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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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SIU SDM Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month

21 February 2019, 10:45 AM

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) is hosting nearly 300 local children throughout February in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Every Monday and Friday, third-year students lead educational activities centered on proper hygiene and diet, while fourth-year students conduct screenings under the supervision of licensed dental faculty.

The SIU SDM is welcoming 268 kindergarten and second grade students from Roxana South Primary School, and...

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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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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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