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Press Release
June 1, 2010
Contact: John Nash
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Medical University of South Carolina honors dental alumnus, wife
New dental center named after Columbia dentist Harold Jablon and wife Irene

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 1, 2010) – The Medical University of South Carolina recently dedicated a new dental diagnostics center in honor of Columbia dentist Dr. Harold Jablon and his wife, Irene.

Jablon was a member of the Medical University’s first graduating class of dentists in 1971. In the years since then, he has served in a number of leadership roles at both the college and university levels, including two terms on the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation’s Board of Directors. He and his wife, Irene, also provided a philanthropic gift of $1 million to help build a new clinical education center for the newly renamed James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.

The Irene and Harold Jablon Center for Diagnostic Sciences is designed to enhance the convenience and effectiveness of the first step in the patient-care experience: diagnosis. Located on the first floor of the new dental building, the center brings together the departments of oral medicine and radiology, along with the treatment planning clinics and their patient waiting areas. Because it houses activities previously performed in different locations across campus, the center allows patients for the first time to be assessed, diagnosed and staged for treatment, all in one central location.

Dental Dean Jack Sanders described the Jablon Center as “an invaluable hub for the students’ clinical education experience and the backbone of their future knowledge.

“I am thrilled that through Harold’s and Irene’s contribution, our college will be able to provide state of the art diagnostic services and equipment for our patients,” said Sanders “Additionally, the Jablon Center for Diagnostic Sciences will be an invaluable resource for private dental practitioners statewide who cannot afford to house I-CAT equipment in their smaller practice settings. We will be happy to be a referral center for those practitioners to provide the latest in radiographic equipment for their patients.”