College of Dentistry
July 2021

Dear Colleagues:

As I begin my last month serving as dean of the College of Dentistry, I want to start by thanking all of you who have been readers of First Thursday. We launched this e-newsletter 10 years ago to help keep our students, staff, faculty, and alumni connected to the college. It was intended to be a monthly snapshot of what was going on in Postle Hall.

Filled with news about what our college community is doing that makes us all proud, First Thursday reaches our readers everywhere. The last time I checked, we sent it out to 6,158 individual email addresses in every state throughout the U.S. and in countries all over the world. This is just one more example of our college’s broad impact.

I am especially grateful to those who have let us know that First Thursday is something they appreciate getting and find interesting. Whether it was an email, a note that came through the regular mail, a phone call, or something that was said during a brief conversation at a professional meeting, your kind and supportive words have meant so much.

This July 1st marks our 120th issue of First Thursday. Thanks to the support of so many, we haven’t missed a single month these past 10 years. How satisfying it has been to complete another issue every four weeks, knowing we had meaningful news to share with our readers -- and something that would keep them engaged with all that was going on in our college.

Please know that I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share the countless experiences I have had as dean. I have so enjoyed writing my column each month and telling you about what had inspired me, what I learned, and how proud I was of all the people and projects that are part of our college. These were memorable moments that I will always cherish, and I will continue to recall all that we have shared as I move into the next chapter of my career.

With gratitude,
Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS
Dean and Professor
Carroll Ann Trotman, BDS, MA, MS to Serve as Dean of Dentistry

Dr. Carroll Ann Trotman will serve as the next dean of the College of Dentistry. She joins Ohio State from Tufts University's School of Dental Medicine, where she is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Chair of the Department of Orthodontics. Following approval by the Board of Trustees, her five-year appointment will begin August 15, 2021.

Trotman will build on the achievements of the college’s current dean, Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS, who announced in November 2020 that he would step down after his term ends this August. Throughout his decade of leadership, the College of Dentistry has continued its ascension as one of the nation’s outstanding dental schools.

Commenting on her recent appointment, Dr. Trotman said, “It’s a great honor to serve as the next dean of the College of Dentistry. I look forward to working with Dean Lloyd and my other colleagues as I prepare to join Ohio State, and I am thrilled to be part of the president’s and provost’s bold vision for the college and The Ohio State University.” Read more.
Anjum Shah, BSDH, MS, EdD to Serve as Director of Dental Hygiene Graduate Program

On August 1, Dr. Anjum Shah will join the college as director of the Dental Hygiene Graduate Program. She recently completed a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree and a Post Master's Leadership in Higher Education Certificate from the University of South Florida, while also providing dental hygiene instruction as an adjunct faculty member at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida.
Her professional experience includes serving as an adjunct dental hygiene faculty member at St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park, Florida, and as an associate professor and chair of Dental Hygiene Program Admissions at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Shah received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) degree from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, after which she completed a Master of Science (MS) degree with a concentration in dental hygiene teaching at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

In her new position as director of the Dental Hygiene Graduate Program, she will manage the admissions process for graduate students; advocate for and propose programmatic enhancements; assume the position of chair of the Dental Hygiene Graduate Studies Committee; and serve as the official representative of the program.
James Moulton, BS, MS, Joins College as Web Communications Specialist

Mr. James Moulton joined the college’s Office of Marketing and Communications on May 10 as the web communications specialist. His education includes an associate’s degree in web development from Columbus State Community College, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Taylor University and a Master of Science degree in education from Ball State University. 
Prior to joining the college, Mr. Moulton served as a web developer for the Groundwork Group in Columbus. In that capacity, he managed and maintained multiple websites; provided quality assurance testing for mobile and hybrid web applications; and was responsible for project management and troubleshooting for web and application products. As a staff member in the college, he creates, designs, and maintains pages on the website and intranet, as well as implementing web page layouts, visual content, and graphic elements.
Dean Patrick Lloyd to be Honored at Columbus Dental Society Meeting: Friday, August 27

At the General Membership Meeting on Friday, August 27, the Columbus Dental Society's members and their guests will celebrate Dean Patrick Lloyd's decade of service as the College of Dentistry's senior leader.

The program will include a presentation by Mr. Harry Kamdar, the Executive Director of the Ohio State Dental Board, who will speak about questions that are most frequently posed to the board from dental professionals. Learn more and register online.

Self-Study Course: Opiate Prescribing and Perspectives on Pain Management ... and More!
This self-paced course discusses the history of opioid use in medicine and the State of Ohio's guidelines for prescribing opioids. The presentation also reviews the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS); non-pharmacologic and non-opioid pain treatment options; addiction and substance use disorders; and related information for health care providers.

Learning objectives include understanding the calculation of MEDs; reviewing Ohio's guidelines for opiate prescribing as given by the Governor's Opiate Action Team; and learning the physiology of opiates and NSAIDs.

Completion of this course satisfies the two-hour Ohio State Dental Board biennial CE requirement for mandatory opioid prescribing education,

CE credits: 2
Course fee: $49
Presenter: Mark Wenzel, DDS; Director, General Practice Residency; Assistant Professor - Clinical, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists: Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29
The Office of Continuing Dental Education presents the following in-person course for dental hygienists.

Completion of this course prepares participants to take the CDCA/NERB examination required for dental hygiene local anesthesia credentialing in Ohio. (The CDCA/NERB examination must be scheduled separately.)

Dates: Saturday, August 28, 2021 and Sunday, August 29, 2021
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Presenters: Hany Emam, BDS, MS - Associate Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology; and Rebecca Henderson, BSDH, MS - Assistant Professor-Clinical, Division of Dental Hygiene