Ohio State Dental Journal

Autumn 2014


Published twice each year, the Ohio State Dental Journal shares what is new and exciting among our students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. The journal is yet another way to keep you connected with the many special things that are happening at the College of Dentistry.

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Professional athletes rely on a host of health professionals to—literally—keep them in the game. Bruce C. Baloy ’76 DDS and Herb Postle ’86 DDS are among several College of Dentistry alumni who have been fortunate enough to be able to combine their dental expertise with their love of sports to...Read more
Two new dental hygiene students are pursuing their own paths to a career in the dental field. Meet jessica and Veronica.Read more
The Human Microbiome Project has revealed much about normal bacteria in the mouth and other body sites. But how these bacteria are acquired and how long they stay around is less understood. Recent studies tracking bacteria in non-­oral body sites have demonstrated that strains of bacteria can persist in humans over long periods of time. Thus, it is likely that early exposures to bacteria may have important, long-­lasting implications for disease and health.Read more
There is an old joke in which a tourist asks a New Yorker how you get to Carnegie Hall. The answer? Practice, practice, practice. Although they have their sights set on a different career path than Carnegie Hall, the four College of Dentistry students we introduced in the inaugural issue of the...Read more
Above: Dental Students of Addis Ababa University In 2012, Patrick M. Lloyd, dean of the College of Dentistry, joined Ohio State’s global strategies team as well as deans and faculty from the university’s other health science colleges to travel to Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the University of...Read more