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Dean Hosts Annual Reception for New Faculty

University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, welcomed new faculty members at a get-acquainted reception in their honor May 12 in The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center.  It was a chance for them to meet each other as well as department chairs and key staff members, he said, noting that some of the new faculty have been at UTSD since summer 2014, while a few have been here less than a month. "We like to hold these receptions when we get a sort of critical mass of new people," he added.More photos from the event are posted at A list of new faculty invited to the reception includes:

Online journal article on cancer screening quotes UTSD professor

Diagnostic Sciences Professor Nadarajah Vigneswaran, DDS, DMD, was quoted extensively for a Jan. 24 article in the online journal, discussing the problem of false positives from autofluorescent devices used to identify precancerous lesions in the oral cavity.  The article, “Confounding lesions make oral cancer hard to detect,” suggests clinicians should become familiar with the most common types of oral lesions.