Lincoln, Neb.—The College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center named Dr. Janet Guthmiller as its new dean, effective Sept. 1, pending formal approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on May 16.
Kansas City, Mo.—In an effort to expose high school students in dentistry and spark interest in pursuing the profession, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry hosted a Dental Explorer Post in February.
Cleveland—Two bacteria prevalent in periodontal disease form small fatty acids that incite growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth, said Case Western Reserve University researchers who discovered the potential connection.
Buffalo, N.Y.—More than 5,600 miles separate Buffalo, N.Y., and Syrian refugee camps in border towns in Turkey and Jordan, but a Buffalo dentist has enlisted the help of the city's dental community and residents to help millions affected by a devastating civil war.
Harrisburg, Pa.—About 150 third-graders from schools statewide used art supplies, creativity and their knowledge of good oral health habits to promote National Children's Dental Health Month in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's 2014 poster contest.
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San Antonio—President George W. Bush will be the featured speaker at the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series at ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting, Oct. 9, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Alamodome.