Ohio State Dental Journal

Winter 2019

OSU College of Dentistry Dental Journal Winter 2019

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.

Read the Winter 2019 issue of the Dental Journal on Issuu.



James and Bette Zaletel
Dr. James (“Jim”) Zaletel, also known by his patients as “Dr. Z,” is more than a decade into retirement from the northern Virginia dental practice he sold 12 years ago. He and Bette—his wife of 43 years, who retired from her own career as a pediatric nurse practitioner—spend some of their quality...Read more
Kevin Levings
A College of Dentistry employee for 16 years, Kevin Levings is an expert when it comes to creating schedules for third-year (D3) students entering clinic as well as fourth-year (D4) students completing their OHIO Project hours.Read more
Melissa Landsman, 21 (DDS); Rina Rashid '21 (DHY) and Andrea Tsatalis ' 20 (DDS)
College of Dentistry students Melissa Landsman ’21 (DDS); Rina Rashid ’21 (DHY), and Andrea Tsatalis ’20 (DDS) were among 150 students at Ohio State to each be awarded $2,500 scholarships in honor of the university’s 150th anniversary.Read more
Give Kids A Smile Day
It was a particularly beautiful day on September 14 when students, residents, faculty, and staff volunteered their morning hours to provide free dental exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, and crowns to 96 children during the College of Dentistry’s semi-annual Give Kids A Smile day. The...Read more
College of Dentistry Strategic Plan Goals
Enhancing the college’s ethics and professionalism was chosen as the launching initiative as it impacts all college operations and constituent groups, and it should be foundational to all the other strategic initiatives.Read more
It has been a number of years since College of Dentistry alumnus Richard Nagy, ’86 DDS, made his way from the Buckeye State to the Golden State; but he still thinks fondly of the friendly people, midwestern values, and beautiful fall weather he experienced growing up in Cleveland, Ohio.Read more