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    Plan Your Educational Development With UMKC 2019 Continuing Education Courses

    Extended Care Permit III
    Online/One-Day, In-Person Lab | 18 Credit Hours
    Online Portion: January – May 2019 | In-Person Lab: May 18, 2019
    Deadline to Enroll: January 30, 2019

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    Legacy Students

    THE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY is proud to have many multigenerational families and realizes its success comes in part from its rich history, with roots stretching back to 1881. Here are the legacy students from the DDS Class of 2022 and DH Class of 2020.

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    New Faculty

     

    Dr. Thikriat Al-Jewair has joined the faculty as an associate professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She served in a similar role at the State University of New York at Buffalo before joining UMKC. Dr. Al-Jewair earned a BDS degree (’03) from King Saud University, an MSc in dental public health (’09) from the University of Toronto and a certificate and MS in orthodontics (’12) from the University at Buffalo.

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    Retirements

    FIFTEEN RETIRING FACULTY and staff members with 384 years of combined  service were recognized in September. Their years of service are in parentheses.

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    Faculty News

    Dr. Tim Cox was recognized at a recent dinner as the new Endowed Professor in Musculoskeletal Tissue Research in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.

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    Chancellor Agrawal Visits the School of Dentistry

    AS PART OF his introduction to UMKC, Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal is touring each school or academic department on each campus. He came to the UMKC Health Sciences District on Aug. 29 and toured the School of Dentistry. Agrawal came to UMKC from the University of Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center and has a passion for health services.

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    School of Dentistry Wins $1.84 Million NIH Grant

    THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded UMKC School of Dentistry a five-year grant totaling $1.84 million to develop the next generation of longer-lasting materials for restorative dentistry.

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    Serving the School in Many Ways

    IF YOU’VE HAD any recent dealings with the School of Dentistry, there’s a good chance you crossed paths with new staff member Audriana Bruno, administrative coordinator for alumni affairs and continuing education. Her title only hints at her varied duties, which also involve her in fundraising and the Midwest Dental Conference.

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    Showers Give Way to Smiles at This Fall's Welcome Game

    THE ANNUAL NEW STUDENT Welcome Game on Aug. 28 at “The K,” sponsored by the Dental Alumni Association, was a big success despite starting off with a downpour. The torrent quickly passed, its only bad effect being a batch of soggy cookies. Otherwise, the storm gave way to beautiful skies and a great night of baseball, including a Royals victory. The UMKC School of Dentistry DDS Class of 2022 and DH Class of 2020 really “soaked up” new memories with alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

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    In Memoriam

    Thomas G. Burris (DDS ’47)
    James M. Callender III (DDS ’56)
    Randall K. Hahn (DDS ’74)
    Dale Hawley (DDS ’61)

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