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UNC-CH Dental Alumni Association                                        DENTAL

                                                            North Carolina
2017–18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              REVIEW
                                                              A Publication of the University of North Carolina
                                                              Dental Alumni Association
                                                              FALL/WINTER 2018

Rafael Rivera, Jr.
DDS Class of 1998          Nedda Ibrahim
Gastonia, NC               DDS Class of 1990
                           Raleigh, NC
Anita Sawhney              John W. McNeill
DDS Class of 1991          DDS Class of 1991
Raleigh, NC                Raleigh, NC
Amy Wheeler Hunt
DDS Class of 1991          FIFTH DISTRICT
Rocky Mount, NC
                           Elizabeth Miller
L’Tanya J. Bailey          Tarboro, NC
MS Class of 1985
High Point, NC             John J. Sweeney
                           DDS Class of 2004               The North Carolina Dental Review is published
                           Wilmington, NC                  by the Dental Alumni Association and the Dental
FIRST DISTRICT                                             Foundation of North Carolina for alumni and
                                                           friends of the UNC-CH School of Dentistry.
Alicia G. Rodriguez
DDS Class of 1994          OUT OF STATE
Asheville, NC                                              Dean
                           Paige T. Holbert                Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA
Benjamin S. Cozart         DDS Class of 2003
DDS Class of 2014          Richmond, VA                    Editor
Asheville, NC                                              Tiffany Brannan, BA, UNC ’06
                           E. Lynn Styers
                           DDS Class of 1987               Assistant Editor
                                                           Megan Caron, BA, UNC ’16
SECOND DISTRICT            North Myrtle Beach, SC

Steven R. Patty                                            Photography
                                                           Chris Pope
DDS Class of 1984
Monroe, NC                 EX-OFFICIO                      UNC-CH Office of Central Development
                                                           UNC-CH Office of Communications and Public Affairs
                           Scott De Rossi, DMD, MBA
Lam S. Chu                 Dean and Professor              Graphic Design
DDS Class of 1997                                          Alison Duncan, BA, BFA, UNC ’96
Jonesville, NC             Paul Gardner                    Duncan Design
                           Associate Dean of Advancement

THIRD DISTRICT                                             We welcome your comments, opinions or
                           Kaylee Cutler                   questions. Please address correspondence
Nona I. Breeland           Executive Director, UNCDAA      to Tiffany Brannan at:
DDS Class of 1987
                           Jordan Sawyers                  (919) 537-3260
MS Class of 1989
                           President, DDS Class of 2019
Chapel Hill, NC                                            UNC School of Dentistry
                                                           Attn: Tiffany Brannan
James P. Fetner                                            Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
DDS Class of 2008                                          CB #7450
Burlington, NC                                             Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450
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Message from the Dean
                      Friends and Colleagues,

                      So many aspects of this issue of the North Carolina Dental Review provide you with information on the
                      amazing achievements of our faculty, staff, residents, and students. New faculty hires are highlighted,
                      but quite frankly, a new, four-legged, and furry faculty member in the department of pediatric
                      dentistry has been one of the most talked about hires in years. On the cover of this issue is, in my
           De Rossi   mind, the cutest faculty member in the history of the UNC-CH School of Dentistry — GRAYSON.

                      In many respects, GRAYSON is the centerpiece to our ongoing commitment to focus on the
     Our vision is    engagement of faculty, staff, and students in work-life balance. As a school, we have long been
  to become the       committed to the wellness of our patients. We now focus on our people by promoting a deeper
                      understanding of student, resident, faculty, and staff well-being and its importance in providing the
    global model      highest quality of patient care. This is of paramount importance and central to our mission, vision,
   for oral health    and values as a school. We are providing a curriculum and resources to enable clinicians and trainees
                      to tend their personal well-being every day, and we are committed to fostering a learning environment
education, in care    that recognizes, supports, and responds effectively to our students, faculty and staff
   and discovery      in need of assistance.

                      We have re-imagined our Office of Admissions and Student Life with a renewed focus on student
                      success. Sumi Ahmed, DDS, MS, working as director of student life and academic success, is focused
                      on guiding and advocating for students in the earlier part of their educational career at the school.
                      At the same time, Jonathan Reside, DDS, MS, in his role as director of student life and career
                      development, is concentrating his efforts on preparing students to enter post-graduate programs,
                      practice or academia after graduation.

                      In early November, we welcomed our new Director of Student Wellness, Kate Thieda, MS, LPC, NCC,
                      to the Office of Academic Affairs team, where she will focus on the well-being of our student body.
                      We also welcomed August Mebane, MS, DM, our new assistant dean for human resources and staff

                      And of course, we are one of the first dental schools—if not the very first—in the country to have
                      its own therapy dog, primarily to help with pediatric patients undergoing extensive dental care. But for
                      those of us who have interacted with this new furry faculty member, we have learned that not only
                      patients reap the benefits of her presence. Family members and friends who sit with her on their visits
                      and those of us who get to pet and interact with her in the hallway or the atrium say they feel better, too.

                      I hope you enjoy learning about all we are doing at this amazing dental school as we embrace our vision
                      to become the global model for oral health education, in care and discovery, and that you can join us in
                      Chapel Hill sometime soon to see us up close transforming dentistry for better health.

                      Professionally yours,

                      Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA
                      Dean and Professor

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Continuing Dental Education
                                           In This Issue
                                              1   Message from the Dean
                                                                                                                                                     OSHA, TB, Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control:                           R.J. Shankle Lecture-Recent Concepts and Technologies in
                                                                                                                                                     Annual Update                                                                   Endodontics: Do they improve outcomes?
                                              3   Continuing Dental Education                                                                        DATE:         November 30, 2018                                                 DATE:       March 29, 2019
                                                                                                                                                     SPEAKER:      Dr. Valerie Murrah                                                SPEAKER:    Dr. Steve Niemczyk
                                           School and Faculty News                                                                                   LOCATION:     The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC                                LOCATION:   UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC

                                              4   Model Canine: Canines are Much More Than Teeth
                                                                                                                                                     DANB 2 hour Infection Contol Requirement                                        Practical Solutions from Practicing Pediatric Dentists
                                              8   UNC-CH School of Dentistry Selected as ADA National Kickoff Site for Give Kids a Smile Day 2019
                                                                                                                                                     DATE:         November 30, 2018                                                 DATE:       April 5, 2019
                                              9   School Rated Number Two Dental School Globally for Second Consecutive Year
                                 4           10
                                                  In Memoriam: Steven Offenbacher, Former Chair of Periodontology, Passes Away
                                                  In Memoriam: William R. Proffit, Former Chair of Orthodontics, Passes Away
                                                                                                                                                                   Prof. Tiffanie White
                                                                                                                                                                   The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Drs. Dorothy Pang, Patty Medland, Antonio Braithwaite,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kimon Divaris and Kevin Ricker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             13   Reimagining Our Academic Support Structures                                                        Advanced Cone Beam CT Interpretation
                                             17   Reinvigorating Student Wellness: Ahmed and Reside Named Directors of Student Life                  DATE:         December 7, 2018                                                  Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency Session 3
                                             18   Ciarrocca Named Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice for the School of Dentistry   SPEAKER:      Dr. Don Tyndall                                                   DATES:      April 5-6, 2019
                                             19   Karunanayake Appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics                        LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC                       SPEAKER:    Dr. Gregory Essick
                                             19   Lim Appointed Assistant Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics                                                                                                                LOCATION:   UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             20   Nunes Named Assistant Professor in the Division of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials            Veneers for Every Day Practice–Practical, Esthetic, and
                                             20   Ferreira Susin Appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics                      Ethical Considerations                                                          Understanding the Radiology of Dental and Maxillofacial
                                             21   Ribeiro Appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences                     DATE:         December 7, 2018                                                  Disease for Dental Hygienists
                                             22   Weintraub Receives Distinguished Service Awards from Two National Organizations                    SPEAKERS:     Drs. W. Clark, I. De Kok, L. Stoner, A. Yarborough, and C. Vera   DATE:       April 12, 2019
                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC                       SPEAKER:    Dr. Donald Tyndall
                                             22   Dean De Rossi Appointed as Consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:   UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             23   SHAC Clinic Receives $75,000 Gift from Richmond Dental and Medical
                                                                                                                                                     Veneers for Every Day Practice–Practical, Esthetic, and
                                             24   Faculty Development                                                                                                                                                                23rd Annual Dental Hygiene Lecture: Common and Unusual
                                                                                                                                                     Ethical Considerations
                                             26   Faculty Notes                                                                                                                                                                      Oral Pathologic Lesions
                                                                                                                                                     DATE:         December 8, 2018
                                                                                                                                                     SPEAKERS:     Drs. W. Clark, I. De Kok, L. Stoner, A. Yarborough, and C. Vera   DATE:       April 26, 2019
                                           Student News
                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC                       SPEAKER:    Prof. Olga A.C. Ibsen
                                             29   Students, Faculty, Staff Honored at Annual Spurgeon Banquet                                                                                                                        LOCATION:   The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             32   Class of 2018 Commencement                                                                         Endodontic Therapy in the General Dentist’s Office with
                                                                                                                                                     Hands-On Education                                                              OSHA, TB, Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control:
                              13             34
                                                  Deah Day 2018
                                                  Four UNC-CH School of Dentistry Students Named North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows
                                                  Sundmark Earns Pankey Institute Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                   December 14, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                   UNC-CH School of Dentistry Endodontics Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Annual Update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DATE:       May 3, 2019
                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC                       SPEAKER:    Dr. Valerie Murrah
                                             39   Gharah-Bash and Gross Receive Awards from Hinman Dental Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:   The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             40   Student National Dental Association Named Chapter of the Year
                                                                                                                                                     Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency Session 1
                                             41   Williams Awarded for Research Project                                                                                                                                              2019 Frank Brantley Update in General Practice
                                                                                                                                                     DATES:        January 18-19, 2019
                                             42   Exchange for Smiles
                                                                                                                                                     SPEAKER:      Dr. Gregory Essick                                                DATES:      May 30–31, 2019
                                             43   Spaltenstein Awarded Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Scholarship for Service                      LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC                       SPEAKERS:   UNC-CH Faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:   The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
                                           Special Section
                                                                                                                                                     Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency Session 2
                                             44   Celebrating the Best: Seventh Annual Best of Dentistry Weekend
                                                                                                                                                     DATES:        March 1-2, 2019
                                                                                                                                                     SPEAKER:      Dr. Gregory Essick
                                           Foundation News
                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION:     UNC-CH School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC
                                             50   Students, Donors Attend Annual Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards Dinner
                                             50   DFNC Board of Directors
                                             52   Benitez Joins the Office of Advancement
                                             53   Campaign Update
                                             54   Why I Give
                                                                                                                                                                For more information on the courses listed please                    Don’t forget to check out our online offerings:
                                           Alumni News                                                                                                          contact the Continuing Dental Education program at:
                                             56   Message from the UNCDAA President                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                Phone: (919) 537-3400
                                             57   Class Notes                                                                                                   Fax: (919) 537-3098
                                             60   Dental Drawings: Dental School Through the Eyes of a Cartoonist                                               Email:                                                
                                                                                                                                                                NEW URL:

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                                                                                                                                                              “In short, we love her.”
                                                                                                                                                                                              —Suzanne Baker, DDS

                                                                                                                                           dogs as a means of helping people. Henry     where each puppy is paired with an            a “bump.” The foundation has found
                                                                                                                                           worked with certified therapeutic facility   inmate trainer or inmate trainer team         bumps are the best way to produce
                                                                                                                                           and educational facility dogs in nursing     for up to a year. There, puppies are cared    successful and lasting teams.
                                                                                                                                           homes, hospitals and special education       for and trained 24/7 until the program is        “When we approached paws4people®,
                                                                                                                                           classrooms throughout middle school and      completed.                                    they developed a plan to test several dogs
                                                                                                                                           college. She now serves as the executive         At paws4people®, dogs select their        that could potentially bump with us,” said
                                                                                                                                           director for paws4people®.                   clients — with a little help from the         Saemundsson. “GRAYSON was the first
                                                                                                                                               Since the organization’s inception,      staff — at approximately one year old. The                         dog they tried, and
                                                                                                                                           they have placed more than 587 dogs who                              matching process is                             we immediately
                                                                                                                                           provide support in mobility, psychiatric                                      called                                     clicked. It was
                                                                                                                                           service, educational and rehabilitative                                                                                    an instant
                                                                                                                                           assistance and therapeutic visitation.                                                                                       connection.”
                                                                                                                                               Training begins when the puppies
                                                                                                                                           are only three days old. By the time the
                                                                                                                                           puppies are three weeks old, they have
                                                                                                                                           learned basic commands and completed
                                                                                                                    Photos by Chris Pope   intense socialization and exposure. A
                                                                                                                                           network of staff, volunteers and families
                                                   When pediatric dental patients stop by for their appointment at                         assist paws4people® in taking the

                                               the UNC-CH School of Dentistry, there will be a new face to greet                           puppies on outings to expose
                                               them. And she likes belly rubs.                                                             them to as many sights, sounds
                                                   Meet GRAYSON, a two-year-old golden retriever and full-time                             and textures as possible
                                               adjunct professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is                          during this time — which
                                               the first full-time rehabilitative facility dog at a public dental school                   helps puppies grow up
                                               in the United States.                                                                       extremely social, low stress
                                                   According to a 2015 study in the Journal of Dental Anesthesia                           and low arousal, and ready
                                               and Pain Medicine, approximately 10 percent of children experience                          for specialized training.

                                               anxiety or fear of the dentist. At the UNC-CH School of Dentistry, the                          After five months, the
                                               patients typically seen in their clinic are suffering from more severe                      puppies are placed in the
                                               or complicated dental disease. This often makes appointments even                           paws4prisons® program,
                                               more stressful for children.
                                                   Sigurdur (Siggi) Saemundsson, DDS, MBA, MPH, PhD, professor
                                               in the UNC-CH School of Dentistry Department of Pediatric
                                               Dentistry and graduate program director of pediatric dentistry, came
                                               up with a “pawsome” solution.

       Canines are Much                            After reading about a dentist in Tromsö, Norway, who was
                                               planning to add a dog to her dental office, Saemundsson reached
                                               out to paws4people® to begin the process of bringing a dog to the
        More Than Teeth                        pediatric clinic.
                                                   Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, paws4people® was
                                               founded in 1999 by 12-year-old Kyria Henry, with the goal of using

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GRAYSON’s Graduation Pawty
                                                                                                                                                  GRAYSON became a fully certified rehabilitative facility dog
                                                                                                                                                  at a paws4people® graduation ceremony October 13, 2018, in
                                                                                                                                                  Wilmington, North Carolina. She celebrated her accomplishment
                                                                                                                                                  with a “pawty” at the UNC-CH School of Dentistry.

                                                                                                                                                  “GRAYSON is a treasure,” said Dean Scott De Rossi, DMD, MBA.
        paws4people® is the same organization
                                                                                                                                                  “She allows us to focus on our people and their wellness, in
    that brought GRAYSON’s brother,
                                                                                                                                                  addition to providing an innovative solution for our stressed
    REMINGTON, the four-year-old medical            “GRAYSON walked in                                                                            and anxious pediatric dental patients. She is an example of our
    alert assistance golden-retriever with a                                                                                                      continued commitment to fostering a learning environment
    certification in psychiatric care, to the        with a bag of goodies                                                                        that supports our students, residents, faculty and staff.”
    UNC-CH baseball team.                            for one of my anxious                                                                        Saemundsson and his team find that GRAYSON provides a
        While in the clinic, GRAYSON is happy                                                                                                     unique twist on being a dental student, in addition to her
                                                     and nervous pediatric
    to offer fist bumps, handshakes and even                                                                                                      support of patients, their families, and the UNC-CH School
    deliver goodie bags to patients at the end       patients. ...My patient                                                                      of Dentistry.
    of their appointments. But her role goes         had the biggest smile                                                                        “Being one of the first dental schools to have an official
    far beyond tricks.                                                                                                                            rehabilitative facility dog shows the steps the School of
        GRAYSON works solely with pediatric
                                                     on her face... She was                                                                       Dentistry is continually making to move beyond excellence
    dental patients and their families,              eager to be a good                                                                           in providing patient-centered care and in developing
    providing comfort to children who may                                                                                                         well-rounded dental professionals,” said Brisbin.
                                                     patient... and she was
    feel anxious. Her other clinic duties                                                                                                         Photos by Johnny Andrews, University Communications

    include reducing anxiety, stress and             super excited that
    adjustment disorder related to diagnosis         GRAYSON stayed
    and treatment, and to foster socialization
                                                     near her dental chair.”
    and morale with patients, their families
    and the pediatric dentistry team.                —Erin E. Tilton, DMD
        “Her controlled demeanor is incredibly
    essential,” said Ivy Brisbin, DDS, a
    third-year pediatric dentistry resident
    at the School of Dentistry. “She never
    approaches someone who may be
    uncomfortable around dogs, but she will
    eagerly receive anyone who approaches
        Even after just a few weeks, the
    pediatric dentistry team was able to see
    more positive and fun memories with           nervous pediatric patients. Immediately        even children who are not afraid of the
    each patient visit.                           upon receiving the goodie bag, my patient      dentist are filled with joy when they see
        Erin E. Tilton, DMD, a third-year         had the biggest smile on her face and          a dog in the clinic. They love to give
    pediatric resident at the School of           warmed up to the dental environment,”          GRAYSON a pat on the back on the way
    Dentistry, said prior to GRAYSON’s arrival,   said Tilton. “She was eager to be a good       to their appointments.
    she had no idea how profound an impact        patient as long as GRAYSON was near her,           “She’s like the best kind of friend,” said
    GRAYSON would have on patients. Now,          and she was super excited that GRAYSON         Brisbin. “Someone who is there whenever
    she says, having GRAYSON has been a           stayed near her dental chair.”                 you need them for a little pick-me-up.”
    wonderful addition for the department             “In short, we love her,” said Suzanne
    and especially for her patients.              Baker, DDS, a third-year pediatric dentistry   If you would like to learn more about the
        “GRAYSON walked in with a bag of          resident at the School.                        mission of paws4people® please visit:
    goodies for one of my anxious and                 The pediatric dentistry team finds that

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UNC-CH School of Dentistry Selected as
                   ADA National Kickoff Site                                                                                                    health fair that allows the children to learn                                                    volunteers and serve more children than

                   for Give Kids a Smile Day 2019                                                                                               age-appropriate tips and best practices for
                                                                                                                                                their overall health.
                                                                                                                                                    This February, the school will serve as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in previous years as the event will span an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 entire day, not just a morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The ADA Foundation is excited about
                                                                                                                                                the American Dental Association (ADA)                                                            the 2019 GKAS national kickoff event being
                                                                                                                                                Foundation’s national kickoff site for the                                                       hosted by the University of North Carolina
    E MI LI E PO PLE T T,                         the UNC-CH School of Dentistry provide        scales of disparities among children,”          Give Kids A Smile program.                                                                       at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry,” said
                                                  oral health care services that include oral   said Michael Davis, DDS Candidate 2020.             “This is an incredible honor for our                                                         Dr. Bill Calnon, ADA Foundation president
        The dental chair can be a scary place     screenings, fluoride varnish treatment,       “On February 1, 2019 we will have another       school, and we are humbled and excited                                                           and interim executive director. “The
    for any 5-year-old.                           and referrals for continued care to another   chance to collaborate with our healthcare       that the ADA Foundation selected our                                                             enthusiasm already portrayed is palpable.
        Fortunately, the students at the          facility as necessary.                        colleagues to not only change the oral          school as its national kickoff site,” said                                                       This student-led program will provide
    University of North Carolina at Chapel            Since the UNC-Chapel Hill School of       health trajectory for many children in          Dean Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA. “Being                                                         education and treatment to more than
    Hill School of Dentistry are here to help     Dentistry began holding an annual Give        need, but their overall health. I’m honored     selected is a tribute to our students, who                                                       350 children. It will serve as an example to
    children overcome that fear.                  Kids a Smile Day event in 2014, the school    that the American Dental Association            tirelessly plan, organize and put on this       serve our community, and I could not be          answer the challenge of UNC leadership to
        For the past five years, the UNC-Chapel   has provided nearly $40,000 of in-kind care   Foundation selected us to kick off this         event each year. Give Kids A Smile Day          more proud that our school will serve as         move ‘beyond excellence.’”
    Hill School of Dentistry has hosted           to nearly 300 children who attend Durham      nationwide initiative that began nearly         is another example of how our students,         the national kickoff location in 2019.”
    children from the local community in          Head Start in Durham, North Carolina.         17 years ago in St. Louis, Missouri.”           residents, staff and faculty passionately          The school expects to have more
    February for its annual Give Kids A Smile         “Give Kids a Smile serves as an               According to the 2014 U.S. Department
    Day event. Each year, more than 200 dental    opportunity for us to reach deeper into       of Health and Human Services and Centers
    students, residents, faculty and staff from   our communities and help balance the          for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Early
                                                                                                and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and
                                                                                                Treatment report, more than 18 million          School Rated Number Two Dental School
                                                                                                low-income children went without dental
                                                                                                care, including routine exams, in 2014.         Globally for Second Consecutive Year
                                                                                                    The Give Kids A Smile program aims to
                                                                                                address the need for oral health care across
                                                                                                the country by providing free oral health       The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of               Other dental schools in the top five include the University
                                                                                                care services, including screenings, fluoride   Dentistry maintained its rank as the number two dental                  of Michigan (ranked number one), and the University of
                                                                                                treatments, and more, to children from          school in the world in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World               Washington, Harvard University and King’s College London,
                                                                                                                                                                           Universities (ARWU) released by the          in that order.
                                                                                                low-income families, preserving their
                                                                                                                                                                           Center for World Class Universities
                                                                                                children’s smiles for their lifetime. Since                                                                             The UNC-CH School of Dentistry was not the only UNC-CH
                                                                                                                                                                           at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
                                                                                                the ADA Foundation’s GKAS program                                                                                       entity to receive high marks. The University overall ranked
                                                                                                                                                                           earlier this month. This is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global
                                                                                                began in 2003, half a million volunteers                                   school’s second consecutive year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        universities. Additionally, nine other subjects were ranked in
                                                                                                have provided free oral health care to more                                of receiving this rating.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the top 20 globally. Those include:
                                                                                                than 5.5 million children. In 2018 alone,                                   “Again being rated as the number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4th in public health
                                                                                                nearly 300,000 children received care at                                    two dental school in the world by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4th in statistics
                                                                                                1,469 events across the country.                                            ARWU is an incredible honor,” said
                                                                                                                                                                            Dean Scott De Rossi, DMD, MBA.              • 5th in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
                                                                                                    A unique focus of the GKAS event at
                                                                                                                                                                            “As we strive to become the global          • 6th in nursing
                                                                                                UNC-Chapel Hill is its interprofessional
                                                                                                                                                                            model for oral health education, we         • 11th in education
                                                                                                aspect, providing more than just free oral
                                                                                                                                                                            endeavor to push ourselves beyond           • 13th in library and information science
                                                                                                health care to the three-to-five-year-old
                                                                                                                                                                            the excellence we have upheld for           • 15th in biological sciences
                                                                                                children who attend the event. Students                                     nearly 70 years into a new echelon.         • 15th in finance
                                                                                                from the UNC-CH School of Medicine,             This outstanding rating is the result of the dedication of our          • 18th in computer science and engineering
                                                                                                School of Nursing, Eshelman School              school’s faculty and staff, who believe in doing their part to
                                                                                                of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Global          transform dentistry for better health, and who work every               The ARWU rankings are compiled annually by the Shanghai Ranking
                                                                                                Public Health and the athletics department      day to help us achieve our ultimate goal of setting the                 Consultancy. For a full list of rankings and more information on the
                                                                                                participate in the event, which includes a      standard for oral health education here in Chapel Hill.”                methodology, visit

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In Memoriam
     Steven Offenbacher,                         Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, MMSc,
                                             W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor and
                                                                                                             most important, his heart.
                                                                                                             Here in Chapel Hill, we had                  “It is not only the lucky few of us that worked closely
                                             former chair of the Department of                               the opportunity to know Dr.

     Former Chair of                         Periodontology, passed away unexpectedly
                                             on Aug. 9, 2018. He was 67 years old.
                                                                                                             Offenbacher as a colleague,
                                                                                                             a mentor, a trusted advisor,                 with Steven that owe him a big thank you; it is also the
                                                 “The passing of Dr. Offenbacher is                          and a friend. While oral

     Periodontology,                         completely shocking to us all,” said Dean
                                             Scott De Rossi, DMD, MBA. “In his field
                                                                                              Offenbacher health across the world will
                                                                                             greatly feel his loss, it goes without saying
                                                                                                                                                          thousands of students, researchers and academicians
                                             and across oral health, it is no exaggeration   that those of us who spent our workdays

     Passes Away                             to say that Dr. Offenbacher’s name was
                                             synonymous with periodontology. He was
                                                                                             alongside him certainly have a greater loss
                                                                                             in his passing.”
                                                                                                                                                          around the globe that owe Steven a big part of their
                                             truly a giant; and as much of a giant as he         After he graduated from Harvard School
                                             was in periodontology, his heart was bigger.
                                             He was larger than life in all aspects: his
                                                                                             of Dental Medicine, Offenbacher earned
                                                                                             his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and
                                                                                                                                                          academic career and scientific existence.”
                                             scholarship, his patient care, his laugh and,   his PhD in biochemistry from Virginia
                                                                                             Commonwealth University. He completed                                                                                                    — Phoebus Madianos, DDS, PhD
                                                                                             his Master of Medical Science degree in
                                                                                             oral biology from Harvard Medical School;
                                                                                             and returned to Harvard for post-doctoral
                                                                                             training in pharmacology and periodontal        backgrounds and then take a step beyond          around the globe, that owe Steven a big        memberships in the ADA, AADR/IADR,
                                                                                             medicine at the Forsyth Dental.                 to challenge and bring out the best in           part of their academic career and scientific   AAP and the American Dental Education
                                                                                                 Offenbacher served as a faculty             them,” said Robert E. Singer, BS, PhD, who       existence,” said Madianos. “For Steven         Association.
                                                                                             member, ascending to the role of chair of       collaborated with Offenbacher for more           belongs to the rarest kind of scholars that        At the UNC-CH School of Dentistry,
                                                                                             the Department of Periodontology, at the        than thirty years. “Whether it was science,      are able to open and pave new avenues in       Offenbacher was honored with the Class of
                                                                                             Emory University School of Dentistry            his joys and frustrations over the pursuit, or   science that many others can follow.”          1958 Clinical Research Award in 2010 and
                                                                                             before coming to UNC-CH. He began his           his belief that important discoveries would          His work earned him many accolades,        was awarded Honorary Lifetime
                                                                                             work at Emory University in 1980, after         be made, I always took away an unspoken          including: the 1999 International              Membership in the Dental Alumni
                                                                                             working as an instructor in at the Medical      sense of optimism and shared hope.”              Association of Dental Research (IADR)          Association in 2017.
                                                                                             College of Virginia and as a research fellow        Offenbacher enjoyed an incredibly            Basic Science Award in Periodontology; the         In 2013, the University of North
                                                                                             at the Harvard School of Dentistry              noteworthy career, and he was perhaps            1999 William J. Gies Foundation Healthy        Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees
                                                                                             Medicine.                                       most well-known for introducing and              Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Special      named Offenbacher a W.R. Kenan, Jr.
                                                                                                 Offenbacher joined the UNC-CH               popularizing the term “periodontal               Impact Award; the 2006 American Dental         Distinguished Professor in recognition of
                                                                                             School of Dentistry faculty in 1991. In         medicine.” He is credited with pioneering        Association (ADA) Norton M. Ross Award         his excellence in teaching and research.
                                                                                             2003, he was appointed the OraPharma            the work that illustrated the relationship       for Excellence in Clinical Research; the       The professorship is considered one of the
                                                                                             Distinguished Professor of Periodontal          between periodontal disease and                  2008 American Academy of Periodontology        University’s most prestigious honors, and
                                                                                             Medicine. During his time at UNC-CH, he         cardiovascular disease, and that between         (AAP) Educator Award for Outstanding           Offenbacher said at the time he was
                                                                                             also served as director of the Center for       periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy        Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics;        “incredibly humbled to be given such an
                                                                                             Oral and Systemic Diseases, and of the          outcomes.                                        the 2014 AAP Distinguished Scientist           honor from the University.”
                                                                                             General and Oral Health Center — often              Phoebus Madianos, DDS, PhD, a former         Award; and the 2015 ADA Gold Medal                 Madianos expressed how rare it was to
                                                                                             called GO Health. He was appointed the          graduate student of Offenbacher, described       Award for Excellence in Dental Research.       meet someone like Offenbacher: someone
                                                                                             chair of the Department of Periodontology       Steven as a true giant of science, who           Additionally, he won the AAP Clinical          who was truly brilliant, genuinely kind and
                                                                                             in 2010, after serving four months as           almost singlehandedly took dentistry by          Research Award three times (2004, 2008         modest.
                                                                                             interim chair, and stepped down from that       the arm and placed it back in the big            and 2009).                                         “If greatness in a person is measured by
                                                                                             position on July 30, 2018 with plans to         picture of medicine.                                 Offenbacher was a past president of the    the good he has done to other people
                                                                                             remain on the school’s faculty and refocus          “It is not only the lucky few of us that     American Association for Dental Research       around him, then there can’t be many that
                                                                                             his efforts on scholarship and mentorship.      worked closely with Steven that owe him a        (AADR) and twice provided congressional        measure greater than Steve.”
                                                                                                 “Steven could connect with scientists       big thank you; it is also the thousands of       testimony in support of oral health
                                                                                             from vastly different disciplines and           students, researchers and academicians           research. During his career, he held

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In Memoriam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         S ECT I ON HE A DE R

     William R. Proffit, Former Chair of Orthodontics, Passes Away
         William R. Proffit, DDS, MS, PhD, past         a unique teacher. He was easily                   AAO Lifetime Achievement Award in
     W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor, former         underestimated, with his measured                 Orthodontic Research. When presenting
                        chair of the Department of      speech and courteous demeanor. For                the award to Proffit, Rolf Behrents,
                        Orthodontics and professor      those who decided to be combative, it             editor-in-chief of the American Journal
                        emeritus of the University of   was at their peril for Bill Proffit had a         of Orthodontics, recognized Proffit’s
                        North Carolina at Chapel Hill   quick wit and an encyclopedic mind,               extraordinary influence on orthodontics
                        School of Dentistry, passed     which made him a formidable adversary.            in the U.S. and across the world. “[Proffit’s]
                        away September 30, 2018.            “From my perspective, it is the end of        lifelong devotion to the specialty has clearly
           Proffit      He was 82 years old.            an era and throughout the world we are            shaped our present and helped design our
         “Dr. Proffit was well-known and                grieving the loss of a unique individual and      future,” said Behrents.
     extremely wise in the field of orthodontics.       leader in the orthodontic profession.”                 “Dr. Proffit was an innovative and
     Almost every orthodontic resident has to               H. Garland Hershey, Jr., DDS, MS,             compassionate leader who took
     read his book, and he mentored many                professor of orthodontics at the UNC-CH           orthodontics at UNC and around the world

     successful orthodontists in the U.S. and           School of Dentistry, has known Proffit for        to a new level . . .,” said Dean Scott De Rossi,
     worldwide,” said Ching-Chang Ko, DDS,              nearly 50 years. Throughout that time,            DMD, MBA. “He was an innovative and
     MS, PhD, chair of the Department of                Proffit has been a towering figure in             compassionate leader who took
     Orthodontics. “His passing has been a              academic orthodontics, he said.                   orthodontics at UNC and around the world
     shock to us all.”                                      “Through his prolific writings and            to a new level. To say that the global dental
         Proffit is widely considered an                lectures worldwide, he has been a teacher,        community has lost a significant influence
     extraordinary influence on the field of            mentor and role model for countless               would be an understatement, but there is

                                                                                                                                                             Our Academic Support Structures
     orthodontics in the U.S. and across the            orthodontists and students at all levels,” said   no way to understate the loss our school is
     globe. He was the author of “Contemporary          Hershey. “His imprint on orthodontics is          feeling.”
     Orthodontics,” a book now printed in 12            indelible and his positive influence will              A native of Harnett County, North
     languages and known worldwide as the               continue to guide our profession far into         Carolina, he received both his
     definitive text for both pre-doctoral and          the future.”                                      undergraduate degree and his Doctor of
     post-doctoral orthodontic students; he had             In 1992, the University of North Carolina     Dental Surgery degree from the University
     completed the sixth edition revisions earlier      at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees named            of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned
                                                                                                                                                             As the school works steadily                               new departments: one in
     this year. He was co-author of “Surgical           Proffit a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished           a doctorate of philosophy in physiology
                                                                                                                                                             toward the goals outlined in its                           periodontology, and one in
     Correction of Dentofacial Deformity” and           Professor. The professorship is considered        from the Medical College of Virginia, and
     “Surgical-Orthodontic Treatment,” and              one of the University’s most prestigious          a master's in orthodontics from the
                                                                                                                                                             strategic plan, a continual                                oral surgery.
     published more than 200 research papers,           honors.                                           University of Washington.                          evaluation of the current status quo
                                                                                                                                                             is underway. Knowing that this is the                   The changes outlined below — whether
     20 book chapters and gave many invited                 He received many awards and accolades              Proffit served as an investigator at the
                                                                                                                                                             school’s opportunity to harness the best            sharing news of a new departmental chair
     presentations.                                     throughout his lifetime including: the            National Institute of Dental Research in
                                                                                                                                                             about the school and combine it with            or a brand new department — all work together
         Katherine Vig, BDS, met Proffit in             American Dental Association’s Norton Ross         Bethesda, Maryland, for two years before
     1976 after moving from England to                  Award in 1994; the American Association of        joining the faculty at the University of           transformative organizational strategies, the   with the school’s vision to become the global
     North Carolina. She described Proffit’s            Orthodontics’ (AAO) Louise Ada Jarabak            Kentucky as the first chair of the orthodontic     UNC-CH School of Dentistry recently created     model for oral health education. Transforming
     encouragement, support and guidance                Memorial Teachers and Research Award in           department in 1965. In 1973, he was                two new departments designed to find            the organizational structure of the school to
     as a defining part of her eight-year career        2000; the Southern Association of                 appointed professor of orthodontics and            efficiency within its departmental structure.   execute meaningful change initiatives,
     with the UNC-CH School of Dentistry.               Orthodontists’ Distinguished Service Award        chair of pediatric dentistry at the University                                                     encourage deeper levels of collaboration and
         “Bill Proffit’s enthusiasm and leadership      in 2001; the North Carolina Dental Society’s      of Florida. He joined the faculty at the UNC-      The school also underwent two noteworthy        identify new efficiencies equals one thing:
     defined the UNC-CH orthodontic program,”           Meritorious Achievement Award in 2002;            CH School of Dentistry in 1975, where he           leadership transitions in departments left      progress toward the school’s ultimate goal of
     said Vig. “He had a brilliant, analytical mind     and the American Board of Orthodontics’           served as a professor and chair of the             otherwise unaffected by the formation of the    moving beyond excellence.
     capable of unravelling complex concepts,           Ketcham Award in 2005.                            Department of Orthodontics for 26 years.
     which made him a sought-after speaker and              In 2017, he received the inaugural

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De Rossi said he believes that Blakey will bring strong leadership and demonstrated
     Cook has served as the program          Department of Restorative Sciences Created;
     director of the prosthodontics                                                                                                                                              expertise to both of these roles: “It did not take long to realize that Dr. Blakey would be
     advanced education program
                                             Cook Appointed Chair                                                                                                                the appropriate successor for Dr. Turvey. Dr. Blakey has built a decorated career which
                    and as an associate                                                                                                                                          demonstrates strength in patient care, education and scholarship, and the department
                    professor within            The UNC-CH School of Dentistry’s Department of Prosthodontics and Department of                                                  will continue to flourish under his leadership. Out of our desire to continue working in a
                    the department for       Operative Dentistry formally merged to become the school’s Department of Restorative                                                more integrated fashion with UNC Health Care, we simultaneously tapped Dr. Blakey as
                    the last two years.      Sciences in a change approved by the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, effective July 2,                                           the school’s first assistant dean for hospital affairs. His relationships and presence within
                    He completed             2018.                                                                                                                               UNC Health Care are an invaluable part of this role, and we are grateful that he agreed to
                    undergraduate               This collaborative department will bolster interdisciplinary research, expand academic                                           lead the way.”
         Cook       studies in               programs and improve faculty workloads. Besides giving comprehensive (or general)                                                      In March 2018, Turvey announced his intention to step down as chair of the
                    biochemistry and         dentistry a home, the consolidation also offers the opportunity for a unified front in                                              Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery effective June 2018 to refocus his efforts
     chemistry at North Carolina State
                                             seeking support for a digital dentistry center for the entire restorative effort, among other                                       on mentoring and educating students and residents.
     University. He earned his DDS
                                             opportunities to take advantage of increased resources and streamlined functions,                                                      Turvey is considered a world-renowned expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery,
     at the University of Southern
                                             allowing for heightened efficiency, strengthened programs and more. The department                                                  lecturing worldwide on a variety of topics including orthognathic surgery, craniofacial
     California. After dental school,
                                             will better be able to recruit top residents and faculty through a broader approach to                                              abnormalities and surgical orthodontics.
     he attended the University of
     Texas Health Science Center at          outreach and an expanded image.                                                                                                        Turvey has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book
     San Antonio where he received              “This convergence of disciplines will provide the greatest impact in teaching, research                                          chapters and co-edited two textbooks, in addition to having served on multiple peer-
     certificates in prosthodontics          and service,” explained Dean Scott S. De Rossi, DMD, MBA. “Our school community                                                     reviewed magazine editorial boards during his career. His research has primarily been
     and periodontology, as well as          believes this departmental restructure positions us to lead the way in prosthodontics,                                              dedicated to long-term stability and adaptation to the correction of facial deformities.
     a master’s degree. Cook is a            general dentistry, biomaterials and operative dentistry in new, exciting ways.”                                                        In recognition of his work, he has been distinguished with several awards, including
     diplomate of the American                  The new, combined department is chaired by Ryan Cook, DDS, MS. On Cook, De Rossi                                                 the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons William Gies Award for
     Board of Prosthodontics and             said, “Dr. Cook is dynamic, visionary and personable. His energetic nature will allow him                                           the Advancement of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; the American College of Oral and
     American Board of                       to navigate this consolidation and succeed in leading the department, and his integrity                                             Maxillofacial Surgeons Distinguished Service Award; and the 2016 UNC-CH Dental
                                             and compassion will make him a fair and respected chair. The school’s leadership and I                                              Alumni Association John C. Brauer Award.
                                             agree that he will excel in this role, and we are excited to see him do so.”
                                                The departmental leadership also consists of division directors for prosthodontics,
     Blakey most recently served                                                                                                             Susin received his DDS from the
                                             operative dentistry and biomaterials and comprehensive dentistry. Ibrahim Duqum, DDS,
     as an associate professor in the                                                                                                        Federal University of Rio Grande
                                             MS, Taiseer Sulaiman, DDS, PhD, and Jack King, DDS, will serve in these roles, respectively.
     Department of Oral and Maxillo-                                                                                                         do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.     Susin Begins Appointment as Chair of
                    facial Surgery at                                                                                                                      He received a
                    the UNC-CH School                                                                                                                      master’s degree
                    of Dentistry, a role                                                                                                                   in periodontology
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cristiano Susin, DDS, MSD, PhD, began his appointment as chair of the Department
                    he has held since        Blakey Begins Appointment as Chair of Oral                                                                    from Lutheran
                    2007. Prior to                                                                                                                         University of         of Periodontology in August 2018. Susin is the sixth chair of the department since its
                    that appointment,
                                             and Maxillofacial Surgery and Assistant Dean of                                                               Brazil, and a         inception in 1956 and most recently served as a professor at Augusta University Dental
        Blakey      he served as an          Hospital Affairs as Turvey Steps Down                                                               Susin      doctorate degree     College of Georgia in the Department of Periodontics.
                    assistant professor                                                                                                                     from University of      “It is a true honor to join the Department of Periodontology. I am very confident
     in the department after complet-           George Blakey, DDS, Raymond P. White Distinguished Professor and director of the             Bergen, in Bergen Norway. He        that together we will expand the department’s legacy in teaching, research, and patient
     ing his residency in 1992. He was       graduate program for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was appointed to chair of the              is a diplomate of the American      care,” said Susin. “We will focus on developing our talented people, strengthening our
     recognized as the first Raymond                                                                                                         Board of Periodontology,
                                             Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also the school’s first assistant dean                                             collaborations, establishing new partnerships, and being innovative.”
     P. White Distinguished Associate                                                                                                        and participated in the 2017
                                             of hospital affairs in July 2018. As chair, he succeeds Timothy Turvey, DDS, FACS, who                                                 While at Augusta University, he also served as the director for the laboratory for applied
     Professor in 2009, and in 2004                                                                                                          American Dental Educators
                                             served as chair of the department for more than 20 years.                                                                           periodontal and craniofacial research, and the director for the center for clinical and
     he received the School of                                                                                                               Association (ADEA) Leadership
                                                As assistant dean of hospital affairs, Blakey will serve as the school’s primary liaison                                         translational research. Susin has been the recipient of several awards, including the R. Earl
     Dentistry’s Richard F. Hunt                                                                                                             Institute. He has been the
                                             with UNC Health Care. In his role as chair, Blakey will provide administrative oversight                                            Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Award from the American Academy of Periodontology
     Memorial Award for Excellence                                                                                                           recipient of several awards,
                                             and guidance for the department, including its faculty practice and research components,        including first place in the 2017   for the study, “Periodontal healing following reconstructive surgery: effect of guided tissue
     in Predoctoral Teaching. He is a
     diplomate of the American Board         day-to-day administrative needs at the UNC-CH School of Dentistry and UNC Hospitals             Latin American Osseointegration     regeneration using a bioresorbable barrier device when combined with autogenous bone
     of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.      and the appointment of a new director of the residency program.                                 Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil.      grafting. A randomized-controlled trial 10-year follow-up.”

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Everett earned his master’s
     degree in clinical immunology
     from the Department of Pathol-
     ogy, Immunology and Laboratory
                                                According to De Rossi, Susin brings a lot to the table: “Dr. Susin is a visionary and a
                                             scholar. His career thus far leaves no question that he will carry on the long legacy of
                                             excellence for which the department is so well known. I am confident that Dr. Susin
                                                                                                                                            Reinvigorating Student Wellness
                    Medicine in the
                    University of
                                             will excel in this new role in Chapel Hill and look forward to seeing his success as chair.”
                                                In July 2017, Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, MMSc, W.R. Kenan Distinguished
                                             Professor and former chair of the Department of Periodontology, shared his intention
                                                                                                                                            Ahmed and Reside Named Directors of Student Life
                    Florida College of
                                             to step down as chair once a new permanent chair was in place. Offenbacher’s last day
                    Medicine before
                                             as chair was officially August 1, 2018, at which time he rejoined the school’s faculty with
                    attending the
                                             a commitment to refocus his efforts on mentoring students and scholarship.
                                                                                                                                                                                      “They will ... help new graduates thrive and navigate the
                    Medical University
        Everett     of South Carolina           Offenbacher passed away unexpectedly August 9, 2018. Read more about his life                                                          beginning stages of our professional careers, and to hopefully
                    for his doctorate        and career on page 10.                                                                                                                    sidestep some of the avoidable pitfalls that may have
     degree in molecular cell biology
                                                                                                                                                                                       hampered the success of young dentists in the past.”
     and pathobiology. He completed
     his postdoctoral work in                                                                                                                           Ahmed           Reside          —Jordan Sawyers, DDS Candidate 2019
     hematopoiesis and medical
                                             School Forms New Department of Oral and
     genetics at the Howard Hughes           Craniofacial Sciences; Everett Appointed Chair
     Medical Institute Indiana Univer-                                                                                                          The University of North Carolina at               “In this capacity, I believe Dr. Ahmed        Ahmed and Reside will also serve
     sity School of Medicine and                Effective July 2, 2018, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees   Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Office          will continue to do an incredible job         as liaisons for dental hygiene and
     the Department of Medical and           approved the formation of the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences              of Academic Affairs announced that                making new students feel welcomed             advanced dental education students
     Molecular Genetics Indiana              within the UNC-CH School of Dentistry.                                                         Sumitha Ahmed, DDS, MS, assistant                 and comfortable in our school. I am           according to their outlined job duties.
     University School of Medicine,             This new department will serve as a home for faculty with concentrations in the             professor in the Department of Restorative        confident Dr. Reside will play an integral    These appointments will coexist with
     respectively. After spending eight                                                                                                     Sciences, and Jonathan Reside, DDS, MS,           role helping my fellow colleagues and         their existing appointments within their
                                             biomedical sciences, epidemiology and other health sciences disciplines. Research staff,
     years on the Indiana University                                                                                                        assistant professor in the Department of          I navigate future career decisions and        respective departments, and as such, both
                                             postdoctoral research fellows, visiting scholars, volunteers and others engaged primarily
     faculty, Everett joined the UNC-                                                                                                       Periodontology, will begin appointments           post-graduate education pursuits.”            will continue some of their departmental
                                             in research will continue to be appointed in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial
     CH School of Dentistry faculty                                                                                                         as new Directors of Student Life.                    Jordan Sawyers, DDS Candidate 2019,        teaching and patient care responsibilities.
                                             Health Sciences. The department will also serve as the home for research administration
     and the Carolina Center for                                                                                                                Ahmed will serve as a Director of             agreed.                                           “These appointments reflect our
     Genome Sciences in 2004.                and continue to serve the entire UNC-CH School of Dentistry.
                                                                                                                                            Student Life and Academic Success.                   "I am confident that having Drs. Ahmed     strong commitment to the experience of
     In 2012, he was appointed as               Eric T. Everett, MS, PhD, has been appointed chair of the department.
                                                                                                                                            Her primary focus will be on guiding              and Reside, being the committed and           our students,” explained Edward Swift,
     the school’s associate dean for            “This is an exceptionally exciting opportunity to be the founding chair and to engage       and advocating for first- and second-             highly dedicated educators, clinicians,       DDS, MS, vice dean for education. “The
     research.                               faculty who will define the department’s mission and vision,” said Everett. “The biomedical    year dental students, and she will be             and advocates that they are, will add great   additions of Drs. Ahmed and Reside to the
                                             sciences in the broadest sense has been a key component in the different curricula housed      responsible for various activities such           value to my counter-parts and I as we         Office of Academic Affairs is a part of a
                                             within the School of Dentistry. As the curricula evolve, the biomedical sciences will          as first-year orientation.                        begin our careers in dentistry,” said         restructuring that will help us better serve
                                             continue to play a critical role in our students’ growth and training to become outstanding        With an emphasis on third- and fourth-        Sawyers.                                      the student body and their evolving needs
                                             oral health providers. The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences will join       year dental students, Reside will serve               In his previous encounters with           as their time in dental school progresses.”
                                             the other departments and collectively will lead the way to discovery and innovation to        as a Director of Student Life and Career          Drs. Ahmed and Reside, Sawyers said he            The Office of Academic Affairs oversees
                                             improving health.”                                                                             Development. His responsibilities include         has seen them both take great pride in        the various educational programs and
                                                                                                                                            guiding students as they prepare to enter         adding value and taking initiative to         supports academic excellence at the
                                                Currently, Everett also serves as the school’s associate dean of research, but in August
                                                                                                                                            post-graduate programs or practice.               produce meaningful results in their work.     UNC-CH School of Dentistry. The office
                                             announced plans to step down from that appointment to focus on his role as department
                                                                                                                                               “Drs. Ahmed and Reside are incredibly              “I have full faith that they will use     provides a variety of services for both
                                             chair. He will continue to serve in both roles until a new permanent associate dean for
                                                                                                                                            personable educators. Even before their           these characteristics to help new graduates   current and prospective students,
                                             research is appointed; a national search is underway.
                                                                                                                                            respective appointments as directors of           thrive and navigate the beginning stages      including pre-admission evaluations for
                                                “We originally planned for Dr. Everett to serve as chair of the department while                                                                                                            prospective students, and advocating for
                                                                                                                                            student life, I appreciated their insight         of our professional careers, and to
                                             maintaining his role as associate dean for research but after evaluation of the commitment     and seamless ability to make each                 hopefully sidestep some of the avoidable      the student body to ensure needs are met.
                                             necessary to make this department successful, Dr. Everett and I agreed that these two roles    student feel valued,” said Justin Nunes,          pitfalls that may have hampered the
                                             would be better served by two people,” said De Rossi. “Bearing that in mind, Dr. Everett       DDS Candidate 2021.                               success of young dentists in the past.”
                                             shared his preference to serve as department chair. I am incredibly appreciative of
                                             Dr. Everett’s willingness to spearhead this new department and equally appreciative of
                                             his dedication over the years to his role as associate dean for research.”

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Ciarrocca Named Director of Interprofessional                                                                                            Karunanayake Appointed Associate Professor in the
       Education and Practice for the School of Dentistry                                                                                       Department of Endodontics
                                                                                                                                                    Glen Karunanayake, BDS, MS, has             endodontic surgery and                           RCS), which is recognized by professionals
           In July 2018, Katharine Ciarrocca,        Assistant Provost for IPEP Meg Zomorodi,     University’s new Office for IPEP.”            joined the University of North Carolina         the restoration of root                          in England as the end point of training in
       DMD, MSEd, began her appointment as           PhD, RN, CNL. Ciarrocca will continue            Ciarrocca, whose career includes more     at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s            filled teeth.                                    one of the restorative dentistry specialties,
       the University of North Carolina at Chapel    many of her other current roles and          than two decades of clinical instruction      Department of Endodontics as a full-                 “Dr. Karunanayake’s                         including endodontics, periodontics and
       Hill School of Dentistry’s director of        functions, including teaching pre-doctoral   experience, came to the UNC-CH School         time associate professor.                       background and                                   fixed and removable prosthodontics.
       interprofessional education and practice      students and serving on the school’s         of Dentistry in summer 2017 from the              “I am delighted to be part of the UNC-      experience will make                                 Prior to joining the UNC-CH School
                                                                                                                                                CH School of Dentistry: an excellent school,    him a great asset to the     Karunanayake        of Dentistry, Karunanayake practiced
       (IPEP). This role will be a function of the   Curriculum Innovation Steering               Dental College of Georgia at Augusta
       school’s Office of Academic Affairs.          Committee, as well as her appointment        University. While there, Ciarrocca was an     in beautiful surroundings with charming         department and allow us to address our           endodontics for the past fourteen years in
           “We are glad to have Dr. Ciarrocca lead   within the school’s Department of Dental     associate professor in the Department of      people,” said Karunanayake. “I am excited       increasing responsibilities more effectively,”   London, England. He also held a part-time
       our school’s work in interprofessional        Ecology.                                     Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences and       about the opportunities I have at UNC-          said Chair of the Department of                  faculty position at Guy’s and St. Thomas
       education and practice,” said Vice Dean           “Health care is becoming more            received the university’s Certificate of      Chapel Hill to exchange ideas, knowledge        Endodontics Ashraf Fouad, DDS, MS.               Hospitals and King’s College teaching
       for Education Ed Swift, DMD, MS. “She is      collaborative by the day, and that makes     Recognition for Interprofessional             and techniques, leading to innovation and            Karunanayake received his dental degree     endodontology from 2004-2014. In his
                                                                                                  Education in 2016. Prior to her               research.”                                      from United Medical and Dental Schools of        more than ten years of teaching experience,
                                                                                                  appointment at Augusta University, she            Karunanayake’s responsibilities as an       Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London,       he has contributed to the training of more
                                                                                                  worked in private practice and also as a      associate professor with the department         England, and earned his master’s degree          than 120 undergraduate dental students and
                                                                                                                                                include teaching endodontics, working in        from the University College London (UCL)         64 graduate students. He also served as an
             “We have a lot of opportunities to                                                   faculty member at the University of
                                                                                                                                                the clinics and seeing patients at the Dental   Eastman Dental Institute in London,              honorary clinical supervisor with the UCL
                                                                                                  Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
                                                                                                                                                Faculty Practice. His research interests        England.                                         Eastman Dental Institute since 2008.
               reshape the IPEP experience of our                                                     Ciarrocca is a diplomate of the
                                                                                                                                                include differential diagnosis of oro-facial         He is a member of the Royal College
                                                                                                  American Board of Oral Medicine, and
              students so that they learn with, about                                             maintains active memberships in the           pain, non-surgical root canal retreatment,      of Surgeons in restorative dentistry (MRD
                                                                                                  American Academy of Oral Medicine
              and from other professional students.                                               (AAOM), the American Dental Association,
                                                                                                  the American Dental Education
              Our students will be entering a                                                     Association (ADEA) and the American

              world where collaborative practice is                                               Association of Public Health Dentistry.
                                                                                                      Ciarrocca received her Doctor of
                                                                                                                                                Lim Appointed Assistant Professor in the Division of
Ciarrocca      imperative for better patient outcomes.”                                           Dental Medicine degree from the
                                                                                                  University of Pennsylvania School of
                                                                                                  Dental Medicine, where she also
                                                                                                  completed her Master of Science in                Kevin Lim, DMD, MS, began his               He was unanimously                               the digital laboratory and in the graduate
                                                                                                  education and her fellowship in oral          appointment as assistant professor with         selected for the Dentsply                        prosthodontics clinic. He has also held
       passionate about this initiative and has a    this an ideal time to rededicate ourselves   medicine.                                     the University of North Carolina at Chapel      Implant Fellowship at                            teaching positions in removable, fixed
       compelling vision for the integration of      to excellence in IPEP at the UNC-CH              The UNC-CH Office for IPEP, run by        Hill School of Dentistry in the Department      UNC-CH upon his                                  and implant prosthodontics at the
       IPEP within both our school’s existing and    School of Dentistry,” said Ciarrocca.        Zomorodi, will oversee creation,              of Restorative Sciences, Division of            graduation.                                      UNC-CH School of Dentistry.
       new curricula. Dr. Ciarrocca will do a        “This is an exciting opportunity and I       implementation and dissemination of           Prosthodontics in August.                           In his faculty role at                           He has been a member of the American
                                                                                                                                                    “It is an honor to be a part of this        the UNC-CH School of                Lim          College of Prosthodontics since 2014,
       wonderful job as director of IPEP, and we     am thankful to have been tapped to           interprofessional education, research and
       are delighted to have her leading this        lead this initiative.                        clinical experiences designed to enhance      institution and to have the opportunity to      Dentistry, he will provide instruction and       and a member of the Academy of
       effort.”                                          “We have a lot of opportunities to       collaborative learning across participating   help ensure that the quality of education,      supervision in clinical and pre-clinical         Osseointegration since 2016.
           In this role, Ciarrocca will spearhead    reshape the IPEP experience of our           UNC-CH schools. These schools are             patient care and research that the UNC-CH       teaching of prosthodontics to pre-doctoral           “Dr. Lim is an extremely talented
       the school’s renewed commitment to IPEP       students so that they learn with, about      expected to include the UNC-CH School         School of Dentistry has been known for          students and residents. He will also             clinician, researcher and educator. He is an
       and will report to Swift, who oversees the    and from other professional students. Our    of Dentistry, Kenan-Flagler Business          continues,” said Lim. “I am especially          participate in didactic teaching, research       innovative thinker whose ideas will move
       Office of Academic Affairs. Among her         students will be entering a world where      School, the School of Education, the          looking forward to becoming a contributing      mentorship and committee service.                our profession forward improving patient
       responsibilities, she will establish and      collaborative practice is imperative for     School of Medicine, the Department of         factor that helps to provide innovation in      His research interests include implant           care,” said Chair of the Department of
       maintain a school-wide IPEP committee,        better patient outcomes. I am excited to     Allied Health Sciences, the School of         this institution.”                              prosthodontics and digital dentistry.            Restorative Sciences Ryan Cook, DDS, MS.
       actively seek interprofessional education     leverage the geographic proximity of our     Nursing, the Eshelman School of                   Lim received his Doctor of Dental           Lim previously served as a pre-clinical          “The Department of Restorative Sciences
       opportunities for students and faculty,       professional schools and collaborate with    Pharmacy, the Gillings School of Global       Medicine degree from the University of          and clinical teaching assistant in several       and Division of Prosthodontics is excited
       and work collaboratively with the UNC-        colleagues at UNC-CH while working           Public Health and the School of Social        Pennsylvania, and his master’s degree in        capacities at the UNC-CH School                  to add him to our team.”
       CH Office for IPEP and the University’s       closely with Dr. Zomorodi in the             Work.                                         oral biology from the UNC-CH program.           of Dentistry. Most recently, he taught in

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