Ohio State Dental Journal

Autumn 2015


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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While most people hope for a thriving career in one field, Jim Murrin ’77 DDS, ’82 MS has found success in two: as an endodontist and as a painter. In November, the Ohio State Faculty Club will feature a solo exhibit of his works, entitled Sea and Ski & Road in Between. Inspired by...Read more
Two second-year Dental Hygiene students—Jessica Carder, a small-town girl who balances her schoolwork with cheering for the Buckeyes, and Veronica Harris, who traveled 3,000 miles from California to pursue a second career after she was laid off as a juvenile counselor—continue their journey toward...Read more
With another year under their belts, the four students we have been following since their first year in dental school in 2013—Nicole Goettemoeller, who hails from a rural dairy farm and won the prestigious Veler Scholarship during her first year; Hamza Dodo, the Cleveland Heights (by way of Nigeria...Read more
Having demonstrated exceptional distinction in their careers, College of Dentistry alumni Lawrence F. Andrews ’54 DDS and Susan Mallery ’78 MS, ’81 DDS, ’90 PhD were among 11 Ohio State alumni recognized at The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s (OSUAA) annual awards ceremony on September...Read more
Al Reader ’71 DDS, ’77 MS recalls the first time he heard of a link between dentists and pain: His father had met a dentist at the neighborhood pub who said he had just quit the profession because he didn’t want to hurt people anymore. That was a long time ago—before Dr. Reader, now emeritus...Read more
(From left) Deborah Lyle, MS, Chair of the ADHA Council on Research; Amy Molnar ’15 MS; Gail Malone, BS, Senior Manager of Clinical Education for DENTSPLY Professional; and Greg Sheehan, VP of DENTSPLY’s Global Preventive SBU. Photo courtesy of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Already a...Read more
“If you build it they will come” can be said both about the baseball diamond in Field of Dreams and the KidSMILES dental clinic in Columbus, Ohio. The non-profit clinic that began in 2008 as an idea hashed out around a kitchen table today has more than 500 volunteers. Located just off State Route...Read more
Amidst the College of Dentistry’s research in such areas as immunology, oral cancer, wound healing, and dental materials, a research topic that is equally far reaching, but rather unique to dentistry, has been taking place. Rachel Kearney '07 MS, assistant professor in the Division of Dental...Read more
As the largest provider of oral health services in Franklin County for adults with developmental disabilities, it is critical for the dental clinic at Ohio State’s Nisonger Center to have the most up-to-date technology. Nevertheless, the center’s technology was not current generation—until now...Read more