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School of Dentistry holds 19th Clinic With a Heart


Mervin Ellstrom, DDS, assistant professor (left), supervises while Andrey Ustinen�kov, a dental student, provides care in the Hutto-Patterson pediatric dental clinic.
Mervin Ellstrom, DDS, assistant professor (left), supervises while Andrey Ustinen­kov, a dental student, provides care in the Hutto-Patterson pediatric dental clinic.
Philip Boyne, DMD, emeritus professor, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, was one of 463 volunteers.
Philip Boyne, DMD, emeritus professor, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, was one of 463 volunteers.
As the sun�s first rays appear on Sunday, January 27, Clinic With a Heart, providing free dental care for the community, was in full swing.
As the sun’s first rays appear on Sunday, January 27, Clinic With a Heart, providing free dental care for the community, was in full swing. Patients began arriving at midnight, sheltered from the rain by tents provided by LLU. Nursing students took blood pressures as volunteers prepared charts and dental and dental hygiene students talked about oral health care to those waiting under the tents.
Drs. Noha Abdel-Salam (left) and Yamel Ramirez, students in the School of Dentistry�s international dentist program, pose with a young patient.
Drs. Noha Abdel-Salam (left) and Yamel Ramirez, students in the School of Dentistry’s international dentist program, pose with a young patient.
Stuart Segura, DDS, a resident in the School�s pediatric dentistry program, poses with a thankful patient.
Stuart Segura, DDS, a resident in the School’s pediatric dentistry program, poses with a thankful patient.
Gary F. Peterson, associate director, professional and scientific relations, Procter & Gamble (Crest), observes care in the Hutto-Patterson pediatric dental clinic. Each year Crest provides toothbrushes and toothpaste, and funding for T-shirts for Clinic.
Gary F. Peterson, associate director, professional and scientific relations, Procter & Gamble (Crest), observes care in the Hutto-Patterson pediatric dental clinic. Each year Crest provides toothbrushes and toothpaste, and funding for T-shirts for Clinic With a Heart volunteers.
Fourth-year dental students (from left) Shayna Sanchez, Christina Chung, Lora Ota, and Helen Song were among the 211 dental students who volunteered for the 2008 Clinic With a Heart.
Fourth-year dental students (from left) Shayna Sanchez, Christina Chung, Lora Ota, and Helen Song were among the 211 dental students who volunteered for the 2008 Clinic With a Heart.
All smiles�Bonnie Nelson, DDS, chair, department of pediatric dentistry, and Bryan Fletcher (class of 2008), with a happy patient.
All smiles—Bonnie Nelson, DDS, chair, department of pediatric dentistry, and Bryan Fletcher (class of 2008), with a happy patient.
Pictured, from left: Neal Edwards, DDS (dental class of 2007) and dental students Justin Waver and Justin Schimdt volunteer on the School�s main clinic.
Pictured, from left: Neal Edwards, DDS (dental class of 2007) and dental students Justin Waver and Justin Schimdt volunteer on the School’s main clinic.
A patient thanks doctors who are students in the international dentist program (from left): Drs. Viviana Avila-Gnau, Madhuri Takale, and Rami Jekki.
A patient thanks doctors who are students in the international dentist program (from left): Drs. Viviana Avila-Gnau, Madhuri Takale, and Rami Jekki.
Charles Lee, DDS, assistant professor, examines a patient�s teeth.
Charles Lee, DDS, assistant professor, examines a patient’s teeth.
Kris Wilkins, MA, associate professor, dental hygiene (left), examines a patient�s teeth while Kari McCloskey, a dental student, looks on.
Kris Wilkins, MA, associate professor, dental hygiene (left), examines a patient’s teeth while Kari McCloskey, a dental student, looks on.
Volunteers from dental maintentance include (from left) Charles Dugaduga, Brent Walker, Mark Mattheson, Chuck Yetter, Stan Lillard, and Bernard Hutubessy.
Volunteers from dental maintentance include (from left) Charles Dugaduga, Brent Walker, Mark Mattheson, Chuck Yetter, Stan Lillard, and Bernard Hutubessy.
Forty-seven faculty members volunteered for Clinic With a Heart. More than $38,000 in care was provided at no cost to members of the community. This year marks the 19th time the event has been held.
Forty-seven faculty members volunteered for Clinic With a Heart. They included (from left):  Nikola Angelov, DDS, PhD, MS, associate professor; Robert Handy­sides, DDS, assistant professor; Gary Golden, DDS, assistant professor;  Daniel Tan, DDS, professor; Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MSc, professor; and Douglass Roberts, DDS, MS, professor. More than $38,000 in care was provided at no cost to members of the community. This year marks the 19th time the event has been held.

TODAY news for Thursday, February 11, 2008