.Beoretheturnothe20thcenturysoldierswereresponsibleorseekingtheirowndentaltreatment.TheneedormilitarydentistsbecameaseriousissueduringtheCivilWar.Thousandsopotentialrecruitswereturnedawaybecauseduetotheabsenceoavailabledentalcaretheylackedsixopposingupperandlowerrontteeth.BothUnionandConederatesoldiersneededthese12teethtobiteoftheendsopapergunpowdercartridgesthattheyloadedintotheirweapons.Forty-sixyearsatertheCivilWarendedtheU.S.ArmyDentalCorpswasestablishedmakingdentistryanintegralpartomilitaryoperations.TrainedmilitarydentistsimprovedtheoralhealthandmoraleoU.S.troopsathomeandoverseas.Forexamplemorethan4600Armydentalocersprovided70millionrestorationsduringWorldWarII.Todayeachbranchothemilitarycontainsitsowndentalcorpsogeneraldentistsandspecialistswhoservetheoralhealthneedsotroopsathomeandabroad.MilitarydentistryhasbecomeacriticalcomponentotheU.S.ArmedForces.PhotobyAdamZewe EEricOrbisonDDS14hasbeenchosenastheinauguralrecipientotheAlphaOmegaAward.ThescholarshipwasestablishedbytheBaltimoreAlumniChapterotheAlphaOmegaInternationalDentalFraternitywitha100000donationtotheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSOD.BradleyTrattnerDDS88andAdamEisnerDDS89spearheadedtheestablish-mentothescholarshipund.TheAlphaOmegaundwillawarda5000schol-arshipannuallytoarisingseniordentalstudentwhoexhibitsacademicachievementandacommitmenttoprovidedentalservicestothecommunity.AlphaOmegatrusteesalongwithUMSODadministratorswillselectthescholarshiprecipienteachyear.Acor-nerstoneotheAlphaOmegaDentalFraternityisthedesiretobeoservicetothecommunityandencour-agethepursuitoacademicexcellence.Wearepleasedtobeabletoprovideayearlyscholarshiptoarisingseniorwhorefectsthesevalues.WecongratulateEricOrbisononbeingselectedastheinauguralrecipi-entotheAlphaOmegaBaltimoreChapterDentalScholarshipsaysTrattner.Scholarshipsarevitaltoourabilitytohelpstu-dentsachievetheirdreamsobecomingdentistsanddentalhygienists.Scholarshipslessenthenancialburdenonstudentsandremovebarrierstotheirsuc-cess.MembersoAlphaOmegacontinuetodisplaytheircommitmenttoourschoolourstudentsandtheproessionwiththeestablishmentothisthoughtulandimportantscholarshipund.WearegrateulortheirsupportsaysinterimDeanMarkReynoldsDDS86PhD.OrbisonsloveoengineeringhasinspiredhimtoenrollinanorthodonticsspecialtyprogramaterhegraduatesromUMSODnextspring.TheAlphaOmegaawardwillprovidenancialsupportorOrbisonashecontinueshisdentaleducation.HereceivedtheawardromAlphaOmegatrusteesToddSarubinDDS85andArthurGoldvargDDS80duringtheEveningwiththeStarscelebrationonMay13.Imverygrateultoreceivethisaward.Thisscholarshipwillbeatremendoushelpheremarks.OrbisonanativeoLewisburgPa.decidedtopursueacareerindentistrybecauseitcombineshistalentsorengineeringwithhisinterestinhelpinghisellowman.ForOrbisononeothehighlightsodentalschoolhasbeentheopportunitytoimprovetheoralhealthohispatients.Hestrivestohelphispatientsovercometheirearsaboutdentistry.Iyoucaneectivelycommunicateasituationtoapatientyoucanmaketreatmentthatmucheasier.ItisagoodeelingtotreatapatientandknowthattheyullytrustyouOrbisonstates.TheAlphaOmegascholarshipenablesthera-ternitytocontinuetomakeapositiveimpactattheschoolsaysEisner.AlphaOmegaisaJewishden-talraternitythatwasoundedinBaltimoremorethan100yearsago.Theraternitywasestablishedbyagroupodentalstudentswhosoughttocombatdiscriminationwithinschools.Todaytheraternityconsistsomorethan90domesticandinternationalchaptersthatrepresentmorethan5000members.AsalumnioUMSODthetrusteesareexcitedtosupporttheiralmamaterandhelputuregradu-atesbecomeleadersinthedentalproession.ItisextremelyrewardingtoknowthattheBaltimoreAlumniChapteroAlphaOmegahasletanindel-iblemarkandalegacyoruturegenerationsodentalstudentsEisnerstates.MDENTALFALL20135StudentSpotlightSTORYlPHOTOBYADAMZEWEOrbisonReceivesInauguralAlphaOmegaScholarshipEricOrbisonreceivestheAlphaOmegaBaltimoreChapterDentalScholarshipfromtrusteesToddSarubinandArthurGoldvarg. 6UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYAUNIQUEPROGRAMattheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODgivestopdentalstudentstheopportunitytocontinuesharpen-ingtheirskillsbytakingonevengreaterclinicalchallenges.TheDiamondScholarsProgrambringsseveralhigh-achievingourth-yeardentalstudentsintotheAdvancedEducationinGeneralDentistryAEGDclinicwherethestudentsworkside-by-sidewithAEGDresidents.Theprogramwasoundedin2004byProessorDouglasBarnesDDS83MSchairotheDepartmentoGeneralDentistry.Itstartedasawaytorewardstudentswhoareadvancingasterthantheirpeers.WealsowanttogivethemalittlemorereedomandaclinicalenvironmentwheretheycanprogressremarksBarnes.Diamondscholarsstarttheone-yearprogramdur-ingtheirourthyearodentalschool.Atthebegin-ningtheyworkatthesamepaceasourth-yeardentalstudentsandreceiveasimilaramountoacultysupervision.Astheyearprogressesacultymembersgivediamondscholarsadditionallatitudetoperormproceduresthataremoreadvancedthanthosetheywouldtakeoninthepredoctoralclinic.ForexamplediamondscholarsusedentallasersoperateCERECmachinescompletecasesthatincludemultipledisciplinesandperormrotaryendodontics.Withtimethestudentsunctionjustlikeresidents.ThereisasteeplearningcurvebuttheyusuallyperormtothatBarnesstates.TheAEGDresidentsbecomementorsorthediamondscholarsprovidinghelpandadviceasthedentalstudentscompletecomplexcases.Thestudentsandresidentsworkhardtogetherandlearnromeachother.Theproductivityoadiamondscholarismorethandoubletheaverageproductivityoaourth-yeardentalstudentBarnessays.Forthepastthreeyearsallourdiamondscholarshavegraduatedatthetopotheirclass.SomechoosetocontinueintotheAEGDprogramandearnacertifcatewhileotherdiamondscholarsselectspecialtiesorenterprivatepractice.WhateverdentalcareertheychooseBarnesisconfdenttheprogramgivesdiamondscholarsvaluabletrainingthatallowsthemtobecomeexceptionalclinicians.TheDiamondScholarsProgrampreparesthestudentsorprivatepractice.Inadditionitpreparesthemtoenterspecialtyprogramsanditgivesthemanexceptionaloverallexperienceingeneraldentistryhesays.PeterNewtonDDS14decidedtoapplyortheDiamondScholarsProgrambecausehethoughtitwouldprovidehimwithastrongoundationorapostdoctoralresidencyintheU.S.Army.Heenjoystheindependenceotheprogrambuteelschal-lengedbytheheavyworkloadandcomplicatedcases.ThebestlearningtooltheprogramoersisthesheeramountodentistryIamabletoperorm.MyavoriteparthasbeenlearningnewtechniquesromawidevarietyoacultymembersremarksNewton.AterenteringtheDiamondScholarsProgramSayoAdunolaDDS14eltchallengedbytheasterpaceopatienttreatment.Shehasenjoyedtheopportunitytolearnaboutmoreadvancedprocedureslikeimplantdentistryinahands-onenvironment.Iamlearningtobemoreefcientandmakedeci-sionsonmyown.ThisexperiencewillgivememoreconfdenceintheuturebecauseIwillhaveseensomanycom-plexcasesAdunolaremarks.DiamondScholarsProgramCHALLENGESTOPDENTALSTUDENTSDiamondscholarSayoAdunolacarefullyexaminesapatientsteeth.Withtimethestudentsfunctionjustlikeresidents. MDENTALFALL20137StudentSpotlightSTORYlPHOTOBYADAMZEWEPROFILEINALITTLEMORETHANAYEARLisaDAronteDDS12hascomeullcircle.TheormerstudentanddiamondscholarreturnedtoheralmamateronJuly28asanassistantgeneralpracticedirectorinthepredoctoraldentalclinic.TeachinghasalwaysbeenapassionorDArontewhowenttocollegetobecomeahighschoolbiologyteacher.Howeveratershespenttimeshadowingherchildhooddentistshedevelopedanafnityororalhealthcareanddecidedtopursueadentalcareer.Ireallyenjoythesocialaspectodentistryespeciallyinteractingwithdier-entpeopleeverydayremarksDAronte.SheenrolledatUMSODandaterthreeyearsochallengingcoursesandclinicalcasesshedecidedtopushherselevenharderandapplyortheDiamondScholarsProgram.Shewasacceptedintotheone-yearprogramalongwiththreeoherclassmates.DAronteandtheotherdiamondscholarsspenttheirourthyearodentalschoolworkingalongsidetheAdvancedEducationinGeneralDentistryAEGDresidents.Theywereabletocompletemorechallengingcasesataasterpacethantheirclassmatesinthepredoctoralclinic.TheacultysupervisionislimitedsoIbecamemoreconfdentindevelopingtreatmentplansorpatientswithoutsomeoneleaningovermyshouldershestates.Shewasabletoplaceimplantsandperormsurgicalproceduresduringherourthyearodentalschool.Theprivilegeshowevercamewithanadditionalworkload.DArontedidnttaketimeoduringthesummerandrecallsthechallengesostudyingorclinicalboardswhileshehadaullscheduleopatients.SheappreciatedthehelpadviceandmentorshipshereceivedromtheAEGDresidents.DAronteknowstheDiamondScholarsProgramgaveherskillsthatwillbeinvaluabletohercareer.Itreallystrengthenedmyunder-standingotheoundationsoclinicalprocedures.Ialsolearnedalotabouthowtopresenttreatmentplanstopatientsandempathizewiththeirsituationsshesays.Nowshewillgettoapplyherclinicalskillsatheralmamater.TheideaoteachingalwaysremainedinthebackoDArontesmindbutsheneverexpectedtogettheopportunitytoteachsoearlyinhercareer.Asanassistantgeneralpracticedirectorshewilloverseethird-andourth-yeardentalstudentsastheytreatpatientsinthegeneraldentistryclinic.Imlookingorwardtoprovidingstudentswithapositiveexperienceeveniitsjustoeringthemadviceorawordoencouragementduringtheirday.Ithinkitwillbeverysatisyingtohelpstudentslearnsheremarks.Thatsnottosaythatjoiningtheacultywontbeanadjustment.Myproessorswantmetocallthembytheirfrstnames.Ijustcantdoit.MaybeintimeIllbeabletoshequips.LisaDAronteDDS12DiamondscholarsSayoAdunolaSalarSanjariandDepartmentofGen-eralDentistryChairDouglasBarnesDDS83TITLEAssistantGeneralPracticeDirectorJOINEDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYJuly282013CURRENTRESIDENCEFederalHillBaltimoreHOMETOWNManalapanN.J.FAMILYHusbandChrisNobisHOBBIESrunningplayingsportsreadingandspendingtimewithfamilyandfriends TheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryhonoreditstopstudentsduringanEveningwiththeStarscelebrationonMay13.Studentsreceivedhonorsoroutstandingachievementsinacademicsandortheirdedicationtocommunityserviceprojects.Awardswerepresentedbydepartmentandinschool-widecategoriestotheollowingstudentsAqdarAkbarElizabethBauerRachelBaylinJasonBarrettJordanBaumanTammyBeavisBriannaBeckmannBrittanyBergeronAlexandraBigaJamesBuckleyRobertBuckleyBryanChaiMichaelCoughlinKathrynCuillaAdrianCumminsMayokunDemehinCindyDingCaitlinDonahueNicoleEdwardsDovElmanAlexandraFulreaderAshleyFrancoisJereyGardynChristopherGibsonJoannaGrabiakKyleGreenSuzanneGreyJnaiGrymesAnEveningwiththeStarsChristinaHaifeyLarryJacksonRaniaKhouryBrettKingmaMichelleKoilpillaiGregoryKraczkowskyJacobLabauveJessicaLeeFlorenceLinTinaMahmoudiErinMahoneyMistyManningJasonMarrazzoElyceMillerySerenaMitchualJessicaMooreSarahMoradKatelynNiuTopLeftBeYonneWhitereceivesTheMarylandDentalHygienistsAssociationAwardMiddleRowL-RRushiPatelreceivesTheAmericanAcademyofGeneralDentistryAwardKristenWatanabereceivesTheAmericanCollegeofProsthodonticsAchievementAwardJacobLabauvereceivesTheAmericanAssociationofOralBiologistsAwardBottom19seniorsreceiveDeansCommunityServiceAwards8UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYDmitryNurminskyIhuomaNwachukwuEricOrbisonBrandyPageArpiPatelRushiPatelVidishaPatelMaryamRoostaSusanSetaKaitlinSumperiMaryTelisKaishaThomasSelenToluKristenWatanabeBeYonneWhiteAnnaWuEricWuBrianZebrick MDENTALFALL201392013GRADUATIONWHITECOATWhiteCoatCeremonyTopRowMembersoftheDentalClassof2017andDentalHygieneClassof2015celebrateoutsidehistoricDavidgeHall.BottomRowFirst-yeardentalandhygienestudentsrecitetheOathofDentistry.HonorsConvocationMiddleRowElyceMilleryDDS13ishoodedbyherauntAtheniaKelleyPhDDentalstudentspreparetolineupfortheHonorsConvocationprocession.BackgroundphotoJessicaLeeDDS13ishoodedbyherfatherFredLeeDDS83.PHOTOSBYADAMZEWEStudentSpotlight DentistryismorethanaprofessionfortheAgninifamilyitisamission.TheAgninisstrivetoaccomplishtheirmissionwithacombinationofcompassionandexpertisewhethertheyareprovidingcareforimpoverishedchildreninCentralAfricaorplacingimplantsforpatientsintheirLakelandFla.practice.FortheAgninisMichaelDDS72MatthewDDS02andAndrewDDS03familytiesbindthemtogetherinaprofessionthathasenrichedtheirlivesandstrengthenedtheirbonds.heFoundationofaLegacyTodayMichaelisimmenselyproudtobeinpracticewithhistwosons.Lookingbackheneverexpectedthingstoworkoutquitethewaytheydid.MichaelsatheremigratedtotheU.S.romItalybeoreMichaelwasborn.Hewasahard-workingimmigrantandinstilledthevaluesocourageanddeterminationinhisson.ThefrstinhisamilytoattendcollegeMichaelgraduatedromFloridaStateUniversityin1968.Adentalcareerappealedtohimbecausetheproessionwouldenablehimtousehisskillstoserveothers.HegraduatedromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODin1972andlaterreturnedtoLakelandtoestablishaprivatepracticein1979.10UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYTheAgninisFamilyDentistryonaMissionAlumniNewstAgninifamilyoutsidedentalpracticefromleftBrookeAndrewMikeDonnaAshleyDerryMatthewandGrayson MDENTALFALL201311WhileheandhiswieDonnaraisedtheirthreechildrenMatthewAndrewandAshleyMichaelneverdreamedthathischildrenwouldollowinhisootsteps.Iwasshockedwhenmysonsdecidedtogointodentistry.Ireallythinkthisisgoingtobealeg-acythatwestarted.ImveryproudthatdentistryhascrossedgenerationsinouramilyremarksMichael.FollowinginHisFathersFootstepsWhenhewasateenagerMatthewnevergavemuchthoughttodentistryasacareerchoice.Aterfnishinghisundergraduatedegreehewasunsurewhatpathhewantedtopursue.Withoutaclearuturecareerinmindheembarkedonasix-monthChristianmis-siontripthattookhimaroundtheworld.Matthewwitnessedtheincredibleimpactmedicalanddentalprovidershaveonthelivesoimpoverishedpeopleindevelopingcountries.WhenIcamebackalltheBYADAMZEWEpiecesothepuzzleellintomylap.IrealizedthatIcangointodentistryandhaveaamilywhilestillhelpingpeopleandbeinginvolvedinscienceandmedicineMatthewstates.HechoseUMSODinpartbecauseitwashisathersalmamaterandalsobecausehewasimpressedbytheacultyandtechnology.HoweverMatthewendedupwithmorethanaDDSaterouryearsindentalschoolheletMarylandwithawieaswell.HefrstnoticedDerryDDS04whileshewaswalkingthroughtheclinic.Aterhegatheredthecouragetoaskherouttheybothrealizedtheyhadalotincommon.ThetwomarriedaterDerrygradu-atedromdentalschoolandthenmadethemovetoMichaelshometownLakeland.AnAgninibymar-riageDerrysoonsawtheimpactthisamilyhashadthroughoutcentralFlorida.Theyreveryrespectedinthecommunity.EverywhereIgopeopleaskmeMikeAgninitreatsboyinaZambiandentalclinicin2006withhiswifeDonna.PhotobyAdamZewe 12UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYWhichAgniniareyoumar-riedtoEverybodyknowstheAgninisshesays.MatthewandDerryareproudparentsoa2-year-oldsonGraysonwhomtheyarealreadygroomingtobecomethenextAgninidentist.MissionAccomplishedThedecisiontopursuedentistrycametoAndrewwhilehewas8000milesawayromtheamilysLakelandpractice.WhileAndrewwaspursuinghisundergraduatedegreehetraveledwiththeamilytoZimbabweinsouthernAricaonamissiontrip.Michaelandateamodentalproessionalsprovidedcareorimpoverishedchildrenandadultsmanyowhomwereindesperateneedotreatment.Igottoseedentistryupcloseandhowitcanaectpeopleonaveryshort-termbasisandmeettheirneeds.Iexperiencedhowrewardingitcanbe.ThatsparkedanintereststatesAndrew.ServingthepoorinothercountrieshasbeenapriorityorMichaelsincehewentonhisfrstmis-siontripin1991.Ashischildrengotolderhebegantakingthemwithhimonthetripssotheycouldlearnaboutotherpartsotheworldandexperiencedier-entcultures.HisdesiretohelphisellowmanhastakenhimtoRussiaZimbabweZambiaandEthiopiaaswellasmanycountriesinSoutheastAsiaSouthAmericaandCentralAmerica.ThemissiontripsareevangelicalinnatureMichaelandhiscolleaguesshareChristianvalueswiththeirpatients.TheyalsoleaveeachpatientwithaBible.WegoandtellthemthatwecanhelpwiththeirpainornowwhichiswhyGodsentus.ButreallyourgoalistohelpJesushealtheirheart.Peopleunderstandheartinanylanguage.Theyunderstandthatpeoplehaveaheartpeoplehaveaspiritpeoplehaveasoul.TheyareveryreceptivetothatsaysMichael.Thedentalmissionariesacenumerouschallengeswhentheytravel.ForexampletheelectricityisveryunpredictableintheRussianorphanageswhereMichaelandhisteamtreatchildren.Theybringmobiledentalunitsandithepowerisworkingtheycanoeraullrangeodentaltreatmentstotheorphans.Whentheyvisitlessdevelopedpartsotheworldthedentistsusu-allyprovidelimitedtreatmentsuchasextractions.Howevertherewardsoservingothersaroutweighanychallengestheteammembersace.TherewardsomissionworkalsoinspiredMichaelsdaughterAshleytopursueadentalhygienecareer.TheamilystriptoZimbabwehelpedherdecidethatshewantedacareerthatwouldallowhertodomissionwork.AtergraduatingromtheSouthFloridaCommunityCollegewithadentalhygienedegreeAshleyspentamonthintheeast-AricannationoEthiopiahelpingtoestablishadentalhygieneschool.Inanationo80millionpeoplebutonly100dentiststheneedoradditionaldentistsandhygienistsisimmense.Ashleyhelpedtrainthe17studentsenrolledinthefrstEthiopianhygieneclassteachingthemtouseinstru-mentsandperormdentalcleanings.LatershereturnedtoEthiopiaandprovidedtreatmentorimpoverishedresidentswiththehelpothenewlygraduatedhygienists.ServingthepoorinothercountrieshasbeenapriorityforMichaelsincehewentonhisfirstmissiontripin1991.AlumniNews MDENTALFALL201313PracticeMadePerfectAthomeinLakelandtheAgninispracticeden-tistrywiththatsamespiritoservingandsupportingtheirpatients.Theirstate-o-the-artdentalofcewhichopenedin2009showcasesthelatestdentaltechnologyamidaveryuniquelayout.Eachotheofces10operatorieseaturesawalloglassthatlooksoutontolushwaterallswhicharemoreremi-niscentoaspathanadentalofce.Patientsenjoylisteningtothecalmingsoundsoallingwater.ItsnotuncommonormetoberunningaewminutesbehindstepintotheoperatoryandsayImsorryIllbewithyouinaminuteandfndthatthepatientisactuallyasleepquipsMatthew.Thewaterallswerebuiltromgraniteslabsthatwereoriginaltothesiteothenewdentalofce.Pre-servingthehistoryothepropertyisimportanttotheAgninis.TheyshowcaseoldphotosotheLakelandMunicipalAirportromthe1930sand1940sandotheU.S.ArmyAirCorpstrainingacilitytheLodwickSchooloAeronauticswhichtrainedpilotsduringWorldWarII.TheAirportGrillusedbyser-vicemenwaslocatedonthesamespotastheamilysnewofce.Sincethe6000-square-ootofceopenedtheAgninishavehadaneveneasiertimepracticingtogetherasaamily.EachAgninihasthespacetoocusonhisinterestandexpertiseMichaelconcentratesonorthodonticsTMJandsleepdisordersAndrewandMatthewocusonimplantdentistryandIVsedation.AndrewandMatthewarealsotheteamdentistsortheDetroitTigers.TheyprovidedentalcarewhentheteamconductsspringtraininginLakelandandthroughouttheentireseasonortheTigers1AarmteamtheLakelandFlyingTigers.Theybringtheirpor-tabledentalchairstothetrainingacilitylocatedjustoneblockromtheofcetoprovideeachplayerwithhismandatorydentalexam.MajorandminorleagueplayerswhoneedmoreextensivedentalcarevisittheAgninipractice.ForsomeplayersespeciallythosewhogrewupinpoorareasodevelopingcountriesliketheDominicanRepublicthebrothersprovidesignifcantdentaltreatment.WorkingtogethercomesnaturallytotheAgniniswhethertheyareplacingimplantsoramajorleaguepitcherdevelopingatreatmentplanorachallengingcaseorreviewingnewtechnologyatacontinuingeducationcourse.Practicingtogetherischallenginglikeanybusinesspartnershipwouldbe.ButIcouldntimaginehavingapartnershipthatwasntamily.EventhoughyouregoingtohaveyourspatsandyourargumentsyoualwaysknowthattheyrelookingoutoryouandtheyhaveyourbestinterestsatheartAndrewremarks.WaterallshavecalmingefectsattheAgninidentalpracticeinLakelandFla.EachAgninihasthespacetofocusonhisinterestandexpertiseMichaelconcentratesonorthodonticsTMJandsleepdisordersAndrewandMatthewfocusonimplantdentistryandIVsedation.AndrewandMatthewarealsotheteamdentistsfortheDetroitTigers. 14UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYAlumniNewsITSAMUGGYFRIDAYMORNINGoutsidetheElCaminoBaptistChurchinStuartFla.Thehouseoworshipisbuzzingwithactivityyetnochurchservicesarebeingheldthismorning.Themenwomenandchildrenwalkingthroughtherontdoorsarepatientsnotparishioners.OnweekdaysthischurchbecomesasanctuaryorunderservedStuartresidentsinneedodentalcare.AlredWarrenDDS69establishedtheChristianCommunityCareCenterattheElCaminoBaptistChurchin2005.TheideacameasaresultoamissiontripWarrentooktoHondurasatripwhereateamoeightdentalproessionalsprovidedcareorpoorHon-durans.OnthefighthomeWarrensaidtohisellowteammembersWevehadagreattimedoingthisinHonduras.WhydontwedothisathomeWarrenwastednotimeinmakinghisvisionareality.Hecollaboratedwithalocalpastortondachurchthatwaswillingtohouseadentalclinicorunderservedpatients.TheirsearchledthemtoElCaminoBaptistChurch.WarrenenlistedagroupovolunteersandconvertedaellowshiphallandseveralSundayschoolclassroomsintothreedentaloperato-ries.AretiringdentistinFt.LauderdaleFla.heardaboutWarrensplansanddonatedtheentirecontentsohispracticevedentalchairssurgicalinstru-mentsrestorativeinstrumentshandpiecesetc.tothefedglingdentalclinic.EachFridayvolunteerdentistsprovidereellingsandextractionstoadultsandchildrenwholiveinpoverty.Itdoesntmatterwhattheirspiritualposi-tionsareitdoesntmatterwhattheirnationalityisitdoesntmatteritheyaredocumentedornot.AllthatmattersisthattheyhaveanancialneedremarksWarren.Demandortheclinicsservicesquicklyexploded.Asmorepatientslineduportreatmenttheyshedlightonmanystrugglesthatpoverty-strickenindividu-alsmustendure.ForexampledentalcleaningsandllingsarenotcoveredbyMedicaidoradultpatientsdentistsonlyreceiveMedicaidreimbursementorextractionsanddentures.Asaresultmanyadultpatientshavebeenunabletoaordthepreventiveorrestorativecarethatcouldhavesavedtheirteeth.Warrendecidedtoprovidemoreservicestomeetthisgrowingneed.Theclinicnowoerscompre-hensivedentalcaretopatientsormodesteesonMondaysTuesdaysandWednesdays.ThereecliniccontinuestooperateonFridays.IthoughttheFridaymorningclinicwouldbesucient.ItbecameevidentthatpeopleneededsomethingmoreWar-renstates.BychargingsmalleesorcomprehensivecareWarrenkeepstheclinicrunningasasel-sustainingoperation.Howevertheclinicreliesheavilyonthesupportovolunteersincludingnon-dentistswhoarecommittedtohelpingthelessortunate.Forexamplearetiredelectricianrunstheautoclavesandsterilizestheinstruments.DentistsromacrosstheregiongiveuptheirFridaysatthebeachtospendthedayvolunteeringattheclinic.Beingwithpeoplewhovolunteerisamazingbecausetheyaregivers.ItmakesliesosatisyingwhenyouvolunteeraspartoateamsaysWarren.OverthepasteightyearstheChristianCom-munityCareCenterhasprovideddentaltreatmentsormorethan15000patients.Warrenexpectsthedemandorservicestocontinuegrowing.Imthank-ulthatIhaveawayohelpingpeople.ItreallyisatremendousgitthatGodhasgivenmetobeabletoservehimbyservingotherpeopleheconcludes.AlfredWarrenDDS69ProvidesDentalCareinanUnlikelyPlaceTheElCaminoBaptistChurchinStuartFla.doublesasadentalclinic. MDENTALFALL201315BYADAMZEWEWHILETHOUSANDSOFFANSCHEERduringthethrillingfnalsecondsoaNewYorkIslandershockeygameMarcHermanDDS79iswatchingcareullyromthesidelinesreadytospringintoaction.AstheIslandersteamdentisthemustbepreparedtotreatplayerswhoneedemergencydentalproceduresatamomentsnotice.HermananativeoBaltimorenevertookmuchinterestinhockeyasayouth.HewasntintroducedtothesportuntilherelocatedtoLongIslandatergraduatingromUMSODin1979.HeestablishedaprivatepracticeinWoodburyN.Y.andbegantreat-ingpatientsduringtheearly1980sthesameyearstheIslanderswonourback-to-backStanleyCups.EveryoneonLongIslandwasIslandercrazy.IslandermaniawasatitspeaksoIstartedollowingthemherecalls.AshispracticegrewhealsobeganworkingatNorthShoreUniversityHospitaldirectingthegeneraldentistrytemporomandibularjointdisorderpracticemanagementsleepandsportsmedicineclinics.Hermanalsooversees21residentsatthehospital.HavingbecomeanavidhockeyanheboughtseasonticketsortheIslandersandenjoyedspendingtimeatthegameswithhisthreesonsJasonCoreyandZacharyandhiswieHillary.Heneverdreamedhewouldonedaybethedentistorhisavoritehockeyteam.WhentheteambeganlookingoradentistwhowasafliatedwithNorthShoreHospitalHermanjumpedattheopportunity.Heofciallybecametheteamdentistlastyear.Hermanisrequiredtoattendall41homegamesandprovideemergencydentaltreatmentorboththeIslandersplayersandthevisitingteam.InadditionheproducesmouthguardsortheteamandprovidesgeneraldentistryproceduresortheIslandersandtheiramiliesathisWoodburyofce.PerormingdentistryduringahockeygameisotenathrillingexperienceorHerman.TheIslanderscoliseumcontainsastate-o-the-artmedicalandden-talclinicnexttothelockerroomsohehasalltheequipmentheneedsoranarrayodentalprocedures.Duringagameheistypicallycalledupontofxbro-kenteethorcementcrownsandbridgesthatpopoutduringaroughplay.Hockeyplayersarenotoriouslytoughanddonttypicallyletinjuriesslowthemdown.Wellgodowntotheclinicandsuturetheplayerup.ThenitsjustamazingtheygorightbackoutontotheicesaysHerman.Emergencydentistryisavitalcomponentohockeygames.Oroacialinjuriesarecommonsinceplayersarenotrequiredtowearmouthguards.Inadditionrecentimprovementstohockeysticksarecausingmorepuckstobecomeairborneduringplay.Theseair-bornepucksposeahugerisktoplayersheadsteethandjaws.Theideaistoaddresstheinjuryquicklyandgetthembackontheiceassoonaspossible.ItsanexhilaratingeelingbecauseyouarealwaysunderthegunHermanremarks.Asaanheisexcitedthattheteammadetheplayoslastyearandishopeulthattheyounghun-gryIslanderswillhaveevenmoresuccessthisseason.Ilovegoingtothegamesandinteractingwiththeplayers.ImaanatheartbutIhavetokeepthatincheckbecauseIhavetobeaproessionalwhetherIamattheofceorthecoliseumhesays.MarcHermanDDS79MakesTeamDentistryHisGoalMarcHermanwithNewYorkIslanderHallofFamerMikeBossyDuringagameheistypicallycalledupontofixbrokenteethorcementcrownsandbridgesthatpopoutduringaroughplay. 201316UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYClockwiseuMembersofthe50-YearClassof1963andotherGrandClassescelebrateduringaspecialreunionbrunch.vAlum-nusoftheYearJ.ThomasSolidayDDS63withUni-versityofMarylandBaltimorePresidentJayA.PermanMD.wAlumnienjoythebreezedur-ingaboatcruisethroughtheBaltimoreInnerHarbor.xAnthonyPetitoDDS93andhiswifeLizaWardDDS93unwindduringtheopeningreception.yEricandJaimeWhiteDDS03ontheboatcruise.zLindaDeVoreDentalHygieneAlumnusAwardWinnerPatMulfordRDH74centerwithfellowalumnaBarbaraMerrittRDH81leftandAssistantProfessorDebCartee.uvwxyzAlumniNewsPHOTOSBYADAMZEWEAND BYADAMZEWEAllAlumniREUNIONMDENTALFALL201317Introducingthe2013-2014AlumniAssociationBoardofDirectorsPresidentGuyAlexanderDDS82wasnamedpresidentotheAlumniAssociationBoardoDirectorsatanassociationmeetingduringreunionweekend.AnativeoBaltimoreAlexanderearnedhisundergraduatedegreeinbiologyromMorganStateUniversity.AtergraduatingromtheUniver-sityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODheestablishedaprivategeneraldentistrypracticeinBaltimore.Since1982hehasbeenanactivememberotheMarylandStateDentalAssociationandUMSODAlumniAssociation.AlexanderhasalsoservedaspresidentexecutiveboardmemberanddelegateotheBaltimoreCityDentalSociety.Since2001hehasservedtheSchooloDentistryasamemberotheBoardoVisitors.ActiveinhiscommunityAlexan-dercurrentlyservesasaboardmemberorUnitingorLieandasamemberothevocationawarenesscommitteeotheCathedraloMaryOurQueen.HeispastpresidentotheSt.FrancesXavierChurchParishCouncilandTheHolyNameSociety.InhissparetimeAlexanderenjoysgardeningraisingaquariumandpondfshandtraveling.HeresidesinPikesvilleMd.withhiswieJoslynandsonJared.GuyAlexanderDDS82DebraIrvinDDS83enjoystheice-creamsocialwithherdaughterKaroline.Jen-FanWengDDS93andclassmateLisaElderDDS93watchasmagicianBillGrossperformsamagictrick.PAULDREHOFF 2013AlumniRECEPTIONSChesapeakeDentalConferenceSept.202013OceanCityMd.AmericanAcademyoPeriodontologyAnnualSessionSept.302013Philadelphia18UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYClockwisebeginningatleftuCharlesBrightRonCarterandElaineMiginskyvAlumniBruceYuilleLeonardBersStephenKrizanandguest.wJennierMatelisAndrewHorngandArehanaJohnsonxAdamSchneiderandMarcNugerPhotosbyKeithGrovesAlumniNewsvwuxyRobertWeishofEriniMelaandStavrosMastronikolaszInterimDeanMarkReynoldssecondromletwithellowalumniPhotosbyJessicaSchmidt-Bonifantzy MDENTALFALL201319AlumniNewsSTORYlPHOTOBYPAULDREHOFFSavingTeethSavingLivesItshardtoknowwhetherRobertBrownDDS58atage80ismorepassionateaboutdentistryorlieguarding.Thismuchistruetheoctogenarianhasbeenactivelypursuingbothcareersorlongerthanmostpeople.AnativeoMargateCityN.J.Dr.BrowngrewupjustminutesromtheAtlanticCitybeaches.HisatherBenjaminBrownDDSgraduatedromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODin1928andestablishedageneraldentistrypracticeinAtlanticCity.Priortoestablish-inghisdentalpracticetheelderBrownwasalieguardontheAtlanticCityBeachPatrolACBProm1920to1927.TosaythatBrownollowedinhisathersootstepsisanunderstatement.HegraduatedromUMSODin1958asageneraldentistandimmediatelyjoinedhisatherspractice.Heremainedactiveinthepracticeuntilhisretire-mentinOctober.WhileBrownhasbeenadentistormorethan55yearshehasbeenalieguardevenlonger.HejoinedtheAtlanticCityBeachPatrolin1951andstillpatrolsthebeaches62yearslater.Hemayinactbeoneothecountrysoldestandlongest-servinglieguards.Whilehedoesntsitatalieguardstationanymoreheisnowtheassistantchiehestilldonsalieguarduniormredswimtrunksawhitet-shirtwiththebeachpatrolemblemandawhistlesixdaysaweekduringthesummerseason.Hewalksthebeachensur-ingthatswimmersaresaeandthatthelieguardsondutyareollowingregulations.Heisalsoresponsibleormanagingthepayrollthatincludes162peopletheyoungestowhomis16.WhystayonthebeachpatrolorsolongIlovethebeachandbeingneartheoceanThebeachgoersandmycoworkersarealllikeamily.IenjoybanteringwiththekidsonthebeachandstayingactivekeepsmemovingandhealthysaysBrown.AsayounglieguardIwouldrunandswimandrowinthemorningstostayinshapeBrowncontinues.Wehadtobeft.Thereweretimeswhenwewouldmake45rescuesinasingleday.WhilebeachgoershavebenefttedromhiswatchuleyetheymayalsohavebenefttedromhiscareerasadentistBrownauthoredanarticleonthehazardsochewingsmokelesstobaccoortheACBPyearbookandhasservedasthedentistorcountlessnumbersobeachpatrolcolleagues.ChieBrownisoneothemostrespectedmembersoourpatrolsaysCaptainNormanDraperwhohasservedwithBrownontheACBPorthelast50years.Whathebringstothetableisexperienceandplentyoit.Hestillhasgoodeyestheabilitytowatchthewaterandspotrescues.TheACBPmademorethan1500waterrescuesthispastsummer.Brownsvolunteerworkiscloselyalignedwithhisvocations.HeisthesecretaryotheAtlanticCityBeachPatrolBenevolentOrganizationandhasservedasthesecretaryotheAtlantic-CapeMayCountyDentalSocietysince1960.TheNewJerseyStateDentalAssociationpresentedhimwiththeTheodoreSymanskiLietimeAchievementAwarduponhis50thyearoservice.WhatisthehardestpartobeingonthebeachpatrolBrownsaysLeavingattheendotheday.ROBERTBROWNDDS58BeyondtheWhiteCoatUpperLeftLifeguardRobertBrownatAtlanticCityBeachPatrolHeadquartersin1961.RightBrownstillpatrolsthebeachesonfootkeepingawatchfuleyeonswimmers. 20UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYAlumniNews1957VitoD.BuonomanoreceivedanhonorarydoctorateinpublicserviceromProvidenceCollegeinProvidenceR.I.Dr.BuonomanoandhiswieLouisewererecognizedortheircontributionstothecollegesConcannonFitnessCenterendow-mentoascholarshipandsupportorSt.MarysHomeorChildreninNorthProvidence.1963J.ThomasSolidayDDSwasnamedthe2013DistinguishedAlumnusotheYear.1967JohnVandenbergeDDSpub-lishedabookentitledFromTyrannytoFreedomwhichchronicleshisamilyssurvivalinRotterdamHollandduringtheNaziinvasionotheNetherlandsduringWorldWarII.1973BarrySetzerDDSwashonoredwiththe2013HumanitarianAwardromtheFloridaDentalAssociationsFloridaDentalHealthFoundationor35yearsoservicetotheJacksonvilleCletPalateClinicastheirpediat-ricdentist.1974PatriciaMulfordRDHreceivedthe2013LindaDeVoreDentalHygieneAlumnusAward.1975WarrenBrillDMDMShasbeennamedpresidentotheAmericanAcademyoPediatricDentistry.RichardGrubbDDShasbeennamedanhonoredellowbytheAmericanAcademyoImplantDentistry.1977NancyKeselyakRDHMSassociateproessorandjuniorcliniccoordina-torattheUniversityoMissouri-KansasCitySchooloDentistrywasnamedEducatorotheYearbytheAmericanDentalHygienistsAssociation.1979ArthurNimmoDDSapro-essorintheDepartmentoRestorativeDentalSciencesattheUniversityoFloridaCollegeoDentistryhasreceivedaSeniorFacultyAward.Thisuniversity-levelawardrecognizesacultywhohavemadesignifcantachieve-mentsinteachingscholarlyactiv-ityandservice.1980RobertEttlemanDDSwasnamedthe2013CommunityHerootheYearbytheTampaBayLightninghockeyteamorhiseortsoundingGulCoastDentalOutreachanon-proftorganizationthatprovidesaordabledentalcaretolow-incomepatients.ClassNotesJ.ThomasSolidayBarrySetzerPatriciaMulordRichardGrubbNancyKeselyakArthurNimmoSendusyourpersonalandproessionalnewsorMdentalsClassNotesdentaladvancementumaryland.eduUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryOfceoInstitutionalAdvancement650W.BaltimoreStreetSuite6207BalitmoreMD21201410.706.7146 MDENTALFALL201321AlumniNewsWearesaddenedbythelossofthefollowingalumniandfriendsFredB.AbbottDDS62JosephApplebaumDDS48DurwoodE.BachDDS75RichardP.BeimlerDDS63JosephE.BelottDDS47JamesJ.CampbellJr.DDS69ThomasD.CoxDDS74DebraA.DudleyDDS77CharlesEpsteinDDS44ArthurC.FridleyDDSErnestH.HinrichsJr.DDS48GeneC.HoseDDS56GeraldM.IsbellJr.DDS57LeroyR.JacksonJr.DDS77LawrenceP.JacobsDDS58DrexelM.JohnstonJr.DDS55DouglasKaplanDDS61JohnP.KeerJr.DDS57RobertH.KillpackDDS58LeonardKoenigDDS41StephenM.KukuckaDDS48RonaldLawrenceDDS41ArthurJ.LePineDDS43MelvinL.LernerDDS71RobertJ.LeupoldDMDFrankW.MastrolaDDS60JohnC.MillerJr.DDS57VernonF.OttenritterDDS52JosephM.PowellDDS58LawrenceD.RogersDDS59PaulRubinsteinDDS63JamesT.RuleJr.DDSBerniceK.SachsMasaichiSagawaDDS50CherylT.SamuelsRDHPhDRobertW.SeniDDS54AlanStolerDDS57DeanA.SwankDDS93RobertI.SwanDDS51JohnH.SwannDDS61MargaretK.ThomeFernandoL.IturrinoTossasDDS48JosephF.WilliamsDDS55InMemoriamDebraAntoinetteBassDudleythefrstArican-AmericanwomantograduateromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODpassedawayonMay142013.Dudleywasnotonetoletchallengesstandinthewayoheraspirations.AsastudentatMorganStateUniversityDudleydevelopedakeeninterestinscience.SheenrolledatUMSODin1973andounddentalschooltobeparticularlytoughbecauseshelackedastrongsupportgroupamongherellowstudents.Eveninthe1970sbigotryandbiaswerealmostdailytestsoDudleysresolve.Shedrewinspirationromheratherawell-educatedmanwhohadconsideredattendingdentalschoolwithhisdaughterthoughhepassedawaybeorehecouldenroll.ShealsoreliedonthesupportoherhusbandRobertwhomshemarriedwhileattendingdentalschool.AtergraduatingromUMSODin1977sheestablishedasuccessulprivatepracticeinBaltimore.Bythemid-1980sDudleydesirednewproessionalchallenges.ShesoldherpracticeandmovedtoMiamiwhereshebeganacareerineducation.AsaninstructorDudleydevelopedaden-tallaboratoryorthemedicalmagnetprogramatMiamiNorthwesternHighSchool.Thelabwassetuplikeadentaloperatorywherestudentsinterestedindentalcareerscouldlearnmoreabouttheproession.DudleybecameanassistantprincipalwithintheMiami-DadeCountySchoolDistrictandlatertaughtscienceasanadjunctproessoratFloridaAtlanticUniversity.AterretiringromteachingDudleycontinuedtogivebacktothecommunity.SheplayedavitalroleindesigningtheYeagerPlazainMiami.Theplazadevelopedtoserveanunder-privilegedpopulationprovidesofcespaceordoctorsaneducationalcenterandamedicalmuseum.DebraAntoinetteBassDudleyDDS7719522013FirstAfrican-AmericanWomantoGraduatefromUMSOD 22UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYFACULTYUPDATEAssociateProessorMarkShirtlifconductsresearchondeadlybacteria.CoverStory STORYlPHOTOSBYADAMZEWEioflminectionshavebeenMarkShirtlisprimaryareaointerestsinceheearnedhisPhDattheUniversityoTexasin2001.Shirtlicompletedhisresearchtrainingunderanorthopedicsurgeonwherehewitnessedthedevastatingeectsthatbioflminectionscanhaveonsurgerypatients.AterpublishinghisPhDthesisStaphylococcusaureusRolesinOsteomyelitisheintensifedhisresearchintothedeadlybacteriathatcausebioflminections.Hestudiedbioflmsandbioflm-relateddiseasesasapostdoc-toralellowandlaterasanassistantresearchproessorattheCenterorBioflmEngineeringatMontanaStateUniversity.SincejoiningtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODin2003Shirtlihasproducedmorethan90peer-reviewedpublicationsgivenmorethan80nationalandinternationalpresentationsandreceivedmorethan3.7millioninundingromtheNationalInstitutesoHealththeDepartmentoDeenseandotherorganizations.Hemaintainsasecond-aryappointmentasanassociateproessorintheDepartmentoMicrobiologyandImmunologyattheUniversityoMarylandSchooloMedicine.HislabatUMSODstudiesbioflminectionstoidentiyspecifcbacterialgenesthatcouldbeusedoreectivepreventiondiagnosticsandtreatmentregimens.ShirtlifTakesTopHonorsOnFeb.202013ShirtliwashonoredbytheMarylandBiotechnologyCenterwiththe2013BioMarylandLIFELeadingInnovativeFacultyEntre-preneursPrizeorhisresearchthatledtothedevelopmentoavaccineorStaphylococcusaureusbioflminections.CreatingastaphvaccinehasbeenapriorityorShirtliormorethanadecadesincehefrstbeganresearchingtheantibiotic-resistantstrainotheselethalbacteria.Methicillin-resistantStaphylococcusaureuscommonlyknownasMRSAisastrainobacteriathathasdevelopedresistancetocommonantibioticslikepenicillinandcephalo-sporin.ThisresistancemakessomeMRSAinectionsverydifculttotreat.AterpresentinghisresearchtoofcialsromtheMarylandBiotechnol-ogyCenterMBCShirtliwasselectedasoneotwo2013BioMarylandLIFEPrizewinners.TheMBCoperatingwithintheMarylandDepartmentoBusinessandEconomicDevelopmentischargedwithcoordinatinggovernmentnonproftandprivatesectorinitiativestohelpentrepreneursFormillionsopatientsasimpleprescriptionoantibioticsisallittakestowipeoutapotentiallylethalbacterialinection.ButwhatwouldhappenithoseantibioticswerepowerlesstoghttheinectionThescenarioisaterriyingrealityorpatientswhosuerrombiolminections.Theseinectionsarecausedwhenbacterialcellsattachtoasuraceandactasacommunitythatistoleranttoallantibioticscomparedtotheirree-foatingcounterparts.DeeatingthoseresistantbacteriahasbecomeaocusorAssociateProessorMarkShirtliPhD.WagingWaronDeadlyMDENTALFALL201323 academicandgovernmentscientistsconvertbiotech-nologyinnovationintoproducts.TheorganizationhaspresentedtheLIFEAwardannuallysince2010.TheBioMarylandLIFEPrizewhichincludesa50000awardrecognizesresearcherswhosebio-technologyadvanceshavethegreatestpotentialorcommercialapplications.TheMBCchosetohonorShirtliinpartbecauseotheprevalenceandsever-ityoMRSAinectionswhichmakesvaccinationatoppriorityorhealthcareproessionalsaroundtheglobe.Shirtliestimatesthatthereisan8billionworldmarketorananti-Staphylococcalvaccine.TheawardmoneywillenableShirtlitocontinuedevelopingantigensthatcanbeusedtotesttheeec-tivenessohisvaccineinthelab.Ieltincrediblyhonoredandverythankultowintheaward.IowealotothissuccesstotheresearchersinmylabandtoDr.PatrikBavoilorsupportingmyworkstatesShirtli.Markepitomizesthespiritoatrueresearcherandentrepreneur.Heisalwayslookingorwaystomakehisworktranslationallyuseultothepublic.Isuccess-ulMarkwillhaveachievedsomethingthatmanyouscanonlydreamolinkingundamentalresearchinmicrobialpathogenesistoaproductthatisbenefcialtothetaxpayeri.e.thepeoplewhopaytaxestoundhisresearchstatesPatrikBavoilPhDchairotheDepartmentoMicrobialPathogenesis.WhatIsaBioflmAbioflmisagroupobacteriathatarestuckinslimeexplainsShirtli.Bioflmsbegintoormwhenbacteriaenterthebloodstream.Astheytravelthroughthebloodstreamthebacteriabeginproduc-ingreceptor-likeproteinscalledadhesinswhichallowthemtoadheretohumanboneortissue.Ateradheringtothehumanboneortissueinsideourbodiesthebacteriarapidlydivide.Oncethebacterialpopulationhasreachedacertainlimitorquorumtheystopproducingadhesinsandincreasetheirproductionotoxinswhichattackthehost.SomeStaphylococcalstrainsthatproduceseverebio-flminectionscangenerateasmanyas30dierenttoxins.Oncethebodydetectsthebioflmtheimmunesystemattemptstoattackthebacteria.Howeverthebacterialtoxinsbreakdownthebodyswhitebloodcellsthesedestroyedcellsormaprotectivewallaroundtheinection.Evenatertheyhavebeenwalledobythebodysimmunesystemthebacteriacandetachandspreadtheinectiontootherpartsothebody.Oncethesebacteriabecomestuckinaslimybioflmantibioticsarenolongerabletokillthem.Antibioticstargetbacteriathatareactiveanddivid-ingthroughoutthebodysotheseslow-growingbacteriacaneectivelytoleratetheantibiotics.AndwhileslimemaynotsoundtoomenacinginectionsduetobioflmskillmorethanhalamillionpeopleintheU.S.everyyear.InactaccordingtotheCentersorDiseaseControl65percentoallinectionsarebioflmrelated.Thelayerogunkthatcoatsapersonsteethfrstthinginthemorningisanexampleoabioflm.Aslongasthereisatoothbrushnearbyandonecanphysicallybrushothebacteriathatbioflmdoesntposemuchoathreat.Abioflmiseasytogetridoiitisinyourmouth.ItsmoredifcultwhenitissomewhereelseinthebodywhereyoucanteasilyremoveitShirtliexplains.Bioflminectionscanbeattheirworstwhenthebacteriaarestucktoaoreignobjectinsidethebodylikeapacemakerarti-fcialjointorametalpininabrokenbone.Inthevastmajorityocasestheonlywaytotreatthebioflminec-tionistosurgicallyremoveitwhichisadangerousandcostlyprocess.TreatmentobioflminectionsintheU.S.costsabout10.7billionayear.TheresearchShirtliconductedcouldalsobeusedtopreventtheormationobioflmsinpatientswhoareat-riskorbacterialinections.PostdoctoralFellowJenHarroexaminesbacteriagrowingonanagarplate.24UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYFACULTYUPDATECoverStory Otentimesthetreatmentisnoteectiveresultinginmorethan50000deathsannu-ally.MRSAbioflminectionsareparticularlydeadlythediseasekillsmorepeopleeachyearthanthecombinationotetanuspneumococ-cusHaemophilusinfuenzatypebpertussisanddiphtheriaduringthepre-vaccineera.Wevetriedtouseantibioticstofghttheseinectionsbutthisapproachisntworking.Compoundingtheproblemistheactthatmanyothevac-cinescurrentlyproducedtargetthetypesodiseasesthatarerelativelystraightorwardandhaveonlyoneoraewbacterialactorsthatcontributetowarddiseasestatesShirtli.VaccineDevelopmentisKeyShirtliisconvincedthatdevelopinganeectivevaccineisthebestdeenseagainstbioflminections.Heandhislabmembersbegantheprocessbyisolat-ingfvedierentantigensproducedbybacteriainStaphylococcusaureusbioflms.Antigensaretoxinsthatinducethebodytobeginproducingdisease-fghtingantibodies.ShirtlicombinedtheantigenstocreateavaccineandtesteditagainstaStaphylococcusbacterialinection.Whenallfveantigenswereusedinthevaccineeverysingletestsub-jectovercametheinection.Shirtliwaspleasedwiththeresultsbuthedecidedtorepeattheexperimentandevaluatethevaccineseectivenessagainstanevengreaterinection.Inthenextexperimenthetestedthevaccineagainstaninectionconsistingoaninoculationo300millionstaphbacteria.Thevaccinecompletelyeliminatedallothebacteriaromthebody.Thatsuccesshascaughttheattentionoamajorphar-maceuticalcompanywhichiscurrentlypreparingtotesthispatentedvaccine.FutureApplicationsShirtlicontinuestostudyadditionalapplicationsoTheShirtliflabromletJenHarroJefFreibergMarkShirtlifDevonAllisonYvonneAchmermannMisunKangandHaesoonLimMDENTALFALL201325hismodelincludinghowitcouldbeusedtocreatevaccinesorotherdiseasesthatotenleadtobio-flminectionslikecysticfbrosisendocarditisandchronicurinarytractinections.Healsoplanstoutilizehisresearchtoimprovediagnosisobioflminections.Onceabioflmormsinthebodyitisdifcultorpractitionerstoisolateandculturebacteria.Thebacteriaarestuckinthebioflmandmaybeinalocationthatisdifculttobiopsy.Withoutasampleothebacteriadoctorsstruggletoeectivelydeterminethespecifctypeobacterialinection.HoweverusingShirtlisresearchasabaseapractitionercouldtestapatienttodeterminethetypeobioflminectionthatispresent.Thedoctorcoulddrawthepatientsbloodtoseeithepatienthasdevelopedantibodiesagainstaspecifcbioflmprotein.ThoseantibodiescouldhelpthepractitionersuccessullydiagnosetheinectionusingaquicktestorStaphylococcusaureus.ThistestiscurrentlybeingdevelopedbyaMarylandcompanyBioassayWorksInc.InSeptemberShirtliandhisellowresearch-erswereawardedaU.S.patentoraninventionthatprovidesmethodsorbioflmdetection.TheresearchShirtliconductedcouldalsobeusedtopreventtheormationobioflmsinpatientswhoareat-riskorbacterialinections.Forexampleapatientwhoreceivesametalpinintheboneorapatientsu-eringromacompoundracturetypicallyhasa20to30percentchanceodevelopinganinectionShirtliexplains.Howeverithosepatientsreceivedinjectionsoanti-bioflmantibodiesbeoretheirtreatmentsitcouldpreventtheinectionsromorming.UltimatelyShirtliishopeulthathisresearchwillhelpcreateananti-staphvaccinethatcouldimprovepatientcarearoundtheworld.Bioflminectionskillhundredsothousandsopeople.IIcanmakeanimpactandtrytoeliminatesomeothesueringthatIveseenIwillhavesucceededheconcludes. FACULTYUPDATEHuakunXuroessorHuakunXuPhDMSandhiscol-laboratorshavebeenhonoredwiththe2013WilliamJ.GiesAwardorBiomaterialsandBioengineeringResearchromtheInternationalAssociationoDentalResearchIADR.TheawardrecognizesthepioneeringresearchoDr.Xusgroupinthedevelopmentoatooth-fllingmaterialthatstrengthensteethandkillscavity-producingbacteria.Ieelhonoredandhumbledtoreceivethisawardbecausethishasbeenagroupeort.ThishasallbeenmadepossiblebytheresearchersinmylabtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistrysUMSODadministrationandtheundingspon-sorssaysXudirectorobiomaterialsandtissueengineeringintheDepartmentoEndodonticsProsthodonticsandOperativeDentistry.Thetooth-fllingmaterialthatstrengthensteethandkillscavity-producingbacteriawasdevelopedbyXuandhisgroupLeiChengDDSPhDpostdoctoralscientistKeZhangDDSvisitingPhDstudentMaryAnneMeloDDSPhDMScassistantproessorMichaelWeirPhDMSresearchassistantproessorandXuedongZhouPhDDDSMS.Xuspentthepastdecadeohisscientifccareerresearchingtheuseobiomaterialsasameanstoreplacelostmineralsandregeneratebone.AterstartinghislabatUMSODin2007hedecidedtoexpandhiscalciumphosphatemineralworkintotherealmotooth-fllingmaterials.Atypicaldentistspends50to70percentohisAtypicaldentistspends50to70percentofhisorhertimediggingoutoldandfailedrestora-tionsandplacingnewones.Ithoughtthatremineralizingandanti-bacterialfillingmaterialscouldbeusefulinreduc-ingthefailureratesofrestorations. MDENTALFALL201327BYADAMZEWECapturesIADRAwardforInnovativeFillingMaterialorhertimediggingoutoldandailedrestorationsandplacingnewones.Ithoughtthatremineralizingandantibacterialfllingmaterialscouldbeuseulinreduc-ingtheailureratesorestorationssaysXu.Whenadentistfllsatooththepreparedtoothcavityusuallycontainssomebacteriaorcarioustis-sues.Inadditionthereareotenmicrogapsattherestorationtoothinteraces.Thesmallgapscantrapbacteriawhichcansecreteacidsandurtherweakenthetoothstructureleadingtothedevelopmentosecondarycaries.ThesecondarycarieslocatedalongtheperimeterotheoriginalrestorationarethemaincauseorestorationailureXuexplains.Hisresearchhasimplicationsthatstretcharbeyondlaboratorywalls.Byincreasingthelongev-ityorestorationshealthcarecoststosocietycoulddecrease.ItalsowouldimprovethequalityolieormillionsopatientssaysXu.Thefllingmaterialcouldbeespeciallybenefcialorunderservedpopula-tionsintheU.S.andinThirdWorldcountriesthatlackaccesstodentalcare.HopeullyourresearchwillyieldabetterproductandabettertreatmentmethodorpatientsimprovetheefcacyotreatmentandultimatelyimprovetheirqualityolieXusays.COLLABORATIONPUTSNEWMATERIALSTOTHETESTThroughcollaborationwiththeUniversityoMarylandBaltimoreCountyUMBCXuteststheeec-tivenessohisdiscoveries.ForthepastfveyearsXuhasbeenworkingcloselywithDwayneArolaPhDaproessorwithjointappointmentsintheDepartmentoMechanicalEngineeringatUMBCandtheDepartmentoEnd-odonticsProsthodonticsandOperativeDentistryatUMSODtodevelopspecializedtestingdevicesortheinnovativefllingmaterials.Arolawhostudieshowatigueaectsthedurabilityoengineeredmaterialsandbiomaterialshasdevelopedamachinetosimulatetheoralconditionsinvolvingsimultaneouscyclicloadingandbioflmattack.Thetestingdeviceisdesignedtoapplythesamecyclicstressthatoccursduringchewing.Thedeviceisuniquebecauseitissmallenoughtobeplacedinsideanincubatorwhichprovidestheidealconditionstogrowbacteriathatarecommonlyoundintheoralcavity.Whentestingthefllingmateri-alsXuplacesarestorationinsidethetestingdeviceutilizingthesamemethodadentistuses.Heandhiscolleaguesgatherdatatounderstandhowthestressochewingandthegrowthobacteriasimultaneouslyimpactthestrengthothefllingmaterial.Thefeldodentistryhasneverevaluatedrestora-tionmaterialsunderthosetwochallengesbacterialgrowthandcyclicstress.WearebuildingnewtoolsthatwillbeabletoevaluatethenextgenerationodentalmaterialsArolasaid.AnotherkeyresearchcollaboratorisAshraFouadBDSDDSMSchairotheDepartmentoEnd-odonticsProsthodonticsandOperativeDentistryatUMSOD.XuandFouadhavejustcompletedastudywhichshowedthattherestorationtheydevelopedcausedanincreaseindentinormationandhadsimilarlymildcytotoxicitycomparedtocommercialrestorations.Xuhopesthattheirmultidisciplinarycollaborationwillurtherimprovethepropertiesandperormanceotherestorationmaterialsandbringthenewtechnologyclosertoclinicalapplications.Bacteriagrowsonresistantresin.Bacteriagrowsontraditionalresin.DwayneArolaPhD 28UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYBYADAMZEWEMarkMacekDDSDrPHQ.HowdidyougetinterestedinresearchA.Iwasachemistrymajorincollege.WhileIwasastudentIworkedinaninorganicchemistrylabandreallyenjoyedtheprocessodiscovery.DuringmyresidencyIenjoyedinteractingwithmypatientsbutwantedtoaddressbroaderissuesrelatingtothehealthcaresystemandtheneedsounderservedpopulations.AtermyresidencyIhadtheopportunitytocompletearesearchellowshipwiththeVeteransAdministrationwhereIstudiedthebacteriathatcauseperiodontaldisease.Stillwhatreallyencour-agedmetobecometheresearcherIamtodaywasanopportunitytopursueamastersdegreeinpublichealth.FromtheveryfrstclassthatItookIabsolutelyellinlovewiththefeld.IknewitwaswhatIwantedtopursueortherestomylie.Q.WhatisyourcurrentresearchfocusA.RightnowImmostinvolvedwiththefeldohealthliter-acy.Healthliteracyisdefnedasthedegreetowhichindividualshavetheabilitytoobtainprocessandunderstandbasichealthinormationandmakedecisions.Apersonshealthliteracycanbethoughtoasakindocurrency.Ingeneralthosewhohavehigherlevelsohealthliteracyhavemoreresourcesavailabletothemwithinthehealthcaresystem.IntheUnitedStatestheseresourcesarebecomingmoreimportantespeciallyasthehealthcaresystembecomesincreasinglydemandingandhealthcaredecisionsbecomeincreasinglycomplicated.Q.WhatresearchareyoucurrentlyconductingA.Since2011myresearchteamhasbeenlookingattherelationshipsbetweenhealthliteracyandoralhealth.IamtheprincipalinvestigatorPIora2.7millionprojectsponsoredbytheNationalInstituteoDentalandCranioacialResearchNIDCR.Drs.LeonardCohenandHaiyanChenandSusanStudiesOralHealthLiteracyPROFILETITLEAssociateProfessorofDentalPublicHealthJOINEDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRY1998CURRENTRESIDENCELaurelMd.HOMETOWNChicagoFAMILYWifeKerryHOBBIESphotographyreadingmusicandcampingFACULTYUPDATEOralHealthLiteracyPurposeofFluorideUnderstandsDoesnotunderstandNotsure64747 MDENTALFALL201329CollermembersoourDentalPublicHealthgrouparealsoinvolvedasisMaryAnnSchneidermanromtheDivisionoDentalHygiene.Myco-PIisDr.Kath-rynAtchisonromtheUCLASchooloDentistry.TogetherweareleadinganotableteamoresearchersromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloPublicHealthUniversityoBaltimoreSchaeerCenterorPublicPolicyEmoryUniversitySchooloMedicineandthePrimaryCareCoalitionoMontgomeryCounty.DentalstudentsSayoAdunolaandMarlaYeehavealsoworkedwithus.Thepurposeotheprojectistodeterminetheextenttowhichhavinglimitedhealthliteracyinfu-encesoralhealthdecision-makingandhealthstatus.Specicallywerestudyingwhatpatientsknowaboutdentalcareandthecostsodentaltreatmentwhethertheyhavevisitedanemergencyroomorphysicianordentaltreatmentwhattheirattitudesareabouthealthcareetc.Q.HowwillthisresearchimprovepatientcareA.Onewaytoimprovethesituationwouldbetocreateeasilyunderstoodmessagesorpatients.Indentistryitwouldalsobeimportanttogetuseulclearinormationtopopulationsthatmightnotseeadentistonaregularbasis.Oneothesimplestthingswecandoispaycareulattentiontothereadinglevelosomeothematerialsthatwedistributetopatientsandthepublic.Theaver-ageAmericancanreadatasixth-toseventh-gradereadinglevel.Yetmostothemedicalormsthatweputinrontothemarewrittenatacollegelevel.Iwecansimpliysomeotheormsandmakethemclearerthatcouldmakeatremendousdierence.Somedayinsteadohandingindividualsabro-chureitwouldbegreatihealthcareproviderscouldusevideostoeducatetheirpatients.Thatwaywhenpatientsaresittinginthewaitingroomtheycanpullupavideothatdescribesarootcanalwithvisualsandwithsomeoneexplainingittotheminsimpletermsratherthanhavingtoreadtheinormationontheirown.Q.WhataresomeofthebiggestchallengestoyourresearchA.Fromnationalstudiesweknowthatpeoplewiththelowestlevelsohealthliteracyaretheindividu-alswiththelowestlevelsoeducationandincome.Ingeneralinanykindoresearchthesegroupsarethehardestindividualstorecruitorastudy.Unortu-natelytheolkswhocantellusthemostabouthowandwhypeoplehavedicultynavigatingthehealthcaresystemarethesameolkswhoarehardtorecruit.Q.WhatisrewardingaboutyourworkA.Whatisrewardingtomeisthepotentialtohelpindividualsunderstandmaybeorthersttimeintheirlivessomebasicinormationabouttakingcareotheiroralhealth.Icoulddothatone-on-onewithapatientinachair.Buttothinkthatsomeothesesolutionscouldbeimplementedatacitystateorevenanationallevelisveryexciting.Oneofthesimplestthingswecandoispaycarefulattentiontothereadinglevelofsomeofthematerialsthatwedistributetopatientsandthepublic.TheaverageAmericancanreadatasixth-toseventh-gradereadinglevel.Yetmostofthemedicalformsthatweputinfrontofthemarewrittenatacollegelevel.Ifwecansimplifysomeoftheformsandmakethemclearerthatcouldmakeatremendousdifference.AmongPoorAdultsPurposeofDentalSealantsUnderstandsDoesnotunderstandNotsure592318 VolunteerFacultyShareWealthoEXPERIENCEFACULTYUPDATEHEUNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYSUMSODDEANSFACULTYPROGRAMactivelyrecruitsvolunteerstoassistwiththeschoolsresearchserviceandteachingactivities.Membersothisessentialprogramincludealumnicommunitypractitionersandrecentlyretireddentalproessionals.Volunteeracultyosterthesharingoknowledgeandpracticalexperiencewithaspiringdentistsanddentalhygienists.Lastyearvolunteeracultymembersdonatedmorethan20000hourstotheprogram.ThecostsavingsrealizedromtheDeansFacultyprogramisasignifcantaddedvaluetotheschool.Thenum-berohourscontributedisequivalentto1.5millioninacultysalaries.Inadditiontothesatisactionthatcomesromtraininguturedentistsprogramparticipantsbeneftromin-servicetrainingcontinuingeducationcreditsemailaccountsandreeparking.ChrisLiangDDS98Dr.ChrisLianganorthodonticspecialistgraduatedromUMSODin1998andearnedhiscertifcationinorthodonticsromBostonUniversity.HeisinpracticewithhisatherDonaldwhoisalsoanorthodontistwithofcesinPotomacandCollegeParkMd.andinnorthwestWashingtonD.C.LiangjoinedtheDeansFacultyin2004andvolunteersinthepostgraduateorthodonticsclinicheworkswithorth-odonticresidentsoncomprehensivetreatmentplans.TheDeansFacultyisagoodopportunitytohelpstudentswiththeirtrainingandseeoldriendssaysLiang.DeansFacultymembersoerstudentsadierentperspective.Theyarepro-essionalswhoareoteninprivatepracticeandcantranslatetheoryintopracticetheyvefguredstuout.LiangisamemberotheAmericanDentalAssociationAmericanAssociationoOrthodontistsMarylandStateDentalAssociationMarylandStateSocietyoOrtho-dontistsSouthernMarylandDentalSocietyDistrictoColumbiaDentalSocietyandtheMid-AtlanticSocietyoOrthodontists.HeistheimmediatepastpresidentotheSouthernMarylandDentalSocietyandormerlyservedontheAmericanDentalAssociationsCommitteeontheNewDentist.InadditiontohisvolunteerworkwiththeDeansFacultyLianggivesbacktothecommunitybyvolunteeringwithCatholicCharitiesandOperationSmile.HealsoorganizesvolunteersortheMid-MarylandMissionoMercywhichisaneventheldannuallyinearlyAugustwheredentistsandhygienistsvolunteertoprovidereecareorlow-incomepatients.InhissparetimeLiangenjoysfshinggolfngandbiking.TChrisLiangsupervisesadentalexaminthepostdoc-toralclinic.30UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRY STORYlPHOTOSBYPAULDREHOFFStanleyBlockDDS58Dr.StanleyBlockgraduatedromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryin1958andservedintheAirForceatergraduationattainingtherankocaptainbeoreheoundedhisgeneraldentistrypracticeinAnnapolisin1961.Dr.BlockcontinuedtopracticeinAnnapolisuntilhisretirementin2005.HisdaughterJoannewhograduatedromUMSODin1987joinedhispracticeandworkedwithheratheruntilheretired.ShethenopenedherownpracticeinBaltimorewhereshenowlives.BlockfrstbecameinvolvedinorganizeddentistryasaoundingmemberotheAnneArundelCountyDentalSocietyin1961.In1975hewasappointedbythegovernortotheMarylandStateBoardoDentalExaminers.Hewouldserveasboardpresidenttwicerom1979to1980androm1985to1986.BlockhasalsoservedasanexaminerortheNortheastRegionalBoardoDentalExaminerssince1975andcontinuestoserveontheboard.HehashelpedshapethedentalproessioninMarylandaspastpresidentotheMary-landStateDentalAssociationandtheAnneArundelCountyDentalSociety.Blockwaselectedalumniasso-ciationpresidentin1994andservesontheschoolsboardovisitors.HewasoneotheoundersotheDr.SamuelD.HarrisNationalMuseumoDentistryandalsoservedonthemuseumboard.HeisaliememberotheAmericanDentalAssociationandtheMarylandStateDentalAssociation.Blockhasconsistentlyremainedageneroussup-porterotheschool.ThispastyearhewaspresentedwiththeDeansAchievementAwardorhisoutstand-ingserviceasaDeansFacultymember.Thebestpartoworkingwiththestudentsisseeingtheirenthusi-asmorknowledge.TheyaresmartcommittedandapleasuretoworkwithBlockcomments.HejoinedtheDeansFacultyin2004andworkswithfrst-yearstudentsintheareasodentalanatomyandoperativedentistry.Blockenjoysspendingtimewithhisamilygolfngandcollectingdentalfgurinesinhissparetime.TolearnmoreabouttheDeansFacultyprogrampleasecontactDebbieHorstmanat410-706-7146ordhorstmanumaryland.edu.In2012volunteerfacultymembersdonatedmorethan20000hourstotheprogram.Afrst-yearstudentobservesStanleyBlockashedemonstratesatechnique.FACULTYUPDATEMDENTALFALL201331 32UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYSTORYlPHOTOSBYADAMZEWECBeyondtheWhiteCoatShowsChampionBoxersCYNTHIAIDZIK-STARRDDS84CynthiaIdzik-StarrDDS84squintsinconcentra-tionasshecareullybrushesonalayerosotwhitepowder.Shedabsthepowderdelicatelycareultoavoidthecoldblacknoseothedogsheispreening.Dr.Idzik-StarrispreparingoneoherprizedBoxerstoentertheringduringtheNortheasternMarylandKennelClubDogShow.Ananimal-loverallherlieIdzik-StarrbeganshowingBoxerswhenshewas16yearsold.WhileshewasstudyingveterinaryscienceatPennStateUniver-sityshedeepenedherloveortheriendlyener-geticbreed.AtergraduatingromtheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryUMSODIdzik-StarrimmediatelybegansavingmoneysoshecouldbuyherrstpairoBoxers.CurrentlysheservesasassistantproessoranddirectorourgentcareintheDepart-mentoOralandMaxilloacialSurgeryatUMSOD.OverthepasttwodecadesIdzik-Starrhasbredtrainedandshown26championBoxers.CurrentlyshekeepsourBoxersatherhome.AndlikeanytrainerIdzik-Starreelsadeepsenseoprideintheiraccomplishments.ThreeohercurrentBoxershaveachievedchampionstatusatdogshows.TrainingBoxerstobedogshowchampionstakestimeeortandpatienceshesays.EverymorningIdzik-Starrgetsupearlyandbikesonemilewitheachoherourdogs.Inthewintersherunsthedogsonatreadmilltokeeptheminshape.Sheusesjumpstunnelsandagilitydevicestokeepherdogsmindsandrefexessharp.Iliketomaketrainingmorenatu-ralortheminsteadomakingitseemlikework.TheydontcarewhatcolorribbontheygetsoyouhavetomakeitunorthemremarksIdzik-Starr.DuringdogshowseasonwhichrunsromMarchtoNovemberIdzik-Starrisontheroadwithherdogstwotothreeweekendsamonth.InsteadopackingherBoxersincratesorthelongdrivesshetravelswithamotor-homeandletsthedogsrunreewhileshenavigatesthehighways.ToprepareadogorashowIdzik-Starrtrimsitsnailsandwhiskersandexcesshairandthenwashesitdown.ImluckyIhaveshorthairbreedsbecausetheydryalmostinstantly.Icallthemwashandgodogssheremarks.Idzik-Starrshowsherdogsorconormationwhichmeansthejudgesareexaminingthebonestructure.Asshejogseachdogaroundtheringthejudgesstudytheanimalsgaitandsymmetry.IntheringIdzik-Starrisupagainstsometoughcompetitors.Mostbreedershireexperthandlerstoshowtheirdogs.Asaone-personoperationIdzik-Starrgoeshead-to-headagainsttheproessionals.Itsachallengeorme.Iteedsmycompetitiveedge.IeellikewhenIgetachampiontheyreallyearneditshestates.WhileitcanbechallengingandexhaustingtoshowBoxersIdzik-Starrenjoysthevarietyopeopleshemeetsanddogsthatsheencountersattheshows.Evenaterreturninghomeromagruelingweekendontheroadshecouldntimagineliewithouthercaninecompanions.OverthepasttwodecadesIdzik-Starrhasbredtrainedandshown26championBoxers.CynthiaIdzik-StarrpresentsaBoxertothejudgeduringtheNortheasternMarylandKennelClubShow. MDENTALFALL201333FACULTYUPDATEPatriciaMeehanDDS93hasbeenappointedassociatedeanoacademicaairs.AterearningherDDSromUMSODin1993shereceivedhercertifcateinperi-odonticsin1995.Meehanprac-ticedinWashingtonD.C.untilsheassumedaull-timepositionwiththeDepartmentoPeriodon-ticsin1997.From1997until2004shetaughtull-timeintheDepart-mentoPeriodonticswhereshedirectedtheyear-twoperiodonticscourse.MeehanalsoservedasaGPperiodonticssupervisoranattend-ingdentistwithUniversityHos-pitalsgeneralpracticeresidencyandasco-directoroUMSODsethicscourse.In2004sheassumedtheroleodirectoroadmissionsandrecruitmentandmostrecentlyservedastheassistantdeanoradmissionsandrecruitment.LouisDePaolaDDS75hasbeenappointedassistantdeanoclinicalaairs.InthisnewleadershippositionDePaolawilloverseeallclinicalactivitiesattheSchooloDentistry.DePaolamostrecentlyservedUMSODaschieoclinicaloperations.AprolifcscientistDePaolahasauthoredorco-authoredmorethan130journalarticlesbookchaptersandabstracts.HealsoservesasdirectorodentaltrainingorthePA-Mid-AtlanticAIDSEducationandTrainingCenter.Overthepast20yearsDePaolahasbeenawardedmorethan75researchandservicegrants.ManyothegrantshavepertainedtoareassuchasantiplaquechemotherapeuticagentsHIVAIDSmanagementomedicallycompromiseddentalpatientsrapidsalivarydiagnostictestingdentalunitwaterlinesandinectioncontrol.MarionManskiRDHMShasbeennameddirectorotheDentalHygieneProgram.Ms.Manskihadbeenservingastheinterimprogramdirectorandthedirectoroadmissionsandrecruit-ment.Aterreceivinghercer-tifcateandassociatesdegreesin1983romtheForsythSchoolorDentalHygieneatNortheasternUniversityinBostonsheearnedherbachelorsdegreeindentalhygieneatUMSODin1988.Shejoinedtheacultyin2002.In2004ManskiearnedamastersdegreeromtheUniversityoMarylandGraduateSchool.Sheteachesdidacticandclinicalcoursesandcoordinatesthelocalanesthesiacurriculumorhygienestudents.Herresearchinterestsincludeperi-odontitisearlychildhoodcariesnutritioncariespreventionandlocalanesthesia.FacultyPromotions 34UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYFACULTYUPDATEElaineRombergPhDRecognizedor35YearsoServiceRETIREMENTSTORIESBYCHRISZANGingin1840.Shecountsthisasherproudestachieve-mentinacareerullothem.ShedevelopedandmanagedtheschoolsOutcomesAssessmentProgramrom1978to2003.Hersuccess-ulresearchcenteringoneducationalevaluationanddentalsciencehasresultedinmorethan100publica-tionsand30grantstotalingmorethan19.5mil-lion.Hercurriculumvitaelists28frst-authorinvitedpresentations47frst-authorpaperpresentations61co-authoredpaperpresentationsandadministrationo39programsatnationalandinternationalmeetings.RomberghasbeenactivelyinvolvedintheWomensForumagroupoemaleacultymembersattheschoolwhomeetasneededtoadvocateorwomensissues.Theorumbeganinthemid-1990stoaddresstheinequityinpaybetweenmaleandemaleacultymembers.TheUniversitygrantedRombergthestatusoproes-soremeritusinrecognitionoheroutstandingcontribu-tions.ShealsoservedasanhonoraryacultymarshalatUMBscommencementceremoniesthispastMay.ItgivesmegreatpleasuretocelebratethehardworkandachievementsoourstudentsstatesRomberg.SheretiredinDecemberbutenjoysworkingwithstudentsandacultymemberssomuchthatshevol-unteeredhertimeasamemberotheDeansFaculty.InJulyshereturnedasapart-timeacultymember.RombergoersThementalstimulationthatcomesromcloserelationshipswithstudentsandacultyastheyconducttheirresearchanddevelopthereportsotheirstudiesthatswhatIenjoythemost.TheprosthodonticresidentsearnedmultipleresearchawardsasaresultoDr.Rombergseorts.SheisasuperbstatisticiananexcellentteacherandagreatriendtoalloushereattheschoolremarksCarlDriscollDMDprogramdirectorortheAdvancedEducationPrograminProsthodontics.Nowthatsheisworkingpart-timeRombergisexcitedortheopportunitytotravel.Shealsoplanstospendmoretimeenjoyinghersondaughterandgrandson.AAsProessorElaineRombergPhDretiresromull-timeteachingsheisproudtocontinuearewardingcareerthathasspanned35years.AterearningaPhDinstatisticsmeasurementandevaluationRombergwasinvitedtocometotheUniversityoMarylandBaltimoreUMBandiniti-ateacourseinbeginningstatisticsorDDSstudentsandagraduate-levelcourseinstatisticsorresidents.HerteachingalsohasbeneftedstudentsromUMBssisterschoolsmembersoproessionalassociationsandacultyandstudentsatnumerousuniversitiesintheU.S.CanadaEuropeandChina.WhyarestatisticssoimportantKnowledgeostatisticsandresearchdesignareimportantsubjectsordentalstudentstomasterbecausemuchotheircontinuingeducationindentistrywillcomethroughreadingproessionaljournalssaysRombergwhohassupportedthedevelopmentostudentandacultyresearchprojectsindentistryandthebasicsciencesthroughouthercareer.Ithepractitionerisnotabletoevaluatethequalityowhattheyreadtheywillnotproperlykeepupwiththeadvancesintheirfeld.AshraFouadBDSDDSMSchairotheDepart-mentoEndodonticsProsthodonticsandOperativeDentistrysaysDr.Romberghasmentoredcountlessstudentsandacultyonresearchdesignandanalysesanimportantcomponentowhichisormulatingahypothesisandwritingaimstotestit.Thismethodothinkingisundamentaltocontemporaryhealthcarepractice.RombergjoinedtheSchooloDentistryacultyin1978andin1992waspromotedtoullproessorjustthethirdwomansohonoredsincetheSchoolsound-ContributionsbyAdamZeweandPaulDrehoff FACULTYUPDATEPHOTOSBYADAMZEWENormanCapraPhDMSRetiresater23YearsoServicetotalingapproximately4million.Hehasservedasareviewerormorethan20peer-reviewedjournalswasaregularmemberotwoNationalInstitutesoHealthstudysectionsandservedontheeditorialboardsotheArchivesofOralBiologyDysphagiaandtheJournalofDentalResearch.AddthistothenearlytwodozencoursesCaprahastaughtattheSchooloDentistryincludingdirectingthedentalhumananatomycourseorfveyearsanditresultsinanimpressivebodyowork.Butaskhimabouthisaccomplishmentsandhequicklysteerstheconversationbacktothestudents.Iconsidertherolesoresearcherandproessoreduca-tortobeequallyimportantCaprasays.Howevermentoringwasaparticularpassionomine.Tohelpastudentreachhisorherpotentialandeelyouhadapartinthatgrowthisatrulywonderulexperience.CaprawhoretiredattheendoJunewasgrantedthestatusoproessoremeritus.HeisworkingonabookchapteroraresearchmonographwithJinRoPhDMAandRadiMasriDDSMSPhD.HeisalsoworkingonadentalversionoaninteractivedissectionmanualwithSchooloMedicineAssoci-ateProessorAdamPuchePhD.WhatisthebestpartoretirementItstilleelslikeImonvacationsaysCaprawhoalongwithhiswieMaryJoenjoysorganicgardeningbirdwatchingandyoga.NNormanCapraPhDMSservedasanhonorarystudentmarshalattheUniversityoMarylandBalti-morescommencementceremoniesthispastMayanhonorhesaysatthisstageomycareerwasincred-iblyspecial.Honestlyiteltabitlikeapersonalgraduationaneventmarkingnewbeginningsandareminderthatlearningistrulyalietimeadventure.ThosegraduateswhoearnedcombinedDDSPhDdegreesromtheSchooloDentistryandthosewhohavebeneftedromtheSchooloDentistryscollabo-rationwiththeGraduatePrograminLieSciencesGPILSoweadebtogratitudetoCaprawhoasdirectorograduatestudiesrom1996to2006helpedmovetheinitiativesorward.MyproudestaccomplishmentsattheUniversityoMarylandwereintheareaograduateeducationsaysCapraaproessorintheDepartmentoNeuralandPainScienceswhojoinedtheSchooloDentistryacultyin1990.NormCapraisadedicatededucatorawell-respectedscientistandaterrifcpersonsaysJoelGreenspanPhDchairotheDepartmentoNeuralandPainSciences.HecontributedgreatlytothesuccessoourSchooloDentistryandtheUniversitysPrograminNeuroscience.Healsomadesignifcantcontributionstosciencewithhisresearchpublica-tionsreviewworkandthetrainingouturegenera-tionsodentistsandscientists.InadditiontobeingaacultyleaderCaprahasamassedasterlingcareerasaresearcher.Hislabora-torywasthefrsttocorrectlyidentiythelocationandcentralconnectionsosensoryneuronsthatsupplythetemporomandibularjointTMJ.Formorethan20yearshehasstudiedoroacialpain.HealsoheldanadjunctappointmentintheSchooloMedicinesDepartmentoAnatomyandNeurobiology.Capraisresponsibleor41publications13bookchapters75abstractsandresearchandtraininggrantsThroughoutmycareerIlearnedthatsomeofmybestteachersweremystudents.ContributionsbyPaulDrehoffMDENTALFALL201335 FACULTYUPDATECarolAndersonDDS88MSRETIREMENTBYADAMZEWEAssistantProessorCarolAndersonDDS88MSretiredinJuneaterservingtheUniversityoMary-landSchooloDentistryUMSODor19years.In1994AndersonbeganhercareeratUMSODasageneralpracticemanagerinthepredoctoralclinic.Sheenjoyedthechallengesooverseeing25dentalstudentsastheyprovidedpatientcare.AndersonwasappointeddirectorotheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDentistryCollegeParkDentalClinicin2006.Overthenextsevenyearssheledtheclinicasitexpandedromtwooperatorieswhichwereopenthreedaysaweektosixoperatorieswhicharenowopenfvedaysaweek.Infscalyear2013theclinicservedmorethan700patientswhichisan8percentincreaseoverthepreviousyear.Andersonisproudthattheclinichasgrownbecauseitfllsavitalroleasaproviderodentalcaretounderservedpatientsinthesurroundingcommunity.DuringrotationsintheclinicdentalandhygienestudentsandresidentsgainexperiencetreatingpatientpopulationsthataredierentromtheonestheyserveattheschoolinBaltimore.Thirty-sixden-talstudents30hygienestudentsand10residentsprovidedcareatthecliniclastyear.WhilethereweremanychallengesinstartingthisclinicIoundthatitwasveryrewardingtoseehowthestudentsgrewproessionallyastheyrotatedthroughitAndersonstates.IenjoyedworkingwithCarol.Shewasinstrumen-talinstartinganddevelopingtheCollegeParkdentalclinic.WewillmissherremarksDougBarnesDDS83MSchairotheDepartmentoGeneralDentistry.Andersonknowsthatinretirementshewillcher-ishtheriendshipsshemadeduringher19yearsoserviceatUMSOD.Ilearnedanincredibleamountaboutdentistryaboutdoctor-patientrelationshipsandaboutaculty-studentinteractionsbutmostoallIlearnedagreatdealaboutmyselsheconcludes.36UNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDSCHOOLOFDENTISTRYDeborahWojcikWhenDeborahWojcikbe-ganworkingattheUniversityoMarylandSchooloDen-tistryUMSODin1979sheneverimaginedthatshewouldretireromtheinstitu-tionatera34-yearcareer.ShebeganhertenureatUMSODasasecretaryintheDepartmentoPhysiol-ogy.TwoyearslaterWojcikacceptedapositionasanadministrativeaidintheDepartmentoRestorativeDentistrysupportingDepartmentChairGeorgeBuch-nessDDS61.DuringthenextnineyearsohercareershebuiltastrongrelationshipwithDr.Buchnessandenjoyedworkingcloselywithacultystaanddentalstudents.OurdepartmentreallybecameacloseamilyduringthoseyearsWojcikstates.AterservingasanadministrativeassistantintheDeansOfcerom1990until1999workingcloselywithSeniorAssociateDeanWarrenMorgansteinDDS69WojcikbecameexecutiveadministrativeassistantintheDepartmentoOralandMaxilloa-cialSurgery.InadditiontoheradministrativedutiesWojcikservedasareassuringvoiceorundergradu-atedentalstudentsaswellasresidentswhostruggledtoadapttothechallengingcourseworkandcrowdedschedules.IalwaystriedtobeaspositiveasIcouldwiththeresidents.Ateralittlewhiletheyfguredouthowtosucceedintheprogramandtheworkbecameeasierorthemshesays.DeborahWojcikhasbeenaninstrumentalmemberoourteamorthepast14yearsandhasmadeinvalu-ablecontributionstotheschoolandtoourdepart-ment.Iamgrateulorherdedicationandexemplaryservice.WewillallmissherandwewishherwellinretirementsaysRobertOrdDDSMDchairotheDepartmentoOralandMaxilloacialSurgery.WojcikretiredinJunebutknowsthatshewillcontinuetoenjoythemanylielongriendshipsshedevelopedduringarewardingcareerattheschool.SheislookingorwardtohavingmoretimetotravelwithherhusbandThomasandenjoyhertwochildrenandfvegrandchildren. SCHOOLOFDENTISTRYMissionTheUniversityofMarylandSchoolofDentistryseekstograduateexceptionaloralhealthcareprofession-alscontributetothescientificbasisoftreatmentsfordiseasesoftheorofacialcomplexanddelivercomprehensivedentalcare.TheseaccomplishmentswillpromotemaintainandimprovetheoverallhealthofthepeoplewithinMarylandandhaveanationalandinter-nationalimpactadoptingthespiritoftheUniversity-at-large.VisionAswestrivetoachieveourgoalsweenvisionthefuture.ReflectingonitsheritagetheUniversityofMarylandSchoolofDentistrywilljoininfullpartnershipwithothercampusentities.Theresultingmultidisciplinaryventureswillcontributetoourpromi-nenceinscientificdiscoveryscholarlyactivityandservicetothecommunity.Globaloutreacheffortsoffacultystudentsandstaffwillbemutuallyrewarding.Anatmosphereofcollegi-alityandintellectualstimulationwillprevailnurturingstudentsfacultyandalumni.Administrativesupportwillhelpfos-tercreativityandresponsivenesstoarangeofopportunities.Theschoolwillcreateandmaintainanorganizationalstructurethatenhancesourabilitytoachieveourgoals.Studentsfacultyandstaffwillprovidethehighestqualityoforalhealthcare.Theworldsfirstdentalcollegeestablishedinthe19thcenturywilltakeitsplaceasthepremierdentalschoolofthe21stcentury.CoreValuesAccountabilityCivilityCollaborationDiversityExcellenceKnowledgeLeadershipUNIVERSITYOFMARYLANDUniversitySystemofMarylandBoardofRegents20132014JamesL.SheaChairBarryP.GossettVice-ChairGaryL.AttmanTreasurerLindaR.GoodenAssistantTreasurerTheHon.C.ThomasMcMillenSecretaryThomasG.SlaterAssistantSecretaryNormanR.AugustineDr.PatriciaS.FlorestanoLouiseMichauxGonzalesEarlF.HanceexofcioTheHon.FrancisX.KellyJr.DavidKinkopfRobertD.RauchDr.FrankM.ReidIIITracyeC.TurnerPaulL.VanceSamimManizadeStudentRegentTermexpires6302014UniversityofMarylandBaltimoreFoundationInc.BoardofTrustees2013JanetS.OwensChairEdwardJ.BrodyViceChairJamesA.EarlPhDSecretaryHaroldE.ChappelearCharlesW.ColeJr.JamesA.DOrtaMDMortonP.FisherJr.BrianJ.GibbonsJosephR.HardimanDavidH.HillmanSandraS.HillmanRichardJ.HimelfarbWallaceJ.HoffKemptonM.IngersolDonaldM.KirsonHarryC.KnippMDKyleP.LeggThomasP.ONeillTheoC.RodgersDonaldE.RolandDevyPattersonRussellAlanSilverstoneFrederickG.SmithDDSC.WilliamStrueverRichardL.TaylorMDJohnC.WeissIIIGarlandO.WilliamsonWilliamT.WoodEsq.Ex-OfcioMembersMichaelB.MickeyDowdyMBAPresidentCEOJayA.PermanMDUniversityofMarylandSchoolofDentistryBoardofVisitorsJohnF.PattersonDDS6474ChairGuyD.AlexanderDDS82StanleyE.BlockDDS58BarryL.CohanDDS74AllanM.DworkinDDS66RoyL.EskowDDS74EdwardK.GernerJr.JDMelvinF.KushnerDDS66CharlesP.MooreMarylandDelegateShaneRobinsonWilliamH.SchneiderDDSBarbaraJ.SteinbergDDS74RonaldB.WeitzmanGregoryWimsUniversityofMarylandSchoolofDentistryAlumniAssociationBoard20132014GuyAlexanderDDS82PresidentBarryL.CohanDDS74President-electNgocQ.ChuDDS8890ImmediatePastPresidentCraigSlotkeDDS78ParliamentarianAliBehniaDDS98RonaldT.CarterDDS75GeorgeE.EvansDDS80JuliusHyattDDS81ChrisG.LiangDDS98BarbaraL.MerrittRDH81JonathanE.SilvermanDDS83KimSnyderRDH04LeonardSpectorDDS81JohnTaylorDDS77BradleyA.TrattnerDDS88TheUniversityofMarylandBaltimoreisthefoundingcampusoftheUniversitySystemofMarylandandhometoschoolsofdentistrylawmedicinenursingpharmacysocialworkandagraduateschool.UndertheleadershipofPresidentJayA.PermanMDtheUniversityeducatesmorethan6000studentsandconductsnearly500millioninsponsoredresearchannually. NonprotOrg.USPostagePAIDBaltimoreMDPermitNo.4429OfficeofInstitutionalAdvancement650WestBaltimoreStreetSuite6207BaltimoreMD21201www.dental.umaryland.eduALUMNIMay30June1CatchupwithfellowalumniSeeallthatisnewatyouralmamaterTakeaCEcourseledbyGordonJ.ChristensenDDSMSDPhDonadvancementsindentistryFormoreinformationvisithttpwww.dental.umaryland.edureunion.htmlGearUpforReunion2014