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SIU SDM Alumnus Named to Delta Dental of Illinois Board

30 January 2019, 9:33 AM

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) alumnus Ron Riggins, DMD, has been named to the Delta Dental of Illinois Board of Directors.

Riggins earned a doctor of dental medicine from the SIU SDM in 2000. The Telegraph detailed his role as a board member in an article posted Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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SIU SDM Provides Nearly $22,000 in Free Dental Care During Veteran’s Care Day

16 November 2018, 10:30 AM

Faculty, staff and students at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) demonstrated their appreciation for the sacrifice and service of the nation’s veterans by providing free dental care at the inaugural Veteran’s Care Day on Thursday, Nov. 15.

“I jumped on this opportunity,” said Jason York, of Macomb, who served in the Air Force from 1993-97. “This was a great offering for veterans. I’ve seen a lot of people here for a lot of...

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Free Dental Care at SIU School of Dental Medicine’s Inaugural Veteran’s Care Day, Nov. 15

1 November 2018, 9:00 AM

SIU School of Dental MedicineThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) will provide FREE dental care to veterans on Thursday, Nov. 15 during its inaugural Veteran’s Care Day.

Appointments are required, and may be scheduled by contacting the SIU SDM’s Valerie Donahue at 618-474-7200.

SIU SDM third- and fourth-year dental students, under the supervision of dental school faculty who are all licensed dentists, will provide free exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions at no cos...

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SIU SDM Student Earns National Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Giving Heart

18 October 2018, 10:20 AM

(L-R) SIU SDM Director of Community Dentistry Dr. Katie Kosten; Director of Operations with Young Dental Rajul Amin, representing the Dental Trades Alliance Foundation; scholarship recipient Jaterra Castine-Ross; and SIU SDM Dean Dr. Bruce Rotter.“In order for mankind to move forward, we must continue to give back.” That phrase is at the heart of the actions and aspirations of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) fourth-year student Jaterra Castine-Ross.

Castine-Ross, of Chicago, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation in recognition of her impressive commitment to community service and academic excellence.

“My reaction to receiving this scholarship w...

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Differences Celebrated, Barriers Challenged during SIUE’s Inaugural Diversity Day

17 October 2018, 12:54 PM

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members of varying ethnicities, ideologies, gender identification and sexual orientation took part in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Inaugural Diversity Day 2018 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the University’s Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses. 

SpeakersThe Diversity Day theme was “From Awareness to Action, SIUE Shaping a Changing World.” The kickoff event for community stakeholders on Monday, Oct. 15 fea...

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SIU SDM Provides More Than $60,000 in Free Care During Give Kids a Smile Day

9 October 2018, 8:15 AM

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) hosted its 13th annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Monday, Oct. 8.

Nearly 110 children between the ages of 3-13 received free comprehensive dental care valued at approximately $61,000 while also enjoying fun education activities highlighting the importance of oral health.

Ebonee Strong, of St. Louis, brought her three-year-old to Give Kids a Smile Day, because she understands the importance of oral health.

“I’ve n...

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SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative is Seeking Community Partner

26 January 2018, 11:36 AM

ConnieFreySpurlockCalling all municipalities, agencies or businesses with great sustainability projects in need of innovative, cutting-edge thinkers. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) is looking to collaborate with a community partner during its inaugural year, which will run from fall 2018 through spring 2019. 

The SSCC is accepting applications through Thursday, March 15 for a community partner in the Metro East or St. Louis area through Thursday, Ma...

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