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SIU School of Dental Medicine Confers Degrees Upon 58 Graduates

4 June 2019, 3:30 PM

2019 SIU SDM CommencementSouthern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) emeritus faculty and SIUE alumnus Dr. Dennis “Denny” Savoca addressed 58 students who received their doctor of dental medicine degrees at the SDM’s commencement ceremony on Sat., June 1, in the SIUE Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. The commencement ceremony is available on siue.edu/tv.

Savoca told the class that they were not only ambassadors for the dental profession, but also for the SIU SDM. He prov...

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Langenwalter to Retire after 32 Years of Service to SIU SDM

23 May 2019, 9:05 AM

Eric LangenwalterSouthern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Eric Langenwalter, DMD, MS, is capping a lifetime of service to the SDM as he has announced his retirement in June 2019.

“Dr. Langenwalter has truly given much of himself to our school, for which he has been so devoted these many years,” said SIU SDM Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD, MS. “Congratulations to Eric on a highly successful career in dental education and a richly deserved retirement.”

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SIUE Alumnus Savoca is Commencement Speaker for School of Dental Medicine

22 May 2019, 7:55 AM

Dennis SavocaSouthern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) emeritus faculty and SIUE alumnus Dr. Dennis “Denny” Savoca will address 58 SDM students receiving their doctor of dental medicine degrees at the SDM’s commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the SIUE Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. The commencement ceremony can be viewed live on siue.edu/tv.

In 1976, the SDM hired Savoca as an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentist...

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SIU SDM Receives $2M ILCHF Grant to Treat Pediatric Patients

24 April 2019, 11:20 AM

SIU SDM Dean Bruce RotterThe Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) has received a $2 million grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF). The SDM will build a medical operating suite with general anesthesia capabilities for children with special dental care needs within a new Graduate Programs Patient Clinic. 

The grant will allow the SIU SDM to annually serve an additional 550 pediatric patients requiring oral health services performed under general anesthesia...

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SIU SDM Research Day Emphasizes Global Impact of Research and Scholarship for Practitioners and Patients

11 April 2019, 9:55 AM

SIU SDM Research Day guest speaker Susan W. Herring, PhD, professor of orthodontics and oral health sciences at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) demonstrated its commitment to student and faculty research during its 2019 Research Day program held Tuesday, April 9. The event annually highlights the important role research plays in the daily practice and continual advancement of the dynamic profession of dentistry.

“Our profession is constantly improving treatment alternatives and introducing new and better options,” said SIU SDM Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD. &#822...

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SIU SDM Women’s Dentists Panel Highlights Professional Experiences

20 March 2019, 8:15 AM

SDM AAWD Luncheon Group 2019The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) hosted its annual Women Dentists  Luncheon Panel on Thursday, March 14 in Roller Hall on the SDM campus. Sponsored by the SDM chapter of American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), the event focused on navigating careers and family with the topic “Design Your Life.”

The 50 attendees listened to four panelists that included three SDM alumnae: Dr. Meg Bircher, who has a private dental practice in Smithton; D...

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Online Options Abound During SIUE’s Summer Session, Register Now!

14 March 2016, 8:52 AM

summer session 2016Southern Illinois University Edwardsville summer session 2016 offers a quality education that features flexibility and convenience. More than 1,000 courses are available, with more online options than ever before.

Register now and enjoy summer at SIUE!

A variety of introductory general education and required upper-division classes are offered during summer session. Most courses meet for five weeks or less, and classes begin Monday, May 9.

“Summer session provides students an important o...

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