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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 10, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Launches First Open Online Course

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The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's free online course, “Introduction to Dental Medicine,” will allow anyone with access to the Internet to learn what dentistry is all about.

By Sarah Welsh

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Peter Iglinski | peter.iglinski@rochester.edu | 585-273-4726April 6, 2015

Penn-Rochester Study Identifies a Novel Way to Deliver Drugs to Control Dental Plaque

Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 6, 2015

Penn Celebrates National Public Health Week

Penn's health schools are celebrating National Public Health Week by featuring stories that highlight public health efforts across the University. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

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Media Contact:Beth Adams | adamsnb@dental.upenn.edu | 215-573-8224
Media Contact:Anthony Hopkins | anthonyh@pccy.org | 215-563-5848 x23 March 30, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Teams Up With PCCY to Provide Free Dental Care to Children

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Students and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental care to 75 area children during the 12th annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHO:             Students and Faculty from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

                        Public Citizens for Children and Youth 

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Media Contact:Beth Adams | adamsnb@dental.upenn.edu | 215-573-8224March 25, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine to Host 7th Annual Oral Cancer Walk and 5K

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This Saturday, March 28, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty will host the 7th annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K in an effort to raise awareness about the disease, both for health-care professionals and the general public.

WHO:             Penn Dental Medicine

                       University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 16, 2015
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 26, 2015

Penn Dental Medicine Team Shows Why Wound Healing Is Impaired in Diabetics

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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have identified a critical molecule that helps explain why diabetics suffer from slow wound healing and pinpoints a target for therapies that could help boost healing.

One of the most troubling complications of diabetes is its effect on wound healing. Roughly 15 percent of diabetics will suffer from a non-healing wound in their lifetime. In some cases, these open ulcers on the skin lead to amputations.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 14, 2015

A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights

One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth.

Immunology: Oral Solutions

November 26, 2014

Henry Daniell of the School of Dental Medicine is featured for developing plant-based capsules.

Article Source: Nature.com
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

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A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.