School of Dental Medicine



Dental Student Government officers assume their roles in 2017-2018

The ECU School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Student Government (DSG) officers have been selected for 2017-2018. The officers include Maria Isabel “Bel” Rego, president; Kiersten Bethea, vice president; Taylor Windley, secretary; Alexis Webb, treasurer; and Briana Hudson, community service chair. The DSG represents the dental student body and acts as a guide in all academic and social matters. The role

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Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS receives Straumann Scholarship for New Periodontists

Acela Martinez Luna, DMD, MS, clinical assistant professor of periodontology at the ECU School of Dental Medicine Department of Surgical Sciences, has been awarded a 2017 Straumann Scholarship for New Periodontists. Through the generous support of Straumann, the American Academy of Periodontology competitively awarded 17 scholarships to new U.S. and Canadian periodontists. Dr. Martinez Luna received the scholarship award at the

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Research event highlights pulpal regeneration and showcases student work

 Is it possible that root canals could soon become a thing of the past? It’s quite likely according to Kenneth Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Endodontics, UT Health, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hargreaves’ presentation “Regeneration Endodontics: From Stem Cells to Biologically Based Endodontic Procedures” resonated with faculty, residents, students, and staff attending the School of

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New Video Assists Patients

Need a dentist? This new Patient Welcome Video is a quick overview of the oral health services offered by our school in Greenville. Our eight Community Service Learning Centers across North Carolina also offer a full range of services. Learn more about our services by watching this video.

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Brianna Chavis-Locklear ’20 receives the Society of American Indian Dentists Proctor and Gamble Scholarship

Brianna Chavis-Locklear, a second-year student at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, has received a scholarship from the Society of American Indian Dentists sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. Ms. Chavis-Locklear, who is originally from Pembroke, N.C., is a student member of the Society of American Indian Dentists and a member of the Lumbee Tribe. She earned a bachelor of science

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