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A test of strength

With more than 25 years dedicated to the study of the molecular genetics of osteoporosis, the work of Mark Johnson, Ph.D., is the foundation for medications — both on the market and in clinical trials — developed to help patients suffering from bone loss. As professor and chair of the department of Oral and Craniofacial … Continue reading A test of strength

Expanding the Oral Health Care Workforce

When Melanie Simmer-Beck, a UMKC School of Dentistry professor, began working to bring better oral health care to children in Kansas, she was often surprised at the level of tooth decay she and her colleagues saw in their young patients. The children who came to in-school clinics in several Olathe, Kan., public schools often were … Continue reading Expanding the Oral Health Care Workforce