Events, News & Outreach

Featured Stories | 2018

Dental Day 2018UNMC's impact: Children's Dental Day delivers

Volunteers serve 134 Nebraska children. [read more]

Yun Saksena, D.M.D.Dr. Saksena named an ELAM outstanding alumna

Faculty member highlighted as an "Alumnae Success Stories" at the 2018 ELAM Professional Development Program. [read more]

Dental Day Preview 2018Dentistry to hold Children's Dental Day

On Friday, Feb. 2, approximately 175 Nebraska children will receive free dental care. [read more]

Yun Saksena, D.M.D.New faculty spotlight: Yun Saksena, D.M.D.

Dr. Saksena is the new associate dean for education in the UNMC College of Dentistry. [read more]

SHPEP 2017Applications now open for Summer Health Professions Education Program

Program provides learning opportunities for students interested in careers in dentistry, other health professions. [read more]

Peterson siblingsSacrifice, hard work, family key to success

Three Peterson siblings take different health profession paths, but all lead through UNMC. [read more]

Steven HaasDentistry welcomes associate dean for clinical affairs

Steven Haas, D.M.D., J.D., joined the UNMC College of Dentistry's leadership team as the new associate dean for clinical affairs. [read more]


Featured Stories | 2017

Holiday FestivitiesCollege of Dentistry celebrates the holidays

The UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln hosted a day of holiday festivities Dec. 18. [read more]

Holiday MusicDentistry to host holiday music series in Lincoln

The College of Dentistry will welcome three Lincoln-area high school music groups for the annual holiday music series. [read more]

E-Learning ModulesNew e-learning modules funded for 2017-18

Two COD teams were awarded funding for their e-learning projects, which aim to incorporate interactive and engaging e-learning content in the dental curriculum. [read more]

Veterans Day 2016Donation drive, other events mark UNMC's Veterans Day efforts

College of Dentistry will honor its employees and students who are or have been members of the armed forces with a light breakfast and ceremony. [read more]

UNMC for the record

College of Dentistry faculty members Mark Beatty, D.D.S., and Greg Oakley, Ph.D., recognized for recent grants. [read more]

Dr. Minnie Vishwanath, B.D.S.New faculty spotlight: Meenakshi Vishwanath

Meenakshi (Minnie) Vishwanath is a new faculty member at the UNMC College of Dentistry. [read more]

iExcel Ribbon Cutting 2017Students demonstrate tool to improve patient care

Several dental hygiene students and faculty helped demonstrate an interprofessional case study using interactive digital iWalls that can connect students 500 miles apart. [read more]

Interprofessional Academy of Educators 2017New members join Interprofessional Academy of Educators

Merlyn Vogt, D.D.S., is the first and only faculty member from the College of Dentistry to join UNMC's Interprofessional Academy of Educators. [read more]

Alumni Reunion Award RecipientsFour honored by College of Dentistry at alumni reunion

Two faculty members and two alums were recognized at the UNMC College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion on Sept. 15. [read more]

College of Dentistry MuseumCollege of Dentistry Museum open through Sept. 16

The collection features dental artifacts that chart the history and evolution of the profession. It will be open to the public for free through Sept. 16. [read more]

Student Enrollment 2017UNMC enrollment sets record for 17th straight year

Student enrollment at UNMC set another record high for the 17th straight year. The total student enrollment at the College of Dentistry is 278 for the 2017-18 school year. [read more]

2017 Solar Eclipse

Safety tips for the eclipse

The UNMC College of Dentistry will host a "molar" eclipse party Aug. 21. People interested in viewing the event need to keep some important safety tips in mind. [read more]

Special Olympics screenings 2017Dental care provided to Special Olympics athletes

Faculty, student and staff members from the College of Dentistry provided free dental screenings to more than 60 athletes at the Special Olympics Nebraska 2017 Fall Games in Lincoln. [read more]

Dr. Shayla Yoachim

New faculty spotlight: Shayla Yoachim, Ph.D.

Dr. Yoachim joins the College of Dentistry as an assistant professor. She will serve as the course director of the college's anatomy courses, and direct the COD's Gross Anatomy Laboratory. [read more]

Dr. Jillian Wallen

Dentistry's Dr. Wallen named to Leadership Omaha class

Jill Wallen, B.D.S., chairperson and associate professor, UNMC College of Dentistry Department of Growth and Development, is one of 49 members in this year's class of Leadership Omaha. [read more]

UNMC announces dean's list for spring 2017 semester

To qualify for the dean's list, College of Dentistry students must be in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester. [read more]

Memorial Thursday for Debra Rodaway

A celebration of life is scheduled Thursday, July 13 for Debra Marie Rodaway, office associate in the UNMC College of Dentistry dean's office, who died July 5. [read more]

Molar Eclipse 2017

College of Dentistry hosting 'molar' eclipse party

The UNMC College of Dentistry will host a "molar" eclipse party on Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. [read more]

Dr. Henry St. Germain Jr.Dr. St. Germain to retire from College of Dentistry

Henry St. Germain Jr., D.M.D., will retire from the UNMC College of Dentistry after 22 years. [read more]

Panhandle Dental Day 2017Panhandle Dental Day makes a big difference

College of Dentistry volunteers performed an estimated 2,100 procedures throughout the two-day event, a total of about $120,000 in free dental care. [read more]

Dr. Stanton Harn

Retirement reception Thursday for Stanton Harn, Ph.D.

After four and a half decades teaching anatomy to COD students, Dr. Harn is looking forward to the next chapter. He will retire July 15. [read more]

Continuing Education CaravanDentistry offers seminars to alumni May 8-11

Faculty from the UNMC College of Dentistry will travel to Ashland, Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff for the 30th Annual Dental Education Caravan. [read more]

Dental Hygiene Class of 2017 shines in regional exam

Senior dental hygiene students at the UNMC College of Dentistry achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS) dental hygiene clinical licensure examination. [read more]

Lisa Moravec Moravec named Dental Hygienist of the Year

Lisa J. Moravec, R.D.H., M.S., received the 2017 Dental Hygienist of the Year Award at the Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association (NDHA) Annual Session on April 28. [read more]

Nearly 1,000 UNMC students to receive diplomas during commencement ceremonies

List of 2017 graduates from the UNMC College of Dentistry [read more]

Professionals Day 2017Professionals Day event highlights dentistry research

The 31st annual College of Dentistry Professionals Day and 50th annual Student Scientific Program was held March 31 at UNL's East Campus Union in Lincoln. [read more]

Beth Cullinane Gold U 2017

Dentistry's Beth Cullinane is Gold U winner

Beth Cullinane of the UNMC College of Dentistry is the Gold U winner for the first quarter of 2017. [read more]

NIH funding for UNMC increases by nearly 25 percent

The UNMC College of Dentistry moved up one position to No. 34 among 66 dentistry programs across the country. [read more]

Stacey Schuman Spotlight 2017Lookin' at U: Stacey Schuman

College of Dentistry patient registration clerk happy to help patients, colleagues. [read more]

State Contract 2017College of Dentistry awarded $4 million state contract

The UNMC College of Dentistry has been awarded a $4 million, 10-year contract from the state of Nebraska Oral Health Training and Services Fund to help increase the number of dental graduates practicing in rural Nebraska shortage areas and to increase oral health services for the citizens in Nebraska. [read more]

Nicole Baker Spotlight 2017Lookin' at U - Nicole Baker

Nicole Baker, R.D.H., B.S., clinical dental hygiene instructor, sees courage in many aspects of her work. [read more]