Page 1

OU Dentistry SPRING/SUMMER 2015

c DR. STEPHEN K. YOUNG: 15 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP PG. 12


Disclaimer

OU Dentistry

Contents SPRING/SUMMER 2015

The content of this magazine does not necessarily represent the opinions, views, interests or concerns of the University of Oklahoma. This institution in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admission, employment, financial aid, and educational services. 3,200 copies of this publication have been prepared and distributed at no cost to the taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma.

c DEAN’S MESSAGE 1 c ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT 2 c FACULTY RECOGNITION 10

OU Dentistry is published twice a year by the J. Dean Roberston Society and the OU College of Dentistry Alumni Association. Please address all correspondence to: 1201 N. Stonewall Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1214

---------------------------------------------------------

David L. Boren

c COVER STORY 12

President

Dr. M. Dewayne Andrews Senior Vice President and Provost

c TEAM COD: LEADERSHIP AND THE DEAN’S OFFICE 16

Dr. Raymond A. Cohlmia Dean, College of Dentistry

Dr. Stephen K. Young Dean Emeritus

c KIDS’ DAY 19

Donna Brogan

President, Alumni Association

Sammie L. McCracken

c FACULTY SPOTLIGHT 22

Marketing Communications Specialist Editor, OU Dentistry ---------------------------------------------------------

c STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 23 c CLASS NOTES 28

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry ---------------------------------------------------------

Editorial Board

Sammie McCracken, Editor Dr. Raymond A. Cohlmia Dr. Stephen K. Young

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


From the DEAN The changing-of-the-guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London is a time-honored tradition, originating back to the 1600s and, since the middle of the 19th century, continues as you see it today. My wife and I had an opportunity to see the ceremony last fall, and we were amazed at how the tradition connects the past with the future, all in one ceremony. The ceremony transmits three distinct aspects of importance in British society; it substantiates consistent and rigid procedure; it bridges the past with the present; and it provides a presentation of solidity and sturdiness to foreigners about the culture. It all begins with the “old guards” assembling within the fence compound of the palace into an organized pattern, with the “old band” assembling and then beginning to play traditional songs from the past. As the “new guard” comes up from the street in front of the palace, they, too, are marching and riding their horses in an organized fashion. They assemble in the center of the palace compounds, with the old-guard band continuing to play during this assembly process. As the new band marches into the compound, it joins the old band in the same song, demonstrating the importance of respect of the present with the past. As they complete these distinct songs, the old guard marches out of the compound while the new guard, now on duty, maintains the stay of the palace. What I found unique is that as the new guard band finished the traditional songs, they started a new presentation with the band playing “Thriller.” Yes, you read correctly, Michael Jackson’s song, “Thriller.” Like the British changing of the guard, each of our deans since the college’s inception in 1969 have demonstrated those key items mentioned above of consistency and rigidity, connecting the past with the future, and a presentation of solidity and sturdiness to those inside and out of the college. Dean William Brown, our founding dean, initiated this in 1969 and carried through to 1987; Dean Russell Stratton from 1987 through 1999, and then Dean Stephen Young, from 1999 to 2014. The next era of leadership at the College of Dentistry begins now – in 2015. As I take the reins of the College of Dentistry as the fourth named dean, I reflect on the London ceremony, and I am reminded of those important values that are now in my custody. First, I must maintain consistency of providing a top clinical educational professional program, for which the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is well-known. Second, I must continue to bridge the past with the present. As many of our longtime faculty begin to retire, we must lay a strong foundation for our new faculty, keeping those methods and teachings that have proven their worth over time and adopting new ones as our field advances. Lastly, we must continue to demonstrate our steadfastness to our foundations of our profession to those of the community we serve. I am honored and blessed to have this opportunity to serve one of the most distinctive academic institutions in the nation. I look forward to providing new leadership, of helping usher in our own “changing of the guards.” I vow to keep those three important goals – consistency and rigidity, connecting the past with the present, and the solidity and sturdiness for our profession – at the forefront of our vision as the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry moves bravely forward into the 21st century.

Raymond A. Cohlmia Dean raymond-cohlmia@ouhsc.edu (405) 271-5444

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

1


ALUMNI PRESIDENT’S Message I love this time of year; we get to shake off the long, cold winter and plan for family vacations – and we welcome a new group of dental professionals to our ranks. Congratulations to the Class of 2015. You have great careers ahead of you, and your university can’t wait to experience your success with you. The incoming dental class of 2018 promises to be a good one; they come from nine states, have an average age of 24 and come from very diverse backgrounds. They will be entering a College of Dentistry that many of you would not recognize. Change is everywhere. Depending on which floor you step onto, you may be in 2015 or have a flashback to your school days. The dean compared it to remodeling a house; when you finish one floor, it makes the others look even older than you remember. The new continuing education room has the most up-to-date technology and will be hosting several educational courses over the next few months. The new dental hygiene rooms are beautiful and connect students from around the state in one learning environment. The fifth floor also has begun its transformation with the Dean’s office and room 540, and the Yellow/Orange clinic and preclinic simulation lab are soon to follow, once funding is secured. I can’t wait to see the final products. Please take time to update your contact information so we can keep you informed of the upcoming CE dates, renovation progress and other COD news. There is a form in the back of this issue to do just that. Social media is a great way to stay in touch too. You can check out the website at dentistry. ouhsc.edu, follow @OUDentistry on Twitter and like OU College of Dentistry on Facebook. The Alumni Association already has had a busy and productive year. We held our annual Young Alumni Reception for the senior dental and dental hygiene students at the brand new Fassler Hall, and the always-fun Alumni Reception at the ODA Annual Session in Tulsa. We aren’t done yet, so be sure to put Alumni Weekend on your calendar. It is scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19. There will be a continuing education course, the Dean’s Circle Dinner at Vast and the annual tailgate party before the OU/Tulsa game in Norman. We will be honoring the classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. If you are part of these classes and want help organizing a class reunion, please contact Sammie in the dean’s office for guidance.

Donna Brogan

Alumni Association President donna-brogan@ouhsc.edu

2

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


SAVE THE DATE

ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT

ALUMNI WEEKEND SEPT. 18-19, 2015

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE

Sleep Disordered Breathing- A Medical Condition With a Dental Solution

cC.E. COURSE

Presented by: Paul McLornan, D.D.S., M.S., P.L.L.C. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (6 CE credit hours) Friday, Sept. 18 OU College of Dentistry

DEAN’S CIRCLE DINNER

6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 V2 at Vast-50th Floor Devon Tower, downtown Oklahoma City

cD.C. DINNER AT VAST

ALUMNI WEEKEND TAILGATE Saturday, Sept. 19 Two Hours Prior to Kick-Off Conoco Leadership Courtyard Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman

cALUMNI AND FRIENDS TAILGATE

Alumni and Development Office Contact Information: (405) 271-4050 sammie-mccracken@ouhsc.edu SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

3


ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT

OkMOM: Oklahoma Mission of Mercy in Tulsa On Feb. 6 and 7, more than 100 OU College of Dentistry students, staff and faculty donated their time and expertise at the Sixth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy event in Tulsa. This incredible event is designed to meet the critical need of dental patients of all ages by providing dental care to as many adults and children as time, volunteers and supplies will allow.

FROM OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY VOLUNTEERS: “OKMOM is an amazing event that brings together the entire dental community for a common cause — to provide care to the underserved population. It is so humbling to be part of something that does so much good for those who are in desperate need of a little extra help.” “I always enjoy volunteering at OKMOM because I know that my service makes a difference in someone’s life, whether big or small.” “Every year I see hundreds of people willing to wait all day— and even all night— to receive dental treatment. The least we can do as dental professionals is give one weekend of our time to help make a small difference in the large need of the communities in which we live.” “This was my first year to experience OKMOM, and it made me extremely proud to be entering a profession that cares so much about helping the community.”

“People usually camp outside of stores for Black Friday, but today people are camping outside to receive treatment from dedicated dental professionals. You can see how much this truly means to the individuals in the community.”

4

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT

#BYTHENUMBERS

$1,525,657 in donated dental services

2,037

volunteers

12,766 procedures

130

279 dentists

1,609

procedural dental chairs

patients treated

Next year’s event will be held Feb. 5-6 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Volunteer registration will open on Oct. 15. Visit www.okmom.org to learn more.

102,600

square feet of space

average value of services provided per patient

$948.20

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

5


ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT

Young Alumni Reception The Alumni Association hosted its Annual Young Alumni Reception for the 2015 Dental and Dental Hygiene classes April 2 at Fassler Hall in Oklahoma City.

“The Alumni Association helps advance and enrich the lives of students in many important ways. Some include research, academic affairs, continuing education, and events such as this one which celebrates the hard work and achievements of the college’s soon-to-be graduating class as they enter into ‘alumni’ status.” –Donna Brogan, R.D.H., Alumni Association President

6

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients for their outstanding academic performance and records of service. We extend our sincere appreciation to all of the scholarship sponsors for their generous support and recognition of these worthy students. cALEXANDER & STRUNK SCHOLARSHIP Joanna Schmitt (2015) cALLIANCE TO THE OKLAHOMA DENTAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: William Yeary (2015) Victoria Lanhorn (2015) cROBERT BAKER FUND SCHOLARSHIP Katy Polkinhorn (2015) Amritpal Buttar (2016) Jode Griswold (2015) Ashley Hodges (2015) cWILLIAM J. BLUM MISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP Sneha Patel (2015) cWILLIAM E. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP Brandon Loeser (2015) cCOLLEGE OF DENTISTRY FUND Mason Dearing (2015) cWOODROW K. COHLMIA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Katie Camacho (2016) Hayden Fuller (2016) cDELTA DENTAL OF OKLAHOMA ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Samantha Ali (2015) John (Cliff) Ferguson (2015) Daryn Lu (2015) Mazen Naaman (2015) Tung Nguyen (2015) Yousef Salous (2015) Sam McNickle (2016)

Leaha Nels (2016) Chandani Ragha (2016) Angela Tran (2016) Joshua Woodward (2016) Christopher Ray (2017) cDEAN HARRINGTON SCHOLARSHIP Ryan O’Sullivan (2015) cMAX HIRSCHMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Ty Mavs (2017) Jason Wallace (2017) cRALEIGH A. HOLT, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Chelsea Knox (2015) cELI T. JARJOURA AND JULIE A. SPEIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP David Gore (2015) Sally Le (2016) cMARY MACKLANBURG SCHOLARSHIP Brett Wilson (2015) Brian Wilson (2015)

cJEROME B. MILLER FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Steven Gray (2015) cOU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER TUITION WAIVER Reggie Cooley (2018) Jeremy Morris (2016) Bryan Kariva (2017) Clark Plost (2018) Hidayo Elmi (2018) Lindsay DeGuilio (2015) Daryn Lu (2015)

Christian Mirabal (2015) Sherry Blankship (2016) cKAREN ROBINETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Parul Aimani (2015) cCAROL JANE SHADID MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Megan Griffin (2015) cFARRIS SHANBOUR DENTAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP Marni Fuller (2017)

cPIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP Alison Seamans (2016)

cRUSSELL J. STRATTON SCHOLARSHIP Tung Nguyen (2015)

cJ. DEAN ROBERTSON SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP Josh Brock (2018) Clark Plost (2018) Christopher Ray (2017) Kaitlin Polk ( 2017) Clay Algeo (2016) Angela Tran (2016) Chelsea Knox (2015)

cRONALD AND BARBARA WINDER SCHOLARSHIP Lindsay DeGuilio (2015)

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships are awarded at various times throughout the year. Therefore, some recipients may not have been selected prior to this issue going to press. If you are interested in donating to one of our existing scholarships or if you would like information on how to start a scholarship fund of your own, please contact Dr. Stephen K. Young at (405) 271-5444 or stephen-young@ouhsc.edu.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation Scholarship Recipients. Front Row, From Left: Dr. Stephen K. Young, Delta Dental of Oklahoma President and CEO John Gladden. Second Row, From Left: Samantha Ali, Mazen Naaman, John (Cliff) Ferguson, Angela Tran, Chandani Ragha, Tung Nguyen. Back Row, From Left: Leaha Nels, Yousef Salous, Sam McNickle, Christopher Ray, Joshua Woodward, Daryn Lu SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

7


At the COLLEGE

Meet Our New Faculty Yacoub Al Sakka Dr. Yacoub Al Sakka joined the OUCOD in the Department of Prosthodontics in July 2014. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery from University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. He completed a residency in prosthodontics from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received the I. Lester Furnas Award for Academic Excellence and, in 2012, the John F. Johnston Performance Award. His area of interest is implant dentistry, visual and illustrative dental education and management of prosthodontic literature review study clubs. Married to Alia, a dentist, Al Sakka enjoys calligraphy and wood working in his spare time.

Paul Aubrey Dr. Paul Aubrey comes to the OUCOD Department of Prosthodontics from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. At the VA, Aubrey supervised the GPR residents with their periodontal surgeries and implant placement. Prior to that, he was a full-time faculty member in the Prosthodontics Department at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Aubrey received his Prosthodontics Certificate from the VA Medical Center in Detroit in 2009. He also completed a one-year fellowship in periodontics at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis in 2011. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children: Josie, 13, and Santizo, 11. When he’s not reading dental journals or trying to corral Josie and Santizo, Aubrey enjoys tinkering with his 1965 Pontiac Catalina.

8

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


At the COLLEGE

Staci Wekenborg Staci Moss-Wekenborg returns to the OUCOD as a clinical instructor after 23 years of private practice as a dental hygienist. She graduated from the OU College of Dentistry in 1992 with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Association, Oklahoma County Dental Hygiene Society and the American Dental Education Association. She loves serving her profession through dental missions, including work with One Child Matters in the Dominican Republic, OkMOM and LOVE-OKC. She is married to Todd, a vice president with Sonic Industries Inc. They have two children: Paige, a junior in high school, and Jace, who is in the eighth grade. She enjoys traveling, dinner out with friends and attending the many activities in which her children participate. She went skydiving off of the coast of Hawaii and her parachute failed, so she dropped 6,000 feet before her reserve chute opened! She no longer sky dives.

Melissa Stutzman Melissa Stutzman joins the OUCOD in the Department of Dental Hygiene. She earned her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene at Baylor College of Dentistry. She currently is pursuing a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Stutzman practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist in private practice in the Oklahoma City area for eight years prior to joining the OUCOD’s Department of Dental Hygiene. Though she grew up in Texas, Stutzman claims to bleed orange, and insists it’s not burnt orange. She and her husband, Jerrod, are the proud parents of two precious daughters, 2-year-old Brynn and 5-year-old Abigail, who are a constant source of delight and excitement in the Stutzman household. Stutzman enjoys traveling, reading and being pampered — preferably at the same time!

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

9


At the COLLEGE

Faculty Recognized at Annual Dinner

The annual Faculty Recognition Dinner honoring the efforts of the college’s academic and clinical education team was held April 10 at the Colcord Hotel.

1

3

6

2

4

7

1. Dean Raymond Cohlmia, Dr. John Siler

5

8

2. Laurie Cunningham, Dean Raymond Cohlmia 3. Dean Raymond Cohlmia, Dr. Farah Masood 4. Dean Raymond Cohlmia, Dr. David Lewis 5. Dean Raymond Cohlmia, Dr. Dunn Cumby 6. Dr. Barry Greenley, Dean Raymond Cohlmia 7. Dr. John Dmytryk, Dean Raymond Cohlmia 8. Dr. Frans Currier, Dean Raymond Cohlmia

10

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


At the COLLEGE

SERVICE AWARDS

RETIREMENTS

10 YEARS: DR. JOHN SILER LAURIE CUNNINGHAM TAMMY VARGO

DR. JIM KESSLER, director, Aesthetic Dentistry and Advanced Technology, Department of Prosthodontics, will retire this fall. Kessler assumed his first faculty role at the OU College of Dentistry in 1977, and has since served a total of 13 years in various faculty roles at the college. His most recent return to the OUCOD was in 2012 following two years as director of education at the Pankey Institute in Florida.

15 YEARS: DR. FARAH MASOOD DR. DAVID LEWIS DR. DUNN CUMBY 20 YEARS: DR. BARRY GREENLEY 25 YEARS: DR. JOHN DMYTRYK DR. DOUG HALL 35 YEARS: DR. FRANS CURRIER

9

COLLEGE AWARDS

9. Dr. Nancy Jacobsen, Dr. Don Mitchell 10. Dr. James Kessler, Dr. Stephen Young

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR PART-TIME FACULTY DR. DON MITCHELL OUTSTANDING PROFESSORIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DR. JIM KESSLER

12

10

11. Kathy Miller, Steve Miller 12. Masood Khan, Dr. Farah Masood, Dean Raymond Cohlmia, Dr. Paul Mullasseril, Anaita Mullasseril 13. Kim Graziano, Dr. Abbey Onan

11

13

14. Dr. Steve Sullivan, Veronica Sullivan

14 SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

11


COVER STORY

Dr. Stephen K. Young: 15 Years of Leadership by Dr. John Dmytryk If you believe Kermit, it may be easy being green; but it is certainly not easy being dean. Perhaps this is why deans at U.S. dental schools serve an average of five to eight years. The position of dental dean has been described as all-consuming, demanding and often thankless. Very few have made it look as easy or done it with such grace and dignity as Dr. Young. While many of us were surprised and saddened by Dr. Young’s announcement to step down, few of us stopped to realize that his tenure as dean was one of the longest in the country in recent years, or stopped to think of all that has been accomplished at the OU College of Dentistry under his leadership. Dr. Young joined the OUCOD faculty in 1976 — the year of our very first graduating class. As one of the early foundational faculty members, he has seen the college evolve into what it is today, and from the very start he has played a number of key roles in that evolution. His start came as an assistant professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and he quickly rose through the ranks, serving as chair of the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology from 1988 to 1995. In 1986, Dr. Young spent one year as a Harry Bruce Legislative Fellow for the American Association of Dental Schools (now known as ADEA, the American Dental Education Association). The 12

political acumen he gained through this experience was put to good use when then Gov. Henry Bellmon threatened the school with closure in 1987. Thanks in large part to Dr. Young’s insight, perseverance and persuasion, this crisis was averted. From there, he ascended to the rank of associate dean for Academic Affairs in 1995. In 1999, Dr. Young was appointed dean — becoming the third dean of the OU College of Dentistry. Later that same year, he received the David Ross Boyd Professorship in recognition of his dedication and effectiveness as a teacher. Indeed, Dr. Young has been named outstanding classroom instructor by no less than seven graduating classes. In his 15 years as dean, Dr. Young accomplished much for the college and the profession of dentistry at large. Throughout his entire term as dean, he has led the college with insight, integrity, fairness and a great sense of humor. Very few deans have been as well liked and well respected both within and outside their colleges as has Dr. Young. Furthermore — thanks in large part

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015

to Dr. Young — the OU College of Dentistry currently enjoys a uniquely strong and symbiotic relationship with the Oklahoma Dental Association and the community of practitioners in the state. The ODA now hosts many events for our students and faculty, and our students learn first hand about the importance of organized dentistry in ensuring the viability of the dental profession. In recognition of his efforts in this regard, Dr. Young was selected in 2005 as the Dentist of the Year by the ODA.


COVER STORY importantly, completely remodeled clinics that provide truly patientcentered comprehensive care. Other infrastructure improvements included the move from paper-based to electronic health records, new clinic management and educational software, and the incorporation of digital radiography. Dr. Young also was instrumental in securing the $10 million NIH-funded Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant that led to important research in bacterial biofilms and an expansion of research space and equipment in the college. Under his leadership, the J. Dean Robertson Society (the alumni fundraising organization of the College) has flourished. This strong alumni support has been crucial in providing students scholarships, support for the student research program, and a variety of other school projects and initiatives. He also is a prominent leader in the American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association. Among his many leadership roles for the ADA, he has served recently as chair of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure and the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. He is past chair of the ADA Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics and Integrity in Dental Education. Dr. Young also recently completed his term as chair of the Board of Directors of ADEA, where he also chaired the Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental

Education and the Subcommittee on Outcomes Assessment. Within the college, Dr. Young’s legacy as dean will perhaps be remembered best by the aptly termed “Legacy Project.” The Legacy Project was based on an extensive study and analysis of the college and its operations, with input from students, faculty, staff and patients. It outlined an ambitious overhaul of the curriculum, a new model of patientcentered comprehensive care and extensive remodeling of the building to support these changes. Dean Young worked diligently and strategically to secure approximately $15 million to support the Legacy Project through key donations from Delta Dental, the Oklahoma Hospital Trust, the university and others. The extensive remodeling of the facility included new state-of-the-art classrooms and multiple student-centered common areas, updated lighting and, most

Thankfully, Dr. Young’s legacy will continue. He is not retiring, merely stepping aside from the rigors of being dean to devote his time to teaching and continuing to help shape the future of the OU College of Dentistry and our profession. For that we are extremely grateful. Congratulations, Dr. Young!

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

13


COVER STORY

Students, Staff and Faculty Celebrate Dr. Young’s Tenure as Dean On Jan. 13, students, staff and faculty gathered for a reception in the Commons to celebrate the leadership and guidance provided during Dr. Young’s 15-year tenure as dean of the OU College of Dentistry. In his address to the group, Dr. Young expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation at having the opportunity to serve as dean and for the opportunity to work for such a length of time alongside people who he greatly respects and enjoys.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the college in this capacity. When I came to Oklahoma to continue my career in 1976, I had no intention of staying this long — let alone be the dean for 15 years. Even with all of the ‘you can’t make this stuff up’ kinds of days, I can’t imagine having done it any other way.” –– Dr. Stephen K. Young

14

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


COVER STORY

Colleagues Celebrate Dr. Stephen K. Young’s 15-Year Deanship On the evening of Jan. 30, nearly 300 faculty, alumni, friends and colleagues celebrated Dr. Stephen K. Young as he stepped down from his 15-year deanship. Longtime friend and colleague Dr. Mike Rohrer emceed the event, which was held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Hall of Mirrors. It included a heart-warming roast of Dr. Young by his peers, an overview of his career accomplishments presented by Dr. John Dmytryk, and the unveiling of his portrait painted by artist Mike Wimmer. The portrait will hang alongside the two other former deans of the college in the Dean’s Office.

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

15


At the COLLEGE

Team COD: College Leadership and the Dean’s Office

This is an exciting time for the college — new spaces, new faces, new technologies and new ideas. But there would be no “new” without those who have brought the college this far. Here’s a look at the leadership and Dean’s Office staff who work day in and day out to ensure the college is on course to continue creating the smiles of tomorrow.

Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S Dean raymond-cohlmia@ouhsc.edu Dr. Cohlmia has served as director of comprehensive care, assistant dean for patient care and is now serving as dean of the college.

Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S. Dean Emeritus • David Ross Boyd Professor stephen-young@ouhsc.edu Dr. Young recently stepped down as dean of the college after serving in the position for 15 years. His efforts are now focused on college accreditation, development and returning to his roots – oral pathology.

John J. Dmytryk, D.M.D., Ph.D. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs • Professor, Department of Periodontics john-dmytryk@ouhsc.edu Dr. Dmytryk has been a full-time faculty member since 1990. He has served in a number of different roles, including director of Graduate Periodontics (1995-2000) and associate dean for Research (2000-2011). In 2011, he became associate dean for Academic Affairs, where his current responsibilities include management and oversight of curriculum and academic affairs within the college.

Michael L. Ferguson, B.S., CPA Associate Dean for Finance and Administrative Affairs michael-ferguson@ouhsc.edu Ferguson has been with the college since August 2007. His primary areas of responsibility include finance and accounting, administration, human resources, information technology, dental informatics and facilities.

Kevin Haney, D.D.S., M.S. Co-chair for Pediatric Dentistry • Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs Dr. Haney has been with the college since 1996, and has served as both the co-chair of Pediatric Dentistry and the director of the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the admissions process, as well as management of Student Affairs for both the predoctoral and dental hygiene programs. 16

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


At the COLLEGE

Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Research and Advanced Programs sharukh-khajotia@ouhsc.edu Dr. Khajotia has been at the college since July 1997. His primary responsibilities include managing the Student Research Program and annual Scientific Day, facilitating faculty scholarly activities, fostering collaborations with other colleges and universities, developing college research priorities and policies, serving as the college liaison for the OUSHC research activities, and overseeing residency and graduate programs.

Katheryn F. Miller, R.D.H., M.Ed. Assistant Dean for Quality Assurance and Compliance katheryn-f-miller@ouhsc.edu Miller has been at the college since August 1987. Her primary responsibilities include continuous quality assessment and improvement, management and monitoring of patient assignments, and management of patient relations.

Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S. Assistant Dean for Clinical and Preclinical Education paul-mullasseril@ouhsc.edu Dr. Mullasseril has been at the college since July 1998. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the clinical and pre-clinical education for the college. He also is the division head of restorative dentistry and manages Faculty Practice. He previously served as director of maxillofacial prosthetics and chair of removable prosthodontics.

Sally Davenport

Erica George

Dental admissions coordinator sally-davenport@ouhsc.edu

Special projects coordinator erica-george@ouhsc.edu

Davenport has been with the college since June 1997. Her primary responsibilities include the application and interview process for the Advanced Standing Program for international students and general dental program. She also coordinates Career Day and the freshman white coat ceremony.

George has been with the college since August 2013. Her primary responsibilities are coordinating updates to facility spaces, along with the efforts behind the current building renovation. This includes the purchasing of equipment and furnishings throughout the college.

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

17


At the COLLEGE

Team COD: College Leadership and the Dean’s Office Carla Lawson

Julie Mowdy

Student Affairs specialist carla-lawson@ouhsc.edu

Administrative manager julie-mowdy@ouhsc.edu

Lawson has been with the college since November 2001. Her primary responsibilities include managing student grades, academic records, enrollment, class schedules and curriculum. She also coordinates class orientations, the commencement ceremony and the senior banquet.

Mowdy has served as assistant to the dean for the past six years. She recently accepted a new position as the administrative manager. In this role, she is responsible for human resources, employee onboarding and payroll coordination.

Heidi Martin

Steve Ray

Administrative assistant heidi-martin@ouhsc.edu

Instructional design specialist steve-ray@ouhsc.edu

Martin has been with the college since March 2009. Her primary responsibilities include supporting the admissions department, lunch-and-learn coordination, greeting and directing guests, and overall multifaceted support for the Dean’s Office staff.

Ray has been with the college since January 2012. His primary responsibilities include managing the college’s learning management system and providing training and support to faculty to assist them in integrating technology into their curriculum. This includes analyzing overall college learning needs and objectives, and determining the best delivery system to meet those needs.

Sammie McCracken

Diana Stone

Marketing communications specialist sammie-mccracken@ouhsc.edu

Senior administrative manager Diana-stone@ouhsc.edu

McCracken has been at the college since August 2014. Her primary responsibilities include continuing education, the OU Dentistry magazine, events, college branding, and marketing and public relations efforts.

Stone has been employed in the College of Dentistry since 1978 and in the Dean’s Office since 1990. Her responsibilities include human resources and facilities. Diana assists new faculty and staff in the employment process and works with supervisors and hiring managers when questions or issues arise related to employment or payroll. As the facilities manager, she oversees activities related to renovations, facility updates and building maintenance.

Kasie Menefee Administrative assistant kasie-menefee@ouhsc.edu Menefee has been with the college since October 2014. Her primary responsibility is to provide administrative support to the Dean’s Office staff, as well as to faculty and students of the college. 18

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Ellen Ware

Business manager ellen-ware@ouhsc.edu Ware has been with the university since March 1992. Her primary responsibilities include accounting, procurements, processing vendor payment and preparing reports for senior management.


At the COLLEGE

Nearly 200 Served During 17th Annual Kids’ Day

On March 28, the OU College of Dentistry held its 17th Annual Kids’ Day. Senior dental students provided nearly 200 children between the ages of 4 and 12 complimentary dental care valued at approximately $45,000. The college and coordinators of the event greatly appreciate the dental supplies and volunteer support provided both within and outside of the College of Dentistry.

“The dental profession has an obligation to give back to the communities in which we live. Kids’ Day allows us to reach out and provide care to those who may not have readily available access to a dental health professional.” –– Dr. Kevin Haney, professor and co-chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

19


At the COLLEGE c STUDENTS TAKE MISSION TRIP TO JAMAICA OVER SPRING BREAK

by Daryn Lu

Dental students from the OU College of Dentistry and Washington, D.C., spent their spring break providing care to more than 400 individuals in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Over the course of four days, they completed 110 cleanings, 144 fillings and 400 extractions. This mission trip, which has been taking place since 2012, offers students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and immerse themselves in a different culture. During this experience, students grow clinically and emotionally as they gain a greater understanding of the lifechanging value in providing dental care to those who do not have it readily accessible. They get to learn from great mentors and work alongside dental students from other programs, and the reward of serving such kind people and making a profound difference in their life is priceless.

Dr. Karen Rattan, Daryn Lu (DS4), Bryan Blankenship (DS3), Sneha Patel (DS4), Amber Cantrell (DS1), Carmen Martinez (DS1), Dhiren Zaveri (DS3), Ashley Johnson (DS1), Shak Nemovi (DS4)

cINAUGURAL WHITE COAT

CEREMONY FOR DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS

In February, the Department of Dental Hygiene hosted its inaugural White Coat Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2016’s transition from pre-clinical education to clinical education, which signifies the start of their careers in health care. “Providing students the opportunity to formally take the Dental Hygiene Oath is a way of demonstrating our high expectations for their obligation to learning, compassion and service,” said Tammie Vargo, Chair of the Dental Hygiene Program. “The presentation of white coats by faculty members is a symbolic way to convey that students can count on the faculty to guide them through their journey to become exceptional healthcare providers.”

c AWARDS The Graduate Council Research Committee, composed of graduate faculty and students, evaluates and selects an outstanding thesis each year. DR. KEVIN WARD, December 2014 graduate of our Orthodontic Program, received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from the Graduate College. 20

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Dr. Ward’s thesis titled, Patients’ Self-Perception of Malocclusion and Facial Imbalance when Seeking Orthodontic Treatment, was a prospective study of 150 orthodontic patients and 115 parents that evaluated how they perceive their malocclusions and facial imbalances. Dr. Ward’s thesis mentors were Dr. Onur Kadioglu and Dr. Frans Currier of the Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, and Dr. Christina Shay of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health.


At the COLLEGE KRISTI WOODWORTH, DH2, was selected as the 2014 University of Oklahoma Outstanding Senior for the College of Dentistry. The award is based on outstanding achievement in leadership, scholarship, honors, awards and service to the university and community. The award was presented at the Outstanding Senior Awards Ceremony Nov. 7 in the Beaird Lounge of Oklahoma Memorial Union. The award-winners also were introduced during halftime of the OU vs. Baylor football game the following day.

Dr. Stephen K. Young, dean emeritus, Kristi Woodworth (DH2), and President David L. Boren at the Outstanding Senior awards ceremony

The OU College of Dentistry Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon held its 40th Annual Convocation and Banquet March 28 at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The 2015 alumni inductees are (below, from left): MASON DEARING, DURGA BUCHUPALLY, JOANNA SCHMITT, CHAD CARTER, RYAN O’SULLIVAN, CHELSEA KNOX and LINDSAY DEGUILIO. The Kramer Award recipient was ALISON SEAMANS. Also pictured is chapter president DR. DAVID SATHER. DR. LIDA RAFAR (not pictured) was the faculty member inductee and works in the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.

c ACADEMICS

The Graduate Orthodontics program honored its four new graduates on Dec. 11, 2014, with a banquet at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. Graduates and practice plans are (above, from left): DR. KEVIN WARD joined his father, Dr. Dennis Ward; they practice in Avon Lake, Ohio. DR. TANNER COOK joined a practice in Amarillo, Texas. DR. ERYN ENCE joined a practice in Las Vegas. DR. TRAVIS TINGEY also joined his father, Dr. Terry Tingey; they are practicing in Boise, Idaho. The following students have been accepted into post-graduate training programs. SAMANTHA ALI - General Practice - Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma MASON DEARING - Orthodontics - University of Iowa LINDSAY DEGUILIO - Orthodontics, University of Colorado, Denver STEPHEN GRAY - Pediatric Dentistry - Temple University Hospital REBECCA HUGHES - General Practice Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Oklahoma City JEREMY MORRIS - Pediatric Dentistry - Lutheran Medical Center RYAN O’SULLIVAN - Orthodontics - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center JAMES TATE - OMS - Christiana Hospital BRETT WILSON - OMS - University of Alabama at Birmingham

c AEGD TAYLOR BARTON - AEGD - University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry CHAD CARTER - AEGD - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base RODERICK DAVIES - AEGD - U.S. Army, TBD CHRISTIAN MIRABAL - AEGD - Wichita State University WILLIAM YEARY - AEGD - University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

21


At the COLLEGE

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jim Kessler by Dr. Stephen K. Young I have known Dr. Jim Kessler since the fall of 1975. We met in an unlikely place — Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jim, a junior dental student, was representing the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry at a student research summit at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and I had recently completed my specialty training in oral and maxillofacial pathology at Michigan and was headed to Oklahoma to join the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. It is a friendship that has continued for almost 40 years. Over the course of those years, we have spent Friday nights together with our families watching Dallas; taken our children on father, daughter and son ski trips; and we’ve even tried to catch a few fish.

Since Jim announced his retirement a couple months ago, I have had the opportunity to reflect on his contributions to dental education and the dental profession — a career that has taken numerous twists and turns. Jim is a native of Ada, Oklahoma, and graduated from East Central State College in 1973. He was a member of the Class of 1977, the second class to graduate from the OU College of Dentistry. Following graduation, he practiced general dentistry in Norman for two years with 22

Dr. John Miles. From there, he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, where he taught with the legendary Dr. Herbert Shillingburg. In 1985, he left OU to move into a faculty position at the Medical College of South Carolina. He returned to Tulsa in 1988 and spent the next 18 years in private practice. In 2007, I got a call from Jim saying he was interested in returning to academics. The timing was right at the college, and he was appointed chair of the Division of Restorative Dentistry. In 2010, he was recruited by, and accepted, a position at the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Florida to chair their Department of Education. Fortunately, he returned to the OU College of Dentistry in 2012 as a professor of restorative dentistry and director of advanced esthetics and technology. Jim is an amazingly skilled clinician and teacher who is sought out by students for his expertise and ability to communicate concepts. His experiences have made him a featured continuing education speaker both nationally and internationally. In his position as director of advanced esthetics and technology, he also has played a leadership role in incorporating the latest dental technology into our curriculum. During his retirement, Jim will have the opportunity to spend more time at his home in Colorado with his wife, Dee, along with visiting his two grown children — Sarah (Dental Hygiene Class of 2003), who lives in Edmond, and Adam, who lives in Costa Rica. He will be greatly missed, but has agreed to return to his alma mater on a periodic basis to

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015

lecture and plan for the future as new technologies emerge. Jim’s contributions and accomplishments have been an integral component in establishing the OU College of Dentistry’s reputation as an outstanding clinical school. As his friend, I will miss seeing him on a daily basis, but I want to assure him that if he decides to take another twist in his career, there is always an opening at OU.

ACHIEVEMENTS • Outstanding Professorial Achievement Award – 2015 University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry • 2011 Alumnus of the Year – University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry • Dan E. Brannin Professionalism Award – 1995 Oklahoma Dental Association • President – 2004 American Academy of Restorative Dentistry • Co-Author on five textbooks • Thirteen journal articles published


At the COLLEGE

Student Spotlight: A Word or Two With Daryn Lu With less than a month left in dental school, senior dental student and American Student Dental Association vice president Daryn Lu sat down with OU Dentistry editor Sammie McCracken to share a bit of his dental school experience, his advice for those entering the profession, his Dance Dance Revolution experience and a few items on his bucket list. SM: Daryn Lu … the basics, born and raised? DL: I was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. I lived in Hong Kong for a few months, England for a few months, a little bit of everywhere, really. But I love San Francisco so much — even though I only lived there a few months — that it’s my Facebook official hometown. I’ve lived in Oklahoma for about 15 years now though, so… SM: But you don’t claim it as home? DL: Well, I do now. Really, it is home. Just not on Facebook. SM: So, why dentistry? When and how did you end up here? DL: [laughs] In 2006, I graduated from UCO with my biology degree and I had no idea what I wanted to do. But somehow I always knew I wanted to go into health care. I thought pediatrics, because my mom runs a tutoring center, and I always enjoyed working with the children. And then my dad works in health care as a pathologist, so between the two of them, I always knew I was headed into health care. But what really sparked my interest in dentistry — and I don’t think I said this during my interview — was the girl I was dating at the time. She said she’d always wanted to marry a dentist [laughing] so I thought, you know, I’ll check it out.

SM: Really? Wow, that’s a great story. DL: I know, right. But seriously, once I shadowed my dentist in Edmond — Dr. Charles Hetrick — I really fell in love with the profession. It was organized. It was meticulously worked. It was interaction with different personalities and helping people. From there, I did a lot of research. I shadowed multiple dentists who practiced a variety of specialties. I invested a lot of time in researching the opportunities the profession provides, and I was sold. SM: After all the research and time invested prior to starting, are there any misconceptions about dental school? DL: I’m not sure I’d call it a misconception, but one thing that you can’t account for is who your class is going to be. Each class seems to take on a personality of its own, and our class and the school administration have been incredibly supportive of all my endeavors outside of the COD. It’s because of my class that I’ve been able to achieve so much when it comes to ASDA — from representing my class in our local OU ASDA chapter, to eventually representing my school as a delegate at the national level, and finally running to serve as vice president of the national organization. All of that is due to the support of my class, college administration and my clinic partner, Troy Smith. He’s been awesome through the whole process. I don’t know if that really answered your question, but it was a welcome “misconception.” SM: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a current or soon-to-be dental student? DL: Find a mentor, or really, find multiple mentors. I can’t emphasize enough the value of mentorship. Ever since I recognized my interest in dentistry, I did my best to immerse myself and learn all I could in the dental profession. My path has been greatly influenced by some of the most incredible mentors I could ever ask for — dentists I’ve worked with, faculty and staff, my classmates, upper- and underclassmen, and student leaders and dental professionals in organized dentistry from across the nation. SM: What do you see as the future of dentistry? DL: Faster adaptation of new technologies will impact both dental education and how we practice. Younger generations will continue to embrace group-practice models and opportunities

for personal development and collaboration. Interprofessional collaboration will develop in both education and the health care profession. From my perspective, students are becoming more involved and more aware of the issues in dentistry. As long as students and emerging graduates stay well informed and take ownership of the profession, dentistry will continue to grow and be a great profession. SM: Switching gears. Give me one fun, unknown fact about Daryn Lu. DL: I’ll give you two. [Starts laughing] During my undergraduate years, I lost 40 pounds playing Dance Dance Revolution, the dancing arcade game. SM: Wow. That’s impressive. Was weight loss your motivation? [both laughing at this point] DL: Not initially, But I was actually really good at, and I had a lot of fun playing it with my friends, so once I noticed the weight coming off, it was just more motivation to keep going. The second fun fact is that I’ve been the panda bear mascot at the UCO Asian Moon Festival for the Asian American Student Organization for the past five out of six years. SM: I’m impressed. Very cool, fun facts. SM: Last thing. What’s currently on your bucket list? DL: Visit all the Disney parks across the world. I have Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong left to do! I also want to travel to Myanmar to see where my parents grew up, and build my own prop proton pack like from my favorite movie, “Ghostbusters.”

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

23


At the COLLEGE

Student Groups Engage Members Through Activities and Leadership STAPLES SOCIETY During the year, the Staples Society is involved in numerous community projects at the College of Dentistry and throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. Last fall, they performed dental screenings and provided oral health education at two elementary schools. They also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and hosted a Halloween Party for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma City. Christmas wish lists of the sixth-grade class were fulfilled by students, faculty and staff from the College of Dentistry and delivered by Santa — aka Dr. Randy Jones — during the party. Santa also delivered stockings stuffed with toothbrushes, toothpaste, toys and fruit to the first- through fifth-grade students.

OU College of Dentistry jackets benefitting the Staples Society are available to order. Contact (405) 271-4050 or dentistryalumni@ouhsc.edu to order.

Staples Society members at the annual Martin Luther King Elementary School Christmas Party 24

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


At the COLLEGE

STUDENT COUNCIL The primary duties of the Student Council are to assist students in any issues that arise and provide fun activities for the students. Currently, the Student Council provides coffee each day for all of the students, coordinates social events, represents the College of Dentistry on campus and addresses any student concerns. Fall semester events included the annual Volleyball Tournament, Dental Olympics with ASDA, a Halloween Party and a winter-themed party. They are in the process of coordinating a spring social event, Dental Prom, and providing complimentary tickets for students to attend a Baron’s Hockey Game on Dental Appreciation night with the ODA. At the end of the year, the Student Council will hold its End-of-the-Year Class Awards Ceremony. All meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. All dental students and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend.

AMERICAN STUDENT DENTAL ASSOCIATION The OU chapter of the American Student Dental Association passionately fulfills its promise to its members by cultivating an environment of growth and support. As a recruitment chapter, OU ASDA actively seeks methods to encourage membership through the procurement of partnerships with local sponsors. OU ASDA helps offset the demands of dental school by providing perspective and encouraging members to engage in their future dental profession through new and unique events. These events include local leadership conferences, fall and spring vendor fairs, Casino Royale, Dental Olympics and even a yearlong health and wellness initiative coined “ASDA GetFit.” Engagement is further encouraged through the recent implementation of six OU ASDA Leadership Scholarships, which allow general ASDA members who express a passion for organized dentistry and leadership to join OU ASDA Officers at the three national ASDA conferences. New initiatives, such as attendance at these conferences, improve the overall student experience and educate beyond the lecture hall on such important topics as financial education. OU ASDA members hope their leadership, creativity and work ethic will encourage all chapters across the nation to do more for their students.

2014-2015 OU ASDA Members

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

25


At the COLLEGE

2015 Continuing Education Opportunities! Oklahoma Reporting Period Ends June 30, 2016 • Register Online at http://tinyurl.com/444fngt c AN OVERVIEW OF DENTAL BONDING,

c TREATMENT PLANNING AND

RESIN CEMENTS, GLASS IONOMERS AND RESIN-MODIFIED GLASS IONOMERS Date: JULY 17, 2015

Credit Hours: 6 Dentists: $300

SEQUENCING FOR ENHANCED QUALITY AND PROFITABILITY Date: OCT. 16, 2015

Credit Hours: 6 Hygienists/Staff: $175

Presented By: SHARUKH S. KHAJOTIA, B.D.S., M.S., PH.D. Place: OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ROOM 161

Dentists: $350

Hygienists/Staff: $250

Presented By: JEFF BAGGETT, D.D.S., MIKE FLING, D.D.S., AND JAMES KESSLER, D.D.S.

Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. (lunch provided) Overview: Dental bonding agents and resin luting cements are constantly evolving areas of restorative dentistry, and new products have been included in the glass ionomers category. Faced with a large range of restorative dental materials, dentists are expected to separate advertising from reality. This course will differentiate among the various categories of each biomaterial from the perspective of critical materials, science considerations and clinical use, without personal bias or commercial interests.

c SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING – A MEDICAL PROBLEM WITH A DENTAL SOLUTION

Date: SEPT. 18, 2015 Credit Hours: 6 Dentists: $300

Hygienists/Staff: $200

Presented By: PAUL McLORNAN, D.D.S., M.S., P.L.L.C. Place: OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ROOM 161

Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. (lunch provided) Overview: The typical dental practice experiences a tremendous volume of undiagnosed or ignored disease. This often is because the practitioner does not have the systems in place to efficiently gather the necessary diagnostic information, perform a comprehensive examination, assemble a treatment plan, and sequence the needed care in a practical and comprehensible way for the patient. This presentation will consider the specific diagnostic steps necessary to perform a truly comprehensive examination, and how to gather appropriate materials in an organized and efficient manner. The presenters also will examine methods for sequencing treatment and determining fees that allow complex dentistry to be more practical for patients and more profitable for practitioners. During the afternoon presentation, each presenter will have the opportunity to discuss how they might plan, sequence and establish treatment plans and fees for multiple case studies. This portion of the course is designed to be highly interactive with all course attendees.

NI D UM N AL EK E WE

Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. (lunch provided)

Place: OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ROOM 161

Overview: Sleep disordered breathing has been identified by the National Institutes of Health as one of the most prevalent and most under-diagnosed medical conditions. Left untreated, the condition has significant associated morbidity and mortality. This presentation will describe the condition, dental diagnosis and treatment options, along with diagnosis and treatment options used by medical colleagues. It will discuss FDA-approved oral appliances used to treat the condition and show SDB cases Dr. McLornan has treated using these devices. He also will discuss how to introduce dental sleep medicine into your dental practice, current research into the dental treatment of SDB, and why this is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics in dentistry.

26

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


At the COLLEGE

Dual Course Opportunity! Lunch provided for individuals attending BOTH courses. c OSHA, ETHICS AND CPR REFRESHER

Date: NOV. 20, 2015

Credit Hours: 3 Cost: $150 Presented By: CAROLYN RAY, R.D.H., SUSAN SETTLE, D.D.S. AND CPR FOR LIFE

c REGISTER ONLINE AT http://tinyurl.com/444fngt Select either CE Courses Available or Online CE Courses Available from the groups provided. Once you find the course for which you wish to register, click “Purchase Now” to register, or the course title to see a more detailed description of the course. To register by phone, contact Sammie McCracken at (405) 271-4050. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the course. No refunds are issued. Credit may be extended to another course. We reserve the right to cancel the course if the need arises. Complimentary parking is available on the first level of the Stonewall Parking Garage for courses held at the OU College of Dentistry. Please bring your ticket to the course to be validated.

Place: OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ROOM 161 Time: 9 A.M.-NOON (coffee and pastries provided) Overview: Three hours, three course, three CE credits. This presentation will update and refresh you on three important (and required) topics: OSHA, Ethics and CPR. A two-year re-certification CPR card is provided upon completion of the course.

The University of Oklahoma is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. To receive information regarding upcoming courses by email, please email dentistryalumni@ouhsc.edu.

c DISPELLING DENTAL HYGIENE MYTHS

Date: NOV. 20, 2015

Credit Hours: 2 Cost: $100 Presented By: CAROLYN RAY, R.D.H. Place: OU COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ROOM 161 Time: 1-3 P.M. (light refreshments provided) Overview: During her presentation, Ray will clarify misconceptions of dental hygiene therapy and offer a critical review of the dental hygiene process of care, including assessment, instrumentation, remineralization and patient education. The dynamics of evidence-based practice require hygienists to stay up-to-date on the effectiveness of their therapy, their techniques and care recommendations made to patients. By closely examining such topics as what determines dental hygiene interventions, what changes have occurred with guidelines, does “tell-show-do” work, and is calculus removal the ultimate goal of dental hygiene therapy, the myths of dental hygiene will be dispelled.

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

27


CLASS Notes c 1976 ED BRALY, who is completing his 35th year in oral surgery practice, is the current ODA president-elect. He and his wife, Cindy, live south of Norman with their three dogs, two horses, nine roping steers and TNTC geese. He enjoys flying, team roping and spending time with his six grandchildren. S. KELLY BROWN shares with three-time Emmy award winner Nick Nanton his efforts to buck the tide of big-box dental shops by helping young dentists get a foothold in private-practice ownership on Nanton’s talk show, “America’s Premier Experts.”

c 1979 STEVE MCCULLOUGH received the Distinguished Service Award from the Charles H. Tweed International Foundation for Orthodontic Research in October 2014. He has been an instructor in the Tweed Course since 1987 and the assistant course director since 1996. The Tweed Course is an advanced orthodontic diagnosis and treatment course given to orthodontic graduate students and practicing orthodontists from all over the world. It is the oldest continuing post-graduate course in orthodontics.

c 1981 EDWARD HARROZ was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio. TERRY COTTERELL was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.

c 1976: S. KELLY BROWN

c 1982 CHARLIE GOLDSMITH took the Polar Plunge on Deception Island in the Antarctic in January.

c 1983

c 1985 MARLA (REEVES) HOLT (DH) is the proud grandmother of Everly Kate Wald, born Oct. 18, 2014.

JOE HAYNES is the director of Dental Services at the Department of Human Services for the State of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

c 1984 MICHAEL FLING has been named the Essentials 3 coordinator at the Pankey Institute and was named by Dentistry Today as one of the “top clinicians in continuing education” every year since 2005. RAY PLANT was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.

28

THERESA WHITE was selected as the secretary/treasurer for the American College of Dentists, Oklahoma Section for 2014-2015.

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015

SHELLY SHORT (DH) is enjoying her Zum dental coaching business helping dentists create the life they desire with simple solutions for sustainable success.


CLASS Notes c 1986

c 1998

c 2007

SUSAN SETTLE was selected as the chair-elect for the American College of Dentists, Oklahoma Section for 2014-2015.

EUNA CHANG and her husband, Travis Garrett, welcomed another son, Euan Hak Garrett, on Nov. 5, 2014.

SCOTT SEARCEY was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.

JEMIMA POITEVIEN recently passed the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry exam and became a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She currently is working as a pediatric dentist in the Oklahoma City area.

c 1989

c 1999

RICHARD BROWN, JR. has received membership in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and also has been selected to receive the ODA Dan E. Brannin Professionalism Award for his significant contributions for the advancement of the principles and practice of ethics and professionalism in dentistry.

ANNE (MILLER) McCARTNEY is the proud mother of Grace McCartney and has been married to Sean for six years. She is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, serving as the Dental Clinic commander at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

c 1988

c 1990 MELANIE (MARTIN) BABOT is excited that her son Emilio Babot will be attending the University of Oklahoma this fall. After growing up in Austin, Texas, this is a particularly happy moment for her!

MONIKA NGUYEN will marry fellow OU alum Daniel Craig this fall.

BERNIE WYNN was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.

c 2000 JERRY LEE LEONARD currently is serving as an oral surgeon in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois He completed his oral surgery residency at Travis Air Force Base in California and has since been stationed in the United Kingdom, Korea, Florida, California and Alaska. He and his wife, Becky, have two children, Joshua, 5, and Jenna, 3.

c 2008 LINDA TRAN (DH) married Jimmy Bui Sept. 13, 2014, in Oklahoma City.

c 2004 LINDSAY SMITH was inducted into the American College of Dentists Fellowship during the 2014 annual meeting in San Antonio.

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

29


CLASS Notes

JOHN VAN VU and his wife, LISA TRUONG welcomed son Jagger Van Vu on Feb. 5, 2015.

c 2011 EMILY CREIGHTON (DH) is completing her first year of dental school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry.

JENNIFER (KOONCE) THOMPSON and her husband, Greg, welcomed daughter Adelyn Grace on Dec. 29, 2014.

c 2013 ERIK NIELSEN and his family welcomed daughter Claire Holland Nielsen to the family on Feb. 17.

ADRIENNE COX accepted a position at the Tulsa VA as assistant chief of dental. She loves the job and enjoys balancing the administrative and clinical duties required.

c 2009 MICHAEL FINT and his wife, Jami, welcomed their second son, Sullivan, on Oct. 6, 2014. He joins big brother Cohen, who recently turned 2.

c 2010: KEITH MEHNER

c 2010 KEITH MEHNER opened McLoud Family Dentistry in October 2014 and completed his commitment to the Air Force in March. He has been married to Stephanie for nearly nine years, and they have four children, Luke, 7; Lydia, 4; Elyse, 2; and Trevor, 8 months. 30

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


CLASS Notes c 2014 TAYLOR NORTHERN currently is completing an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. She will pursue a second internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 2015-2016.

c 2015 LINDSAY DEGUILIO was accepted into the orthodontic residency program at the University of Colorado. It is a two-and-a halfyear program that begins in August.

c 2017 JOHN FULLINGTON and his wife, Anna, are expecting a baby boy, Solomon, due May 25.

c 2014: TAYLOR NORTHERN Taylor Northern (middle) with fellow LSU Medical Center colleagues, Sergei, Lauren, Eric and John

c WE

WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU’VE BEEN UP TO!

Submit your update for the fall 2015 OU Dentistry magazine by emailing dentistryalumni@ouhsc.edu or by calling Sammie McCracken at (405) 271-4050. Please include your full name, graduation year and the names of any others in your photo (should you choose to send one).

TIM MCCLAIN and Grace Hatton were married on Dec. 13, 2014.

SAVE THE DATE

ALUMNI WEEKEND SEPT. 18-19, 2015 CONTINUING EDUCATION, DEAN’S CIRCLE DINNER AND GAME DAY TAILGATE! See page 3 for additional information

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | OU DENTISTRY

31


ALUMNI Association Please help us keep up-to-date with you and your news by sending this completed form to dentistryalumni@ouhsc.edu. We look forward to printing your news in OU Dentistry. By filling out this form, you give us permission to print your news in OU Dentistry and/or use it on our Twitter and Facebook account.

NAME: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS (HOME):__________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: ____________________________________________________________ STATE: ______________ ZIP CODE: _________ IS THIS AN ADDRESS CHANGE? YES _____ NO _____

IS THIS YOUR PREFERRED ADDRESS? YES _____ NO _____

ADDRESS (OFFICE):_________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY: ____________________________________________________________ STATE: ______________ ZIP CODE: _________ IS THIS AN ADDRESS CHANGE? YES _____ NO _____

IS THIS YOUR PREFERRED ADDRESS? YES _____ NO _____

PHONE (HOME):________________________________________ PHONE (OFFICE):______________________________________ PREFERRED EMAIL:_________________________________________________________________________________________ OU DEGREES AND YEAR:__________________________________ SPECIALIZATION:______________________________________ NEWS:___________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ NON-DENTAL ACTIVITIES AND HOBBIES:__________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Addresses, phone numbers and emails are intended for internal use only!

Find us at facebook.com/OUCollegeofDentistry Follow @OUDentistry on Twitter 32

OU DENTISTRY | SPRING/SUMMER 2015


Smile, Oklahoma!

Be sure to order your copy of

Smile, Oklahoma! The Story of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry $50 (price includes shipping and sales tax) Cash, check or credit card accepted

To place an order, please call Sammie McCracken at (405) 271-4050 or email dentistryalumni@ouhsc.edu.


University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry 1201 N. Stonewall Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1214

Connect with us online!

OUCollegeofDentistry

Caption: Dr. Stephen K. Young and artist Mike Wimmer

52

OU Dentistry Fall 2011

Non-Profit Organization US Postage PERMIT #220 University of Oklahoma

@OUDentistry

dentistry.ouhsc.edu

OU Dentistry Spring 2015  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you