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    New Orthodontic Research with Cleft Palate Patients and AI THEDEPARTMENT OFORTHODONTICS and Dentofacial Orthopedics has partnered with the Children’s Mercy Hospital craniofacial unit to start a research project on volumetric analysis of cleft palate patients (IRB approved and under review by the OCS department). The department also has two pending research projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), one in AI-assisted Cephalometric analysis and the other AI-assisted Cone Beam segmentation.

    New Orthodontic Research with Cleft Palate Patients and AI

    THEDEPARTMENT OFORTHODONTICS

    and Dentofacial Orthopedics has partnered with the Children’s Mercy Hospital craniofacial unit to start a research project on volumetric analysis of cleft palate patients (IRB approved and under review by the OCS department). The department also has two pending research projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), one in AI-assisted Cephalometric analysis and the other AI-assisted Cone Beam segmentation.

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    for these upcoming alumni events

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    Interim Program Director Named

    SIMON MACNEILL, D.D.S., professor, Department of Periodontics, has been named interim program director of Advanced Periodontics. Mabel Salas, D.D.S., served as the previous program director and left the school to pursue private practice. MacNeill is the recipient of the Elmer Pierson Good teaching award in recognition of his contributions. This is his second tenure as program director.

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    New Orthodontic Research with Cleft Palate Patients and AI

    THE DEPARTMENT OFORTHODONTICS and Dentofacial Orthopedics has partnered with the Children’s Mercy Hospital craniofacial unit to start a research project on volumetric analysis of cleft palate patients (IRB approved and under review by the OCS department). The department also has two pending research projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), one in AI-assisted Cephalometric analysis and the other AI-assisted Cone Beam segmentation.

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    Public Health Dentistry Addresses Anti-Racism

    MEGAN WENDLAND, D.D.S., assistant professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science co-authored a landmark anti-racism white paper (https://www.aaphd.org/white-paper) with other members of the American Asso­ciation of Public Health Dentistry.

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    Faculty Service

    BRENDA BOHATY, D.D.S, PH.D., is a professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at neighbor­ing Children’s Mercy Hospital. She also serves as a volunteer discipline director/ consultant for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Dis­orders Training Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This program is an interdisciplinary training program that brings together the fields of audiology, speech therapy, nursing and others in an effort to provide opportunities to develop leadership skills in working with populations who are impacted by neurodevelop­mental and related disorders.

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    Faculty News of Note

    TIMOTHY COX, PH.D., endowed professor, Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sci­ences, was an author on a paper published in Development, Abe, M., COX, T.C., Firulli, A.B., Kanai, S.M., Dahlka, J., Lim, K.C., Engel, J. 42/dev.199534. PMID: 34383890. Cox will also present at the 42nd Annual David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis and Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment.

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    National Recognition for Students

    DENTAL STUDENT MOLLIE PETRIE
    (D.D.S. Class of ’22), under the super­vision of Brenda Bohaty, professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry, published an article in the online publication Contour. The article titled, “The Ethics of Whitening Children’s Teeth,” appeared in the March 2021 issue of the journal, a national journal published electronically by the American Student Dental Association.

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    New Faculty

    Hanan Ali, B.D.S., joined the faculty as clinical assistant professor in the department of Restorative Clinical Sciences. She received her B.D.S. from the University of Benghazi in 2007, a M.S. Biomaterials from SUNY Buffalo and a certificate in Prosthodontics in 2015 and 2021, respectfully.

     

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    Paying Tribute to Retirees

    THE SCHOOL CELEBRATED nearly 100 years of combined service with the retirement of three faculty and staff members. Those honored included:

    Sharon Adams - 25 years of service
    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Dental Faculty Practice

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