Fall 2020

Dr. Nadershahi in a maskProfiles in Courage

As I reflect on recent months of what the Dugoni School and our society have gone through—and all that is ahead of us—one of the values that comes to mind is courage.

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Dr. FaDr. Bernadette Alvear Fa | Coming Full Circle

It was while teaching part-time at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry that Fa realized teaching was the intersection of her passion for dentistry and her desire to help others.

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Dr. Ronald Borer | A Living Legend

Dr. Ron Borer, former associate dean for clinical services, has been an upbeat inspiration to Dugoni School of Dentistry students and alumni for decades.

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class of 1995 reunion groupPhilanthropy Corner

Class reunions are more than “a walk down memory lane” for alumni. The reunions also offer an opportunity to celebrate together, to make new memories and to connect more deeply with faculty who helped them grow personally and professionally.

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One way arrowOpportunity in Crisis

How could dentistry be taught effectively in the time of COVID-19? And how could the Dugoni School of Dentistry approach this crisis in alignment with its defining characteristic of humanism?

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in the clinicHitting a Major Milestone

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dental schools across America to reimagine many aspects of their programs, including clinical operations, infection control, educational technology—and one of the first major milestones for dentists: initial licensure exams.

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Eve CunyExpert on Staff

Eve Cuny calls her career in infection control a “happy accident,” but it’s one that has spanned 35 years at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry—positioning Cuny as a nationally renowned leader in the field with expertise that has guided the school’s pandemic response.

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Old School: When We Knew the Flu

On October 24, 1918, P&S dental and medical students, who had enlisted in the WWI Naval Reserve as hospital corpsman, were recruited to join in the fight against this “unseen enemy,”

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