Dental Hygiene Students Educate Community

UMKC DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS are providing important oral health care instruction to a variety of patient populations.  While the locations vary year-to-year, this year they are working with Special Olympics Missouri, Rose Brooks Center, KC Care Clinic, and Operation Breakthrough. Students will assess, plan, implement and evaluate a program for individuals who may not have access to professional dental care. Continue reading

Students Come from Many States to Become a Part of the UMKC Dental Family

EXCITEMENT SURGED through the UMKC School of Dentistry on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, as 109 members of the D.D.S. Class of 2025 and 30 mem­bers of the D.H. Class of 2023 went through preliminary orientation activities. Besides having their photos taken, the students checked out how their comput­ers work with the school’s systems and were fit tested for N95 masks. Continue reading

Spalitto Named President of UMKC Alumni Association

JOSEPH SPALITTO (D.D.S. ’72),

will serve as the president of the UMKC Alumni Association. The mis­sion of the association is to provide a lifetime link to UMKC for alumni and friends to support the mission and goals of the university and to help it achieve its potential. Also serving on the Board are Debbie Thompson (D.H. ’81), Mark Gregston (D.D.S. ’94) and Marissa Ibarra (D.H. ’18).

Meet Me in St. Louis

THE UMKC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY brought a little bit of UMKC to the other side of the state, including Dean Haas. Our new dean joined us for another School of Dentistry alumni reception, held in conjunction with the Mid-Continent Dental Congress in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday, Oct. 28. The school enjoys connect­ing with so many alumni.

Viva Las Vegas

MEMORIES WERE MADE and shared during the School of Den­tistry alumni reception held at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting, SmileCon, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Alumni caught up with some famil­iar faces and one new one, Dean Steven Haas. Dean Haas enjoyed meeting with many of our alumni and sharing his vision with them.

Welcome Game at the Royals

THE UMKC DENTAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION was excited to once again welcome the incoming dental and dental hygiene classes by taking them out to the ballgame. Unable to offer this event last year due to the pandemic, the Dental Alumni Asso­ciation extended tickets to the second year dental students and senior dental hygiene students. Continue reading

Dental Dreams and Activated Alumni

Scholarships inspire students and future giving

By BRYCE PUNTENNEY

UMKC School of Dentistry is known for encouraging its stu­dents to achieve their fullest potential as oral health care provid­ers. The alumni do their part as well, as their generous scholarship support inspires students to keep striving. For dental student Kathryn Roe, that means bringing much needed dental care back to rural communities. For fellow dental student Ryan Continue reading