School of Dental Medicine

Pitt Names New Dean of Dental Medicine

Bernard J. Costello, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, effective April 1. Costello has been serving as interim dean since February 2018.
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School of Dental Medicine Celebrates Former Dean’s 50-year Legacy at Pitt

After 18 years as dean of the School of Dental Medicine and many more years at the University of Pittsburgh in various roles, Thomas W. Braun has retired. Braun spent his entire postsecondary education and career at Pitt.
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Researchers 'Speed Date' in Search of Expert Help to Take Ideas From Concept to Market

Starting a conversation on a blind date can be intimidating, and the same might be said for researchers looking for just the right expert to help them take their ideas from concept to reality.

Large Pitt-led Study Uncovers Complex Genetics Behind Earlobe Attachment

Through a partnership with genetics company 23andMe, Pitt public health and dental medicine researchers studied nearly 65,000 people to discover at least 49 genes underlying earlobe attachment.
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Research Suggests Genetic Links Between Disease Risks and Dental Formations

Abnormalities in dental development could indicate risk for ailments such as kidney disease, asthma and cancer, among others.
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Wrestling Dental Student Visits ‘Parts Unknown’

Britt Baker has won several wrestling championships. But this spring, she expects to claim an even bigger title: doctor of dental medicine. See her interview on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" as the show explores eclectic corners of Pittsburgh, airing Oct. 22.

Colombia Visit Renews Ties, Grows Partnerships Between Universities

Exploring 21st-century global partnership opportunities while renewing bonds that date to 1948, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC traveled to Colombia in May for a weeklong visit.