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Honorary Alumnus Mikell Welcomes Class of 2021

Nancy G. Mikell, R.Ph. was recognized with the MUSC Honorary Alumnus Award at the 2017 White Coat Ceremony, held August 17 at Baruch Auditorium on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The ceremony, which welcomed the MUSC College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 and commemorated the start of their pharmacy education, featured Mikell as keynote speaker....Read more...

A Message from the Interim Dean
Dr. Blanton
Patricia L. Blanton DDS, PhD

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” - Napoleon Hill 

It seems like only yesterday that we welcomed the incoming Class of 2017, and now they have graduated with all of the requisite pomp and circumstance. As many of you personally experienced, we enjoyed a most successful honors convocation made more special with the added experience of dental professional parents hooding their children....Click here to read more.

News and Announcements

Huja Announced as Next Dean

Sarandeep S. Huja, DDS, Ph.D, has been appointed as the next dean of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, pending Board of Trustees approval. Dr. Huja will assume his new role effective Oct. 1, and will have an academic appointment as professor in the College. The selection of Dr. Huja follows an extensive search which resulted in a highly competitive candidate pool...Click here to read more.

2017 Dental Alumni Association Awards Announced
Dental Alumni Assn. President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ‘98) presents the Alumni Award of Honor to Dr. Betsy K. Davis (Class of ‘87)
Dental Alumni Assn. President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ‘98) presents the Alumni Award of Honor to Dr. Betsy K. Davis (Class of ‘87)

The MUSC Alumni Association recognizes alumni and one friend of the College each year. Dental alumni, faculty and staff are invited to nominate a degree or residency alumnus of the College or other individual who has made significant contributions to the profession of dentistry, their community and/or the college for recognition through one of the association’s awards. Awards were presented by Dental Alumni Association President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ’99)...Click here to read more.

Seventh Annual Scholars Day Winners
Laurence Eggart and Mickey Brown
Laurence Eggart and Mickey Brown

Congratulations to the Winners of the College’s Seventh Annual Scholars Day on Feb. 23, 2017!...Click here to read more.

New Resource Helps Patients with Special Needs find Dental Care

The college is proud to announce a new web-based Special Needs Directory of Dentists for South Carolina at www.sandsc.org. The site is a product of Project SANDs (Special Adult Network of Dentists), a joint effort between the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and a grant from The Duke Endowment, with a goal to increase access to dental care for all patients with special needs in South Carolina....Click here to read more.

2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

W. Kim Richardson  | Owner/Pharmacist, The Pitt Street Pharmacy

W. Kim Richardson, owner and pharmacist of the historic Pitt Street Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant, S.C., graduated from Clemson University with a degree in pre-professional studies in 1975 and earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1978....Read more...

News You Can Use, Summer 2017

We just published our Summer edition of News You Can Use.

 

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Dr. “A” Retires After 34 Years at the College
Dr. Albenesius receives a retirement plaque from Dr. Bob Gellin.
Dr. Albenesius receives a retirement plaque from Dr. Bob Gellin.

On Feb. 28, Dr. Richard J. Albenesius ended a distinguished career in the service of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine that spanned some 34 years of tireless and dedicated employment. Following his graduation in 1983 from the MUSC College of Dental Medicine, Dr. “A” as he is affectionately called by students, faculty, and patients alike began his teaching career as a parttime instructor in the Division of Oral Medicine, Radiology and Emergency Service. In 1989, Dr. Albenesius sold his dental practice in order to continue working in the Division of Oral Medicine as a full-time faculty member...Click here to read more.