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    New Associate Dean Announced

    AFTER A NATIONAL SEARCH, the School of Dentistry has announced Lance Godley, D.M.D., as the new associate dean for clinical affairs.

    Godley has a doctorate in dental medicine, master’s of education degree and is currently pursuing an MBA. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

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    Faculty Promotions


    SEPT. 1, 2022 • Rebeca Weisleder, D.D.S., promoted to clinical professor

    • Eileen Cocjin (D.D.S. ’05) promoted to clinical professor
    • Linda Seabaugh (D.D.S. ’88) promoted to associate clinical professor
    • Gloria Redford (D.D.S. ’20) promoted to associate clinical professor
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    New Faculty


    Karen Davis (B.S.D.H. ’01, M.S. ’19) has rejoined the faculty as a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene.






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    Alumni in St. Louis

    UMKC CHANCELLOR C. Mauli Agrawal joined Dean Steven Haas for an alumni reception on the other side of the state. School of Dentistry alumni gathered Thursday, Oct. 27, during the Mid-Continent Dental Congress in St. Louis, Missouri. Alumni spent the evening sharing fond memories and conversing with the chancellor.

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    Alumni in Houston

    UMKC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY alumni gathered in Houston, Texas, for an alumni reception. Classmates reminisced and reconnected on Thursday, Oct. 13, during the ADA Annual Meeting, SmileCon. The event had a great turnout, despite being so many miles away from Kansas City.

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    Dental Alumni Association Welcomes New Students at ‘The K’

    THE UMKC DENTAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION hosted the incoming dental and dental hygiene classes by taking them out to the ball game. The students, along with participating staff, faculty and alumni, attended the Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians game on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Kauffman Stadium.

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    In Memoriam

    Vance J. Dykhouse (D.D. S. '66, ORTHO '70)
    Jack W. Hudspeth (D.D.S. '55)
    Larry S. Jacobson (D.D.S. '61)
    Robert E. Morhart (D.D.S '65, PERIO '67)
    Jack L. Pierce (D.D.S. '56)
    Niles Rains (D.D.S. '66)
    R. Michael Robson (D.D.S. '81)
    Kenneth F. Stewart (D.D.S. '54)

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    Class Notes

    Classes of the 1970s

    Dale Davis (D.D.S. ’73) is retired.
    Nicholas Hunter (D.D.S. ’73) recently retired.
    Steven Tipp (D.D.S. ’73) is retired and enjoys sailing, traveling and spending time with grandchildren.

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