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UNC DentistrE News

March 11, 2014

Dear Friend of the UNC School of Dentistry:

It’s a busy time here in the Office of Advancement! As with every spring, our office is busy planning events while the students are busy working towards spring break and, before too long, the end of the semester.

Since we’re talking about events, let’s make sure that you’ve got our upcoming events on your calendar!

In preparation for all these fun events - and all the pictures sure to be taken - we encourage you to like our Facebook pages for the UNCDAA, the School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association. Once you do that, you can tag yourself in our photo albums and share pictures from the events with your friends and family.

We have a couple exciting pieces of news to share. First, we’re thrilled to announce that the UNC Malawi Dental Project won the 2013 Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) recently. The project was selected for providing services to underserved populations outside of the U.S. As the winning outreach project, the Malawi Dental Project will receive $5,000 from the ADAF in support of their efforts.

This year, we also brought Give Kids a Smile Day into the school. Planned and managed by three dental students, more than 200 volunteers came together on our Give Kids a Smile Day to provide more than $16,000 of free dental care to nearly 100 Durham Head Start children ages 3-5. The day included dental care as well as a health fair, where representatives from the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and members of the UNC volleyball and football teams participated to teach the kids about their overall health. Don’t miss the photo album that we put on Facebook recapping that day!

Our office always looks forward to the spring, in large part because it brings many of you “home” to Chapel Hill. We hope to see each of you soon and, as always, we thank you for your continued support and your interest in the UNC School of Dentistry.

Best regards,

Tiffany N. Brannan
Director of Communications, UNC School of Dentistry

P.S.: Don't forget - if you'd like to give to the Dental Foundation of North Carolina to support the School of Dentistry, that's easy to do! Just click here to give online or contact our office (919.537.3257 or to discuss your giving options.