School of Dental Medicine

 SoDM Graduation

Graduation for the School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2017 is rapidly approaching. Graduates will participate in ECU’s Commencement on Friday, May 5 and in the School of Dental Medicine Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, May 6. To learn more about these events, continue reading.



‘NO FENCE’ Dental faculty teach nutrition students, interns to read oral signs of malnutrition

As the gateway to the body’s internal organs, the mouth introduces the foods that keep us nourished and well. The mouth can also reveal signs of nutrition disorders to health professionals who know what to look for. That was the focus of an April 7 workshop hosted by East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine faculty members for dietetic interns


SMILE STARTERS: ECU dental students and residents launch families toward improved oral health

When 8-year-old Lillington resident Leiah Patrick took home a flier from school inviting her to a children’s dental care event at the local ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center, her mother Brenda jumped at the chance to have her daughter screened for oral health problems. During the Feb. 4 Give Kids a Smile event, Leiah and 50


A student’s journey to the U.S.

Julio Morales escaped from Cuba to Florida on a raft that was built in his grandmother’s bedroom. Despite five days on a dangerous sea, Julio and his father made it to safety. Julio is now in his third year of dental school at ECU. Learn about Julio’s life journey in this WTVI PBS Charlotte documentary, which aired January 17, 2017.


ECU Pirate Profiles features second year student Jessica Shamberger

As a second-year dental student at East Carolina University, Jessica Shamberger is combining her love of public health with her desire to help underprivileged areas. Read more..


Study on emergency dental care provides insight and opportunities for Jessica Shamberger

Second year dental student Jessica Shamberger recently presented a research poster titled “Experience with Dental Emergency Department Visits” at the 57th Annual American Dental Association and DENTSPLY International Student Clinician Research Program in Denver, Colorado. The research project allowed Jessica to begin exploring a topic that has captured her interest for a few years. After graduating from college, she worked


Dental medicine authors are among Laupus Library celebrants

Faculty and staff from across East Carolina University’s Division of Health Sciences recently gathered for an annual celebration of research and scholarship. The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library held its 11th Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards at the Hilton Greenville on Nov. 15, sponsored by the Friends of Laupus Library. Laupus is “proud to be a partner in the


PIPELINES BRING PROGRESS: University strives to provide opportunities for all students

East Carolina University has a lot to be proud of in terms of the opportunities it provides for students from all backgrounds, but administrators say there is still work to be done. Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, visited ECU on Nov. 7 to tour the campus, meet with administrators and give a presentation on Advancing Diverse Pipelines in

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