10 dental school updates in the last 30 days

From leadership appointments to new innovation centers, here are 10 essential updates for dental educators:

1. Athanasios Zavras, DDS, DMD, was named the Delta Dental of Massachusetts endowed chair for the department of public health and community service at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

2. The Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Dental Medicine appointed Patrick Lloyd, DDS, its dean.

3. Henry Schein donated $200,000 in healthcare products to the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn.

4. The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., opened a center to advance digital dentistry. 

5. Representatives from Neocis, a dental robotics company, gave students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis a demonstration of the Yomi dental implant robot.

6. Mahesh Dholariya, DDS, established the Georgetown Dental Assistant School at his practice, Westinghouse Dental, in Georgetown, Texas. The school was founded to help meet the high demand for dental assistants in the area by offering a local, more cost-effective option for students. 

7. New York City-based New York University College of Dentistry students became the first in the U.S. to perform a student-led, robot-assisted dental implant surgery.

8. New York University was named the best college in the U.S. for dental hygienist degrees by universities.com.

9. Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics is joining the Center for Integrated Material Science and Engineering for Pharmaceutical Products to develop innovative pharmaceutical drugs.

10. The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco opened an innovation center aimed at forging clinical research partnerships and improving oral health.

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