Surgical Specs News 2012
The Newsletter For Alumni and Friends of the UNMC College of Dentistry’s Department of Surgical Specialties From the department chair Surgical Specialties Celebration: Resident/Alumni Day Friday, June 22, 2012 Continuing Education, Golf & Dinner Reserve your spot by May 15. For registration and information, contact Ms. Deb Dalton at (402) 472-6205 or [email protected] This year’s newsletter focuses on transitions, some happy, some less so. As Drs. Tussing and Byarlay both expand upon, we lost truly one of the greats in Nebraska dentistry, Dr. Dick Bradley. He was certainly one of the kindest, most positive men ever. He was a mentor and role model to most of the faculty here in the department, and he will be deeply missed. We feel it fitting to name our annual departmental golf outing the Bradley Memorial Tournament; Dick was passionate about this sport. As illustrated in the picture below, we are also saying goodbye in a happier way to Dr. Max Martin, who has been a part-time faculty member in oral surgery for 42 years. Max is also a super star in Nebraska dentistry, having been past president of the Nebraska Dental Association as well as president of the American College of Dentists. Max is also one of the few people I know who somehow managed to get good by playing a lot of golf, Dr. Richard (Dick) Bradley, and is still the man to have on your team in any type of founder of the periodontal program scramble play. It seems like there have been a lot of babies born to current and past residents. The details of this can be seen in the notes and milestones portion of the newsletter (page 2). We have had another solid year in our clinical and academic pursuits and I proudly call your attention to our presentations and publications page in this newsletter (page 3). I had the opportunity to travel to China in May of last year to lay the groundwork for an implant course where we would teach some of the didactics “there” and have some of L to R: Deb Dalton, Dr. Bavitz, Dr. Ebke, Susan McCoy, Seated: Dr. Max Martin their dentists come “here” to observe how we do this at Nebraska. It was certainly an impressive eye-opening experience. I felt that their dental care realistically was on par with ours, at least in the urban, industrialized areas. Their health care system is a little different than Bavitz: Continued on page 6 Issue No. 6 | Spring 2012 News of the alumni The Newsletter Spring 2012 | Issue No. 7 This newsletter is produced by the Department of Surgical Specialties of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Department Chair: Dr. J. Bruce Bavitz Editorial Assistant: Ms. Deborah Dalton Primary Photographer: Ms. Peggy Cain Design, Layout & Editing: Mr. Kim R. Theesen For additional printed copies, submissions, and ideas, contact: Deb Dalton [email protected] (402) 472-6205 UNMC College of Dentistry 2170 COD (0757) Lincoln NE 68583-0757 www.unmc.edu/dentistry Lou Klemme ('72) kept his promise and came back to Nebraska, perhaps for the first time since graduating way back when. At any rate, he was amazed at the changes in the physical plant from the Surgical Specialties Department to the intramural practice faculty. He is threatening to return this fall for a football game. Hope that he chooses the Idaho State weekend where there should be a plentiful supply of tickets. Craig Hovick ('87) has a daughter that is now a periodontist. She did her DDS training at the University of Iowa and her periodontal training at North Carolina. Guess she didn't want to “one up” her dad by coming to Nebraska. Having completed her training, she is now on the faculty of the University of Texas, Houston. We'll have to get her in touch with Lewis Cummings ('03) who is practicing in Houston. Art Harris ('83) continues to stay in touch with his alma mater. In the early years he shared with us his professional activities primarily. Nowadays, it is more about the kids and the grandkids. Daughter Holly provided Art and Barb with a second grandson. Santa is back in the Christmas spirit in the Harris household. Amy Killeen ('10) and her husband, Marty, welcomed their third son on March 23, 2012. Liam Samuel weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Congratulations Amy and Marty! Jennifer D'Costa ('05) and her husband, Johann, welcomed their second son, Evan on January 16, 2012. Older brother, Zach just turned 4 in December. Congratulations Jen and Johann! John Rutledge ('09) and his wife, Jillian, welcomed their sixth child on April 3, 2012. Camilla Clare was born at 11:43 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and is 20 and one-half inches long. Congratulations John and Jillian! Laura Harris-Vieyra ('08) and her husband Stephen are expecting a baby girl July 10, 2012. Their oldest son Matthew is three years old now and sister Elizabeth is 21 months old. David Stein ('04) sent a great Christmas letter. The most important news is that wife, Yelena, gave birth to their second child, a son, Zachary Adam. Zachary is off to a great start at nine pounds at birth. It is hard to believe that their first son, Brian, is three years old and going to preschool. With the addition of the family comes the obligatory addition to the house and that's keeping everyone busy. Dave is planning a trip to Lincoln and will share some of his practical experience with the residents. Steve Schrad ('83) hasn't been in the college for five or six years even though he lives right here in Lincoln. The chief gave him a grand tour and the changes were impressive. So many significant changes, in fact, that he actually got turned around and wasn't sure where to proceed. He claims if you haven't been back to Lincoln, make a point to do so. The college physical plant is really impressive. Dave Hoffman (Honorary) We close the alumni report with still more sad news to share with the alumni. Dave passed away rather suddenly on October 20, 2011. Dave drove race cars with the chief over the last 10 years. Last year he wasn't cleared for driving due to an enlarged spleen. He was diagnosed with mylofibrosis which is new to us. Platelets dropped dramatically and an immature blood picture appeared. He was excited about a new drug which had just been recently released that became available for him and he was getting excited about the possibility of returning to racing. Then, suddenly, he had an acute medical issue and was gone in three days. Dave gave to this program as though it was his own alma mater, both with his time and his resources. Future residents will never know what they have missed by not being able to spend time in Dave's office or in his home and his generous hospitality extended to them. Dave will be missed by all of us. The Newsletter | 2 Faculty and resident publications/abstracts Professionals Day 2012, Student Scientific Program 1st place: Dr. Hoang-Oanh Le, “The Biochemical Effects of SimvastatinAlendronate Combination on LPSinduced Inflammation.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Reinhardt. 2nd place: Dr. Shaun Whitney, “NonSurgical Root Canal Therapy Followed by Crown Amputation of NonRestorable Teeth in Medically Compromised Patients: A Report of Three Cases.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hoang-Oanh Le Tom Gound. Publications Moore TC, Al-Salleeh FM, Brown DM, Petro TM. IRF3 polymorphisms induce different innate anti-Theiler’s virus immune responses in RAW264.7 macrophages. Virology 418(1):40-8, Sep 15, 2011. Rutledge J, Schieber MD, Chamberlain JM, Byarlay M, Killeen AC, Giannini PJ, Marx DB, Reinhardt RA. Simvastatin application to augment facial jaw bone in a dog model: pilot study. J Periodontol 82(4):597-605, 2011. Payne JB, Golub LM, Stoner JA, Lee HM, Reinhardt RA, Sorsa T, Slepian MJ. The effect of subantimicrobial-dosedoxycycline treatment of periodontitis on serum biomarkers of systemic inflammation: A randomized, double-masked placebo-controlled clinical trial. JADA (cover story) 142:262-273, 2011. Payne JB, Stoner JA, Lee HM, Nummikoski PV, Reinhardt RA, Golub LM. Serum bone biomarkers and oral/systemic bone loss in humans. J Dent Res 90:747-751, 2011. Gonzalez SM, Spalding PM, Payne JB, Giannini, PJ. A dentigerous cyst associated with bilaterally-impacted mandibular canines: A case report. J Med Case Reports 5:230, 2011. Lee Y, Liu X, Nawshad A, Marx DB, Wang D, Reinhardt RA. Role of prostaglandin pathway and alendronate-based carriers to enhance statin-induced bone. Mol Pharm 8:1035-1042, 2011. Kador P, O’Meara JD, Blessing K, Marx DB, Reinhardt RA. Efficacy of structurally-diverse aldose reductase inhibitors on experimental periodontitis in rats. J Periodontol 82:926933, 2011. Publication Submitted Killeen AC, Rakes PA, Schmid M, Zhang Y, Narayana N, Marx DB, Payne JB, Wang D, Reinhardt RA. Impact of local systemic alendronate on simvastatin-induced new bone around periodontal defects. J Periodontal (In Press) Submitted 2011. Accepted 1/26/2012. Abstracts Mikuls TR, Deane KD, Payne JB, Thiele GM, O’Dell JR, Derber LA, Robinson WH, Holers VM, Norris JM. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) is associated with the presence of disease-specific autoantibodies in individuals at increased risk for the future development of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 63 Suppl 10:766, 2011. Stoner JA, Nummikoski P, Golub L, Thompson DM, Payne JB. Association between longitudinal changes in alveolar bone height and density. J Dent Res 90 (Spec. Is.):Abstract 3092, 2011. Reinhardt RA. Histologic effects of simvastatin injections in rat experimental periodontitis. American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL. Presentations Alsalleeh, Fahd. February 17, 2012: “Clinical Applications of Endodontic Regeneration” (1.5 CE). What’s New in Dentistry 2012, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, Nebraska. Bavitz, J. Bruce May 2011: “Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry” Beijing and Shanghai, China. October 2011: “Oral Surgical Reconstruction---Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting and Recontouring Procedures” Siouxland Dental and Implant Club, Sioux Falls, SD. December 2011: “Dental Ethics” American Student Dental Association, Lincoln, NE. December 2011: “Preserving and Reconstructing Bone Following Extractions” Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Byarlay, Matthew R. September 2011: “Implant and Connective Tissue Graft Techniques” Fremont Study Club, Fremont, NE. February 17, 2012: “Guided Bone Regeneration” (1.5 CE), What’s New in Dentistry 2012, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, NE. Payne, Jeffrey B. October 21, 2011: “Treatment of Periodontitis in Postmenopausal Osteopenic Women with Subantimicrobial Dose Doxycycline” Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. October 22, 2011: “Exploring the Relationship Between Osteoporosis and Periodontitis” Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY. Reinhardt, Richard A. November 13, 2011: “Histologic Effects of Simvastatin Injections in Rat Experimental Periodontitis” American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL. 3 | Spring 2012 Straight from the chief Remembering Dick Bradley It is with profound regret that we begin this newsletter with the sad news of the passing of our founder, mentor and colleague, Dr. Richard Bradley. He passed on Sunday, March 11, 2012, while hospitalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The end came just two days after his 86th birthday and just two Gerry Tussing hours before what would have been the birthday of his beloved wife Doris. They had been married nearly 65 years before her death last spring. It is comforting to know they are now reunited in God's loving care. Dick started the Nebraska graduate periodontology program in 1959 after completing his graduate training at the University of Iowa in 1958. It was there that the chief, as an undergraduate dental student, had his first contact with Dr. Bradley. That ultimately led to the chief applying to the Nebraska graduate program and the rest is history. After only eight years as chair of periodontics, he was selected as dean of the College of Dentistry at Nebraska. He served 12 years as dean before being successfully recruited as dean and president of the Baylor College of Dentistry. There, he served 10 years then Drs. Bavitz and Bradley returned to his roots in Nebraska where he was a continuous part-time faculty member until his death. During the last months of his life, Dick had multiple health issues, most notably a blood dyscrasia that severely reduced his platelets and ultimately elevated his white cell count. He had been in chemotherapy for over a year. These treatments sapped an enormous amount of his energy. The combination of fatigue and the depression he experienced with the death of Doris made his final days a real test of his strength of character. Even with these health issues, his untimely passing was unexpected. The legacy he has left all of us is profound. He is unquestionably the most distinguished dentist Nebraska has ever produced. He was a giant on the national and international dental scene. A consummate educator and administrator, he made difficult decisions with élan. Never did anyone ever hear a disparaging word about another from Dick. He provided a professional foundation for all of us fortunate enough to be associated with him. He brought a sense of our identity, of who begat us. He will be missed but his legacy is so profound that his impact on our program will be everlasting. One bright note is that before Dick died, he knew that his grandson, Aaron, had successfully passed the Central Regional Dental Boards AND that Aaron would begin his graduate studies in periodontics at Nebraska. His legacy lives on! Husker News Dr. Tom Osborne was always thought to be too nice to fire anyone. In his 20 years as head coach, he never fired a single individual. Everyone was concerned that when Tom, as Nebraska’s athletic director, would not be able to do the “deed,” even when necessary. Wrong! First he fired Coach Callahan and hired Bo Pelini. No question – that was a good thing. Then last summer he fired Coach Anderson, the baseball coach, and hired former Husker and major leaguer Darin Erstad. Now he has canned Doc Sadler, basketball coach, after six very unproductive years, and hired Tim Miles. WHO?? He coached the Colorado State basketball program for the last five years and took them to the NCAA tournament this year. Can he make a change in the Nebraska basketball culture? One thing is certain, the Big 10 is tough with six teams in the Big Show this year. Dr. Tom has loosened the purse strings and infused more money into the program, a new practice facility that is fantastic, and the new downtown Pinnacle Bank Arena which will be ready in 2014. All the pieces appear to be in place. Now all we need is players that can compete in the Big 10. Recruiting will be the first evidence of whether coach Miles can do it or not. We’re all watching! The Nebraska women’s teams are again the pride of Nebraska. The women gymnastics team won the Big 10 championship and are on to nationals. Women’s basketball was a huge success again, losing in overtime for the Big 10 championship. They lost their opening game in the NCAA tournament. Two freshmen, a sophomore, and a junior were the heart of the team, so by all accounts, they’ll be the team to beat in the 2012-2013 Big 10. Women’s track won the indoor Big 10 championship this winter. And, as usual, The Chief: Continued on page 5 The Newsletter | 4 The 2011 alumni reception in Miami The 2011 reception at the annual American Academy of Periodontology meeting in Miami was a joyful gathering for those able to attend. Jerold Wilde and Angela Wilson, the class of 2001, was the host class. Wow! Has it been 10 years? It is unfortunate that in this continuing down economy not as many of our alums were able to attend. However, those who were able to be there enjoyed outstanding fellowship and hors d’oeuvres. The opportunity to reunite with class mates and meet our current residents is a real treat. We are sharing some photos, thanks to the ever faithful Betty Shestak. We look forward to LA in the early fall (September 29 – October 2, which is five weeks earlier than Miami). See you all there! Again, thanks to our host class of 2001, Angela Wilson and Jerold Wilde. Your loyalty and generosity is greatly appreciated. Remembering Verona Our surgical specialties department lost one of its faithful employees last June 25, 2011, to cancer. Verona Pearson was an employee of the College of Dentistry for over 40 years. She had a smile for everyone, an upbeat compliment or an interesting tidbit for the staff and faculty. She had a love for animals, antiques, and cooking. Verona was known to bring a cat to work to try to get it adopted or had advice on how to heal dry hands with bag balm! All through her chemo and treatments, she kept working and never complained. She was a wonderful person, friend, mother figure, who was loved by everyone. Verona is truly missed by all! The Chief: Continued from page 5 Wayne Kaldahl, Hosts Angela Wilson & Jerold Wilde, Betty Shestak Back: Jina Byarlay, Matt Byarlay, Mark Terry, Robert Cline. Front: Audrey Malena and Daryl Malena volleyball is a national power every year. And it will have to be because the Big 10 appears to be the strongest conference in that sport. What about football? As most of you know, the first year in the Big 10 could have gone much better. Losing to lowly Northwestern in Lincoln gives you an idea of the frustration of staff and fans alike. Will we be better? The consensus says yes. We’re better on both sides of the ball. Traditional leaders like Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State all have large holes to fill. We do get Michigan in Lincoln this year along with Wisconsin, Penn State and Minnesota. The real tough game will be on the road at Ohio State. The bowl game with South Carolina was dreadful by any measure. Most agree we lost to an inferior team. When one continues to shoot oneself in the foot, eventually that will do you in. The good news coming out of the Osborne complex at the start of spring practice is that they are pis- - -. Will that translate into W’s on Saturday? Only time will tell. But we are very encouraged. 5 | Spring 2012 The periodontal development fund Giving back to the program As always, the department is very pleased and gratified for your continued generosity – especially with the general state of a depressed economy. The post-doctoral program has become very dependent upon your support. And, as always, our disclaimer to you is that your gifts to the Periodontal Developmental Fund (3096) are directed solely toward necessary expenditures for the residency program. The educational impact of the development fund contributions are important in bringing guest lecturers to If you have any questions about charitable gifts, donation, options, pledges or bequests benefitting the surgical specialties program, please contact: Susan Norby, Director of Development 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300 Lincoln, NE 68508 402-458-1183, 800-432-3216 [email protected] 2010-05 Surgical Specialties Alum 20 PAY TO THE ORDER OF University of Nebraska Foundation $ Periodontic Development Fund 3096 Memo Alumnus Nebraska, instruments and materials not available from state funds and partial funding for research efforts and travel to present those results in regional and national forums. Please see the list of the 2011 contributors to the Periodontal Development Fund. If we inadvertently omit your name from that list, please let the Chief know and we will see to it that you are appropriately recognized in the next newsletter. Bavitz: Continued from page 1 imagined. Basic no-frills dental/medical care is available to all at no cost, with more sophisticated procedures like orthodontics and implants on strictly a fee for service basis. The training of foreign dentists is some-thing that Nebraska has not done very much of in years past, but as the world is getting smaller, I can see us doing more and more to the mutual benefit of all. J. Bruce Bavitz I have also assumed the role as coordinator/editor of Practical Reviews of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In that capacity, I have gotten to work with three graduates of our oral surgery internship, now all card carrying oral and maxillofacial surgeons. They are Dr. Melanie Lang, Dr. Rod Griffeth, and Dr. David Cleverly, and I feel fortunate to have their talents and acumen with this latest academic endeavor. 2011 DONORS John Adcock • Todd & Cathy Alley Richard Bradley • Bryan Cochran Bryan Collins • Chris Couri • Brad Crump Don Echols • Terry Eckles • Mark Edwards Gretchen Bartlett-Edwards • Barry Feldner Raynor Harmeson • Art Harris • David Hoffman Wayne Kaldahl • Kenneth Kalkwarf Marty & Amy Killeen • Lou Klemme Daryl Malena • Charlie McCann Stacy Moffenbier • David Okano • Jeffrey Payne Richard Reinhardt • George Robeson Van Sanderfer • Ed Schoenenberger David Stein • Gerald Tussing • Jerold Wilde Angela Wilson Our department celebration day, this year on June 22, 2012, continues to be well-attended and well-reviewed. Having it on a Friday makes it somewhat difficult for many alumni to come, but we always love to see you and catch up on your personal and professional lives. Details of the event can be found on Page 7 of this newsletter. Don't hesitate to let us know how things are going, even if you can't make this event. I hope you enjoy this year’s edition of the happenings from the Department of Surgical Specialties here at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. J. Bruce Bavitz J. Bruce Bavitz, Chair, Department of Surgical Specialties, [email protected], (402) 472-1314 The Newsletter | 6 Resident /alumni day Joe & Melissa Lang Matt & Jina Byarlay June 17, 2011 L to R: Jina Byarlay, Rick & Pam Reinhardt, and Karole Kaldahl Please share this newsletter and other UNMC publications with friends and colleagues. This publication is available online and in glorious RGB color. Visit unmc.edu/dentistry to see it. Help us save on printing and postage by sending us your email address. We’ll send you the next issue on your computer. Deb Dalton: [email protected] Shaun Whitney, Andrew Glenn, & Bruce Bavitz Seventh Annual Resident/Alumni Day: June 22, 2012 Don’t delay! Register today! Join us in June for the seventh edition of our annual get together. Three hours of approved dental continuing education will be presented at the college in the morning, The Bradley Memorial Golf Tournament will be held in the afternoon, and a departmental celebration will be enjoyed at night! When & Where: Friday, June 22, Lincoln, Nebraska; 8:00-11:30 am: College of Dentistry; 1:00-5:00 pm: Holmes Golf Course, 3701 South 70th Street; 6:00-10:00 pm: Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St. Specifics: The continuing education will involve the residents presenting some of their research and unique clinical cases in room 1201. There is no cost for this, but preregistration is requested. The exact format of the golf will be determined by the number of players registering. If you wish (or wish not) to play with anyone in particular, please specify that on the registration form. The cost for this event is approximately $40 per person (cart included), with payment due at the course. The semi-formal dinner at the Wick Center will honor our graduating residents. We need a head count for this, so an RSVP is requested. The cost per person is $40. How: Please use the registration form on page 12 and mail by May 15. See you then! 7 | Spring 2012 endodontics: treating disorders of the pulp... Endo talk with grad endo director Fahd Alsalleeh I would like to start my report to you by sending many thanks. First, thank you to all. You are a member of a rarified group of people who received a certificate from our wonderful school. Our community of people, now numbering 116, continues to make contributions to our specialty. Second, thank you to all donors, listed Fahd Alsalleeh below, who made contributions to our program. Of course, financial contributions represent a vital resource for the program. Your donations help us to conduct a C.E course in the fall, purchase books for residents, send them to a board review course and attend the AAE annual session. I hope as our graduates grow, our donor list grows as well. Third, thank you to the attendees at our 2011 alumni day that featured Dr. Stephen Cohen as the guest speaker. I am committed to maintain the quality of this event and will strive to exceed expectations. For your information, not all programs are doing such an event, and with your support and presence, we will always have one day to get Stephen Cohen together, gain some knowledge, and reunite. Our guest speakers for September 14, 2012 will be Drs Alan Law and Nixford; experts on persistent endodontic pain and regeneration. Don't miss it. Fourth, thank you to Drs. Whitney and Wieseman, who presented at the AAE annual meeting. With limited time and resources, they were able to finish and present their research projects. I am committed to Shaun Whitney in Boston continuing this work, with the goal of making your program well represented at a national level. Fifth, for the second year our program hosted a reception for its alums during the AAE meeting held in Boston in 2012. Thank you to all participants who came. This year, we saw more than last and I hope to see more faces next year. Last but not least, I would like to thank our new residents for joining our community in July 2012. We have Mazen Alkahtany, Nicole Chung, and Nicholas Lyons. I also thank Drs. Keippel, Whitney, and Wieseman, graduating residents for being good leaders for Drs. Adams and Wilbur, first-year and amiable residents. They are the first group under my leadership and helped to continue to take our program to new heights. As the sixth thanks indicate, things are well with endodontics here at Nebraska. Hope to see and or hear from everyone very soon. Meet the residents Jeff Adams (first year) received his B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1998. He attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry and received his D.D.S. in 2002. Jeff is married to Amy and they have three children: Alyssa, Sydney, and Emily. Eric Wilbur (first year) Eric received his B.S. degree from the Utah Valley University in 2007. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine and received his D.M.D in 2011. Eric is married to Raquel and they have two children: Ava and Dresden. Jeff Keippel (second year) received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Arizona and his DMD degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry. He is married to Bonnie and they have three children: Levi, Madeleine, and a nine-month-old baby boy named Lincoln. Shaun Whitney (second year) was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He attended Gonzaga University in Spokane on a tennis scholarship and graduated in 2003 with a biology degree. Shaun received his dental degree from Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, and he completed the postgraduate program in periodontics at the UNMC College of Dentistry in 2010. Future plans include entering private practice in the Pacific Northwest and working part-time at a dental school. Hobbies include tennis, golf, flyfishing, fly-tying, and watching Gonzaga basketball. Continued on page 9 The Newsletter | 8 Continued from page 8 Chris Wieseman (second year) was born and grew up in Stromsburg, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received his BS in 1999. After graduating from UNL, he worked in the athletic department at the University of Montana in Missoula for four years. He returned to Lincoln in 2004, attended UNMC College of Dentistry, and received his DDS in 2008. Following graduation, he completed an AEGD residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He then worked one year in private practice in Omaha prior to beginning UNMC's endodontic program. Chris and his wife, Tara, live in Lincoln with their three-year old daughter, Elliot, and their six-month old son, Greyson. Chris plans to go into private practice in Norfolk, Nebraska, after completion of the endodontic residency. Oral Surgery Fellows Eric Mack travels back and forth to Denver every weekend to spend as much time as possible with his family. When he’s not traveling, he is studying to prepare himself for the fall residency in oral surgery. Eric has been here for nine months now and he says that the “time has passed quickly.” Soon he’ll be rejoining his family permanently in Denver. The new oral surgery fellow, starting July 1, 2012, is Patrick Anderson from our College of Dentistry Class of 2012. 2010-05 Surgical Specialties Alum 20 PAY TO THE ORDER OF University of Nebraska Foundation $ Endodondtic Development Fund 3097 Memo Alumnus 2011 DONORS Salwan Adjaj • Fahd Alsalleeh Thomas Beeson • Stephen Biggs • Bryce Bonness • Adam Colombo • Toby Comer William Corcoran • John Goodrich • Art Harris Michael Hermsen • Jose Ibarrola Barbara Kabes • Corey Karimjee • Brad Laird Cliff Leffingwell • Dennis Leseberg Karla V. Macias • David Maixner Michael McNally • Stephen Pryor Jeri Rush • Frank Sargent • James Strand Dean Troyer • Ryan Walker Robert Zartner • Marvin Zerr “True Fact...” Sharks have three rows of sharp teeth in both of their jaws; actually, a shark can change almost forty sets of teeth in its entire life. The endodontics clinic, ready for practice. 9 | Spring 2012 periodontics: concerned with diseases... Perio talk with grad perio director Matthew Byarlay Howdy! And welcome to another edition of the surgical specialties newsletter. I say “howdy” because that's how we greet people where I'm from back in Texas and I feel like I'm back there since the weather here has been so warm. I would even go so far as to call the winter “pleasant,” and I don't know that anyone has ever said that Matt Byarlay about a Nebraska winter. Along with warmer weather comes early cases of “spring fever” among the residents. I know everyone's anxious to finish up the semester and spend some more time outside and with their families. Although we've had some recent somber news, I believe we've had another wonderful and productive year, with much to be thankful for and I hope you'll all stop by sometime for a visit (Surgical Specialties CE and Golf Tournament is ideal). Visiting Professors As we have done in the past, I would again like to single out a group of local periodontists who voluntarily teach in both seminars and in clinic. They are a tremendous asset to the program and we can’t thank them enough. These individuals are Drs. Cathy Alley, Dennis Anderson, Barry Feldner, Daryl Malena, Melissa Lang, John Rutledge, Scott Morrison, Stacy Moffenbier, Larry Parrish, Van Sanderfer, Takanari Miyamoto and Pat Kelsey. The residents certainly appreciate these individuals. In Memoriam Dr. Richard Bradley: March 9, 1926-March 11, 2012 Dr. David Hoffman: October 25, 1938-October 20, 2011 Our surgical specialties family lost two members this last year: Dr. Richard “Dick” Bradley and Dr. David Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman was a dedicated visiting faculty member and longtime supporter of the program. Obviously, Dr. Bradley was a great educator, mentor, and friend to all who have been associated with this program and school over the years. A light is from our household gone, a voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home which can never be filled. Some may think you are forgotten, though on earth you are no more. But in memory you are with us as you always were before. Guest Lectures The following are some of the special guest lectures we have had this past year. May 20, 2011: Dr. Paul Paulman, UNMC, Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Quality, Inter-professional Education, Medical-Dental Collaboration. October 16-17, 2011: Midlands Perio Conference. Dr. Terry Rees. Baylor College of Dentistry. Oral Medicine in Periodontal Practice. October 20, 2011: Dr. Sam Low. University of Florida. “The Future of Periodontics.” Changing of the Guard It is time yet again for two of our residents to leave the nest and blaze their own trails. Both Oanh and Ursula have been hard at work on their master's projects and can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. Not only have they developed excellent periodontal skills but their culinary skills were unmatched and will surely be missed. Dr. Le was born and raised in Nebraska and will join a practice here in Lincoln so she can continue her love of all things Cornhusker. Dr. Price plans to head south to the second greatest of these United States. She will soon add a new little Husker to her lovely family before joining a practice in the Dallas/Fort worth area. They have been wonderful residents and great to work with, I will miss them both. Continued from page 11 Drs. Wayne Kaldahl and Dick Bradley The Newsletter | 10 ...of the bone and tissue supporting the teeth Byarlay: Continued from page 10 We will now be looking forward to the addition of two new residents beginning this July: Aaron Bradley and Chad Riggs. Aaron is a graduate of our very own University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He was recently married in California to Mikala and is now busy finishing up so he can walk right back through the doors and give us another three wonderful years. Chad is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, College of Dentistry. He is married to wife Lyndsay and has a little girl, Kate. These two are both outstanding individuals and we can't wait for them to join us here. Most Recent Board Certified Alumni Shaun Whitney Amy Killeen Yeon-Ju Lee Probing the residents Hoang-Oanh Le (third year) was born and raised in Nebraska. She attended UNL and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her dental degree from the UNMC College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Oanh plans on entering private practice and teaching part-time at a dental school. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, shopping and spending time with her family. Ursula Price (third year) was born and raised in Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for three years before moving to Texas in 2001. She received her bachelor's in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2004 and her dental degree in 2009. Ursula and her husband have a son, Nolan, who is two years old, and she is expecting her second child. In her spare time she likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family. Robert Cline (second year) was born and raised in Arkansas. He attended the University of Dallas and received a BA in History. He worked as a chemist/manager for six years at the Valspar Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Rob graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry with a DDS in 2010. He and his wife, Kelly, have three boys – Dalton 14 Jarrett 11, and Carter 8. They currently live in Wahoo. Mark Terry (second year) was born in Minnesota and raised in Utah and Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in 2005. He received his dental degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2010. In his free time he enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their three children Davis, Kate, and Colin. After graduation he plans on entering private practice and exploring teaching opportunities. Joshua Nehring (first year) is a native of Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Marriage and Family. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and received a D.D.S. in 2011. He and his wife and children enjoy all of the running and biking pathways in Lincoln. The Nehring family would like to find an area that needs a periodontist and put some roots down. Jared Roberts (first year) received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University Provo, Utah, in 2005. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received his D.D.S. in 2011. Jared is married to Mikail and they have two children: William and Wesley. 11 | Spring 2012 Non Profit US Postage COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY PAID Department of Surgical Specialties P.O. Box 830740 Lincoln NE 68583-0740 UNL Surgical Specialties Celebration: Resident/Alumni Day • Friday • June 22, 2012 Name Address City, ST Phone ( ) Zip e-mail 1. CE Presentation Yes, I will attend. Name(s) attending No, I will not be able to attend. 2. The Bradley Memorial Golf Tournament (Pay approximately $40 at course and specify partners, if any.) Yes, I will play. Name(s) attending No, I will not be able to play. 3. Dinner (Make check out to UNMC, $40 per person, and mail along with this form.) Yes, I plan to dine. Name(s) attending No, I will not be able to dine. Send completed form to: Department of Surgical Specialties, c/o Ms. Deb Dalton, UNMC College of Dentistry, 40th & Holdrege Streets, Lincoln NE, 68583-0757, (402) 472-6205.