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Congratulations to S.D. Shantinath, DDS, MPH, PhD, associate professor, ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies and Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health.  She recently had two abstracts accepted for presentation.

Vaccines against violence and cost-effective distribution systems will be presented at the 19th International Conference and Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, Sept. 7, 2014, in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Shantinath will also be presenting at the 5th American Dental Education Association International Women’s Leadership Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 14-16, 2014.  Her presentation, Women’s literacy as a social determinant of health and a precursor of oral health literacy: a theory and research based invitation to women dentists to “think outside the box and work outside the mouth”, is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Shantinath was notified that she passed the public health certifying examination administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

King, Dr. Lockwood, and Schoenfuss

King, Dr. Lockwood, and Schoenfuss

Faculty and students at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine returned as award winners from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Conference in Washington DC on April 2-5, 2014.

Michael D. Lockwood, DO, FCA, Tatyana Kondrashova, MD, PhD, Amanda Schoenfuss, OMS III, and Alicia A. King, OMS III, won the 2014 AACOM Outstanding Medical Education Research Poster and Presentation Award.

Congratulations on the award winning poster: Integration of Ultrasound into the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Curriculum!



journal_logoBruce Young, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, is part of a research team recently published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

The article, focused on alligator hearing, was published in a section titled “Inside JEB” which highlights research papers.

The paper was was published online March 26, 2014, and can be found here.






text2flossA.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) announced today that Text2Floss now offers a free mobile application available by download.

Through funding of a $200,000 grant made by DentaQuest Foundation, this new mobile application offers a unique dental experience to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

The HIPAA compliant mobile application guides users through an easy-to-navigate dental experience. In addition to Text2Floss’ notable feature of reminding users to brush twice daily, as well as floss and rinse every day, other highlights include a dental hygiene timer, medical history recorder and a dental clinic locator. The application also specifies the correlation of heart and mental health to oral health as part of overall health and wellness.

Additionally, the Text2Floss mobile app allows data integration with any mobile phone that receives standard text messages.

“We are extremely grateful to Dentaquest Foundation for funding this initiative,” said Tony Hashemian, DDS, Text2Floss founder, and assistant dean for Global Oral Health at ATSU-ASDOH. “This continued expansion of Text2Floss creates even more opportunities for people of all ages to become better champions of their oral health habits.”

Text2Floss provides patients with a unique and innovative way to receive information about oral health and dental hygiene. Text2Floss mobile development is supported by RIESTER and the HIPAA compliant standard text message data integration is made possible by CellTrust Corporation.

The Text2Floss app is downloadable through the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/text2floss/id797806327?mt=8


Congratulations to Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, dean, Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), and Linda MacConnell, MPAS, MAEd, PA-C, assistant professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, ASHS, on their upcoming publication in Clinician Reviews.

Their article, Allergic rhinitis & immunotherapy: Hope or hype, will be featured in the upcoming March 2014 issue.

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