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Santa Fe, N.M.—Dr. Jane Selbe, a trailblazer for women dentists as a clinician, mentor and leader, died at her home in Santa Fe on March 8. She was 87.

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An article entitled “Relationships and referrals,” in the most recent quarterly JADA Specialty Scan on Endodontics, includes research findings about the referral relationship between general dentists and endodontists. It reported that 43 percent of dentists refer patients to endodontists.

New Delhi—The FDI is extending the abstract submission deadline for its 2014 World Dental Congress to April 10.

Give Kids A Smile coordinators nationwide can learn hands-on how to launch, expand or enhance their programs by applying for a 2014 Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute grant.

Dental professionals and others in more than 75 countries worldwide held programs and ceremonies March 20 “Celebrating Healthy Smiles” for World Oral Health Day.

Charlotte, N.C.—Dr. Ray Bowen, of the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center, received the 2014 American Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award March 19 here at the AADR 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

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The relationship between a bacterium and a fungus may be responsible for early childhood caries, report University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine investigators online Feb. 24 in the journal Infection and Immunity.

The Academy of General Dentistry celebrated its move to its new headquarters in Chicago during a Feb. 20 reception along with five allied organizations.  

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