- Chante Parker, School of Dentistry student, was featured by WUWM for its “Black Women Firsts” series highlighting black women making history in their roles and industries in Wisconsin. Parker is the first black woman to be class president in the Dental School’s 125-year history. “It just showed the dynamic of how things have changed over time,” Parker said. “It showed me that my classmates, as well as the school saying that it prided itself on diversity and inclusion and integration of students . . . that this is actually happening here at Marquette. These things are actually possible and attainable for every student there.” Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Feb. 18, 2020.
Marquette dental students might get rural scholarships
A proposal going through Wisconsin state legislature would incentivize graduates of Marquette University School of Dentistry — the only dental school in the state — to practice in rural areas immediately after graduation. The scholarships would save students money and combat Wisconsin’s dentist distribution problem. The federal government has designated more than half of Wisconsin’s counties as “Health Professional Shortage Areas.” Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, Jan. 27, 2020
School of Dentistry Alumni Reception was held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
- Dr. Joseph Best, adjunct associate professor of dental clinical services at Marquette’s School of Dentistry, described how he has dedicated his expertise to re-educating dentists and oral surgeons on the dangers of opioids and the non-addictive alternatives. He is leading a dentistry rehab program on painkillers and lecturing throughout the country on responsible prescribing techniques and how dentists can be a part of the opioid crisis solution. Story appeared in Milwaukee Business Journal
Students at Marquette University School of Dentistry and Wisconsin Dental Association have given out free check-ups and teeth cleanings to hundreds of children aged 16 and under as part of the annual "Give Kids a Smile Day". Watch FOX6 (WITI-TV) report
FOX6 (WITI-TV) reports on the shortage of dental care for patients with special needs. Watch here to see how Marquette’s School of Dentistry is trying to change that.
- Dr. Vrisiis Kofina has been named Grad Program Director in Periodontics effective January 2020.
- Dr. Bryon Ong has been named interim Grad Program Director in Endodontics effective January 2020.