School of Dental Medicine



School provides free dental care for children at six NC locations in February

The ECU School of Dental Medicine provided free dental care for 207 children at six locations across the state during Children’s Oral Health Month in February as part of the American Dental Association Foundation’s annual Give Kids a Smile® initiative. In Greenville, 80 children and their families experienced an interactive health fair with emphasis on the whole child sponsored by

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Iquebal Hasan, BDS, presented “Oral & Systemic Connection – A Brief Overview” at Brody Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Iquebal Hasan, BDS, clinical assistant professor in the Department of General Dentistry, presented “Oral & Systemic Connection – A Brief Overview” at Grand Rounds for the ECU Brody School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine on February 21, 2019. Dr. Hasan spoke about some of the early signs of systemic diseases which can be seen in the mouth. He also

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Praise for a Legend: Dr. Royce Montgomery receives Living Legend Award from UNC School of Medicine

Dr. Royce Montgomery, visiting lecturer at the ECU School of Dental Medicine and anatomist extraordinaire, received a Living Legend Award from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine during the 38thAnnual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill February 8, 2019. The Zollicoffer Living Legend Award was established in 2012 by Dr. Michael Zollicoffer to recognize the

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Dr. Shannon Wallet

UNDERSTANDING DIABETES: School of Dental Medicine researcher receives grant to study diabetes

After 20 years in diabetes research, Dr. Shannon Wallet believes that the key to addressing Type 1 diabetes is to understand the immune system processes that lead to the disease. Wallet, an associate professor in foundational sciences at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, will continue unraveling these mysteries, with a recent $357,382 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Fourth-year student Bianca Adams is directing plans for the SNDA’s upcoming national conference.

Bianca Kristina Adams, a fourth-year student at the ECU School of Dental Medicine, will test her leadership skills in the next few months as vice president of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA). Adams is heading up plans for the organization’s annual conference in Washington, DC, in July 2019. The conference will draw approximately 350 students from dental schools across

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