Dear Colleague:
Things are ramping up as we get ready for a public celebration of our plans for a new facility! On the evening of September 8th, we are hosting a grand event to unveil the designs that our architects, engineers, project managers, construction contractors, and landscape specialists have planned as the new "home" for our College of Dentistry. I have been closely involved in this project, attending as many as ten meetings a week, and although I have seen each piece as it has been presented, I can hardly wait to see it all at once. The new Postle Hall will be a truly special place!
With the help of high-tech graphic designers and animators, our communications staff members are creating an audiovisual production for the event that will showcase the work of dozens of students, staff, and faculty members who have been involved in the years of planning for this facility. The video will be a marvel as it provides a virtual tour of the new facility that is the culmination of all we have imagined.
Our celebration will take place from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., and it will coincide with another high profile event on campus -- the Ohio State vs. Oklahoma football game. On the eve of the big game, we will gather for this premiere that includes a walkthrough of Postle Hall, and the presentation of newly created images and the video that show what our new student lounge, pre-clinic labs, student clinics, radiology suite, and classrooms will look like. It will be an evening to remember!
I invite you to be part of this historic moment. It's been more than 45 years since we've made such an investment in our college, and I hope you can attend this special event. I know you will feel a great sense of pride as you hear about the exciting future that lies ahead for us. The gathering will include food, refreshments, and a memento that you can cherish for years to come. Please take a moment to visit our event web page for more details and ways to register. To all of you who are able to join us for this celebration, I will look forward to seeing you there!
Go Bucks!

August 2017 Edition
Homecoming Weekend and Post College Assembly: October 6-8

The College of Dentistry's Homecoming Weekend and Post College Assembly (PCA) events will take place October 6-8. Please join us for this scarlet-and-gray-packed weekend that offers CE presentations and alumni celebrations! 

Friday, October 6 -  PCA:  This year's continuing education event features expert speakers who will present information about opioid use in Ohio as it relates to dental practices and prescription drug abuse. 

Class Reunions: Join us for alumni reunion events for the Classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Find out more from your class chair.

Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion Luncheon: 
Members of the Class of 1967 are invited to a reunion luncheon at the Ohio Union from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us for this event that will reconnect you with friends and former classmates! 

Saturday, October 7 - Buckeye Tailgate; Our  family-friendly Buckeye Tailgate will be held in the Postle Hall courtyard  from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Let's root for the home team as Ohio State's Buckeyes take on the Maryland Terrapins! 

Sunday, October 8 - Ohio State's Classes of 1967 Luncheon; The university's Alumni Association will host its annual 50-Year Class Celebration. (Event is by invitation only.) To find out more, please visit Ohio State's Alumni Association  website. 

Questions? Get details at our College of Dentistry  Homecoming Weekend  web page!
Dr. Erin Gross is the College's Director of Pediatric Dentistry 

On August 1, Erin Gross, DDS, PhD, MS, an Assistant Professor-Clinical in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, assumed a new role as the College of Dentistry's Director of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Gross graduated from Ohio State's combined DDS-PhD degree program in 2009, after which she earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree and a pediatric dentistry certificate. Following graduation, she served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at New York University. She returned to Ohio and joined the college faculty in 2013.

Throughout the past four years, Dr. Gross has contributed to the college's education and service missions as a clinician who provides care for pediatric patients; as an advisor for pediatric dentistry residents; and as the faculty leader for the college's bi-annual Give Kids a Smile events. A board certified pediatric dentist, she is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

As the college's Director of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Gross's duties include managing the pre-doctoral didactic and clinical curricula; creating a patient recruitment plan that enhances students' clinical experiences; and preparing materials for the college's 2020 accreditation site visit.
Alumni and Friends Reception at AAP, September 11

We invite you to join Dean Patrick Lloyd and division faculty for our alumni and friends' reception on September 11 in Boston, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology. 

Meet and mingle with colleagues and former classmates at this Buckeye gathering. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Date: Monday, September 11
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Westin Boston Waterfront; Douglass Room, Mezzanine 
Get more details! Please call 614-292-1891 or email
Alumni and Friends Reception at ODA, September 15

We invite you to join Dean Patrick Lloyd, college faculty, and the Dental Alumni Society Board of Governors for our annual alumni and friends' reception held September 15 in conjunction with the 2017 Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Annual Session at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Reconnect with former classmates and fellow Buckeyes at this event that will include the most recent news about Phase I of the plans for a partial replacement of Postle Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel; Franklin CD Room

Questions? For more information or to RSVP, please call 614-292-1891 or send an email to:
Post College Assembly: CE Presentations on Opioids, Addiction, and Pain Management: October 6

Topics include screening techniques, the pharmacology of pain medications, pain management, common street drugs, and the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). A complimentary luncheon includes the Dental Alumni Society business meeting and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Date: Friday, October 6
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ohio Union; Columbus, OH
CE Credits: 6
Presenters: Hannah Hays, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Erin McKnight, MD, MPH, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Kumar Subramaniam, DDS, MSD, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Anthony Young, PhD, OSU College of Pharmacy;
Course summary and registration: Click here.
Pelotonia, August 4-6: Support Dentistry's Team!

The one goal of Pelotonia is to end cancer. To achieve that goal, the event unites thousands of cyclists and their supporters each year for a ride through Ohio that raises funds for cancer research at Ohio State's James Cancer Center.
Join this worthwhile effort by supporting Pelotonia and its Dentistry Team!

Brutus D.D.S. 
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