Dentistry

Dentist, surgeon begins new era in treating head and neck cancers

Dr. David Kang, assistant professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery, joined Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry as its first head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgeon.

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Dr. Given Kachepa

From dark past to bright future

Recent Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry graduate, Given Kachepa, was brought to the U.S. by traffickers under the rouse of earning money for his family by performing in a boys' choir. After facing years of adversity, Kachepa is now realizing his dream of becoming a dentist, with plans to one day return to his home in Zambia and open his town's first dental clinic.

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Sports drinks: Read before you swig

It can be tempting to turn to sports drinks. After all, many on store shelves today are sugar free and loaded with electrolytes, vitamins and protein, which makes them good for quenching thirst and — for those endurance athletes out there — adding that coveted energy boost. Unfortunately, they also have an ingredient that isn’t so readily marketed.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center celebrates largest graduating class in history

Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 639 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M’s commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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Saving cracked teeth begins with early diagnosis

There's a fine line between a treatable and non-treatable cracked tooth. Good news is, patients can take the offensive against this oral health concern and avert the consequences with early diagnosis and preventative care.

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Adolescents most at risk with e-cigarettes, yet teen usage soars

Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S. They may also be the most vulnerable to the devices’ physical and psychological side effects, according to experts from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Tobacco Treatment Services.

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Health Science Center announces 2015 Commencement ceremonies, speakers

State and national healthcare leaders will address students graduating in medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dentistry.

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Symposium gives more than 60 dental students an opportunity to present their research

More than 60 students from the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry will present research at the school's 42nd Annual Research Scholars Day in April.

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Pearly whites: Is there such a thing as too much bleaching?

Many of us strive for the perfect, bright white smile that lights up a room. For some, people, this means bleaching, bleaching and more bleaching; but is it possible to over bleach? Are there any unintended consequences on our pursuit toward the perfect smile? While there aren’t any major health effects to bleaching on a regular basis, there are some important concepts to keep in mind when deciding how often to bleach.

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