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TODAY news for Thursday, November 26, 2007

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Pediatric dentistry faculty achieve board certification

Four full-time faculty members in the School of Dentistry have recently completed certification examinations and are now diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Congratulations to department chair Bonnie Nelson, DDS, and faculty members Joseph Curtin, DDS; Todd Milledge, DDS; and Wesley Okumura, DDS, on this achievement. Their department is the first in the School with all full-time faculty board certified (Richard Grabowsky, DDS, and Robert Traficante, DDS, were board certified when they joined the School of Dentistry faculty).

ABPD’s mission is to verify to the public and to the health professions that a pediatric dentist has  completed both an advanced education program accredited by the ADA and a voluntary examination process designed to validate the knowledge, application, and performance requisite to the delivery of proficient care in pediatric dentistry.

By Nancy Yuen
Full-time faculty from the department of pediatric dentistry are the first in the School of Dentistry to all earn board certification.
Full-time faculty from the department of pediatric dentistry are the first in the School of Dentistry to all earn board certification. Pictured from left (back): Richard Grabowsky, DDS; Bonnie Nelson, DDS; Wesley Okumura, DDS; and Todd Milledge, DDS. Front, from left: Robert Traficante, DDS; and Joseph Curtin, DDS.

TODAY news for Thursday, November 26, 2007