April 13, 2019, Dr. Amit Kumar gave an oral health presentation to an audience of approximately fifteen high school and college students, as well as parents, focused on his specialty, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Beginning with his personal educational credentials and insights about home in India, he highlighted the differences between a four-year certificate and six-year combined MD program and showed representative examples of procedures commonplace for oral surgeons.
A suturing lab project facilitated by members of the Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Student Dental Association followed. SNDA/HSDA members provided an overview and then paired up with Post members for the exercise.
Rashin Alipour Morefan was recognized participating in the Dental Explorer Post since high school and Zachary Osmanovic and his mother Sara Spanel were recognized for having traveled three hours from their residence in the Ozarks to participate in the UMKC Dental Research Explorer Post.
This session was the last in a series of eight for the fall and spring session. The Dental Research Explorer Post will reconvene in September 2019.
UMKC School of Dentistry SNDA/HSDA participants included Arianna Jackson, DDS Class of 2019, Tiffany Nguyen, DDS Class of 2019, Shan Ao, DDS Class of 2019, Yona Rasynouvong, DDS Class of 2020, Anthony Spates, DDS Class of 2020, Amber Arsad, DDS Class of 2020, Theresa Nguyen, DDS Class of 2019, Kim Nhung Kha, DDS Class of 2021, Brianna Thompson, DDS Class of 2021, Stephanie Zarrasola, DDS Class of 2020, John Cottrell, Faculty Advisor and Derek Williams, DDS, Faculty Advisor.
Photos from the event here.