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    Royals Opening Day
    Thursday, April 2, 2020

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    Legacy Students

    THE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY is proud to have many multigenerational families and realizes success comes in part from its rich history, with roots stretching back to 1881. Here are the legacy students from the DDS Class of 2023 and DH Class of 2021.

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    Flossiraptors Fight Fiercely — And Have Intramural Fun

    Like every DH and DDS class at the UMKC School of Dentistry, the DDS Class of 2021 has built strong teamwork and camaraderie — and not just in classes and the dental labs. Almost half of the members of the class also have played on one of its Flossiraptors intramural teams.

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    ELEVEN RETIRNG FACULTY and staff members with more than 250 years of combined service were recognized in September. Their years of service are in parentheses.

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    Faculty News

    Dr. Cindy Amyot (BSDH ’92, MSDH ’93, ESD ’00, EdD), professor emeritus and recently retired associate dean for Distance Education and Faculty Development, will contribute to the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, only the second time such a report will focus on oral health. Dr. Amyot will contribute to a section titled “Oral Health Integration, Workforce and Practice.”

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    Class Notes

    Classes of the 1960s

    James K. Hocott (DDS ’60) is recovered after breaking a hip this summer.

    Robert A. McPherson (DDS ’60, Ortho ’67) practiced orthodontics 47 years in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He sold his practice in 2004 and then ran a pecan farm till 2013. He and his wife of 64 years enjoy their four children, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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    In Memoriam


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    St. Louis Reception

    Fall is always a fun time in the Alumni Office because it is full of alumni gatherings. This year, the annual UMKC School of Dentistry Alumni Reception in St. Louis was Nov. 14 in conjunction with the Mid-Continent Dental Congress meeting.

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    San Francisco Reception

    UMKC Dental and Dental Hygiene alumni from all over met up for a School of Dentistry Alumni Reception during the American Dental Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in September. Alumni at the meeting and those who lived near the Bay Area connected with each other and Dean Marsha Pyle.

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    A Winning Welcome, No Matter the Score

    The UMKC Dental Alumni Association welcomed another incoming dental class and dental hygiene class by taking them out to the ballgame. The DDS Class of 2023 and the Dental Hygiene Class of 2021 — along with students, staff, faculty and alumni

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