Ongoing collaboration among dentists, physicians to be topic of discussion at 2011 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship

When it comes to managing oral-systemic conditions, partnerships between dentists and physicians have been shown to improve overall patient-care outcomes. Learn how this trend is impacting multiple health care disciplines when Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry hosts the 2011 Brauman-Bell Alpha Omega Lectureship, Nov. 8. The lectureship will feature a panel of specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, blood and marrow transplant, radiation oncology and periodontics.

Speakers include: Dr. John Wright, Regents Professor and chair of the college’s Department of Diagnostic Sciences (moderator); Dr. Dean Dimmitt, specialist in internal medicine for MedProvider, which serves Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; Dr. Richard Snyder, cardiologist at HeartPlace in Dallas; Dr. Luis Piñeiro, director of the Marrow Processing Laboratory and Apheresis Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas; Dr. Brennan Scott Cheek, radiation oncologist for Texas Oncology at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas; and Dr. Terry Rees, professor in the college’s Department of Periodontics and director of the Stomatology Center.

The panel discussion — free and open to physicians, dentists and the general public — will start at 5 p.m. on the sixth floor of the dental school.

For more information, please contact Lori Dees in TAMHSC-BCD’s Office of Communications & Institutional Advancement at 214-828-8471 or ldees@dentistry.tamhsc.edu.

— LaDawn Brock