School of Dental Medicine



Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society welcomes new members

The ECU School of Dental Medicine held a Convocation on May 2, 2017 to honor six candidates from the DMD Class of 2017 (alumni members) and one candidate from the dental faculty for the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Beta Eta Chapter. Omicron Kappa Upsilon Candidates for Alumni Membership Kurtis A. Bryan Rebekah Esther Finger Mariann Isis Ghaly

Major General Thomas R. TempelJr_TN

Major General Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. underscores interprofessional collaboration and service at graduation

Major General Thomas R. Tempel, Jr., Commanding General of the U.S. Army Regional Health Command, delivered the dental school’s Graduation Convocation address on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Wright Auditorium. Tempel told the 47 graduates that after paying a visit to the dental school’s Community Service Learning Center in Ahoskie, N.C., he had considered rewriting his speech. “I was so


Congratulations, Class of 2017!

The ECU School of Dental Medicine is proud to have graduated the Class of 2017 on May 6. Listed here are the names of the graduates, their towns of origins in parentheses, and their immediate professional plans. The school is also proud to list awards and honors earned by the graduates. We will miss these exceptional dentists and wish them


‘NO FENCE’ Dental faculty teach nutrition students, interns to read oral signs of malnutrition

As the gateway to the body’s internal organs, the mouth introduces the foods that keep us nourished and well. The mouth can also reveal signs of nutrition disorders to health professionals who know what to look for. That was the focus of an April 7 workshop hosted by East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine faculty members for dietetic interns


SMILE STARTERS: ECU dental students and residents launch families toward improved oral health

When 8-year-old Lillington resident Leiah Patrick took home a flier from school inviting her to a children’s dental care event at the local ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center, her mother Brenda jumped at the chance to have her daughter screened for oral health problems. During the Feb. 4 Give Kids a Smile event, Leiah and 50


A student’s journey to the U.S.

Julio Morales escaped from Cuba to Florida on a raft that was built in his grandmother’s bedroom. Despite five days on a dangerous sea, Julio and his father made it to safety. Julio is now in his third year of dental school at ECU. Learn about Julio’s life journey in this WTVI PBS Charlotte documentary, which aired January 17, 2017.


ECU Pirate Profiles features second year student Jessica Shamberger

As a second-year dental student at East Carolina University, Jessica Shamberger is combining her love of public health with her desire to help underprivileged areas. Read more..

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