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OHSU School Of Dentistry Announces New Appointments, Awards

The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry announces the following appointments and awards:

Ranier M. Adarve, D.M.D., M.H.P., Ed., has joined the Department of Restorative Dentistry as an assistant professor in prosthodontics. Adarve was most recently a dental fellow, resident and teaching assistant in the graduate prosthodontic department at the University of Minnesota. He received his doctor of dental medicine and a master's in health professions education degrees from the University of the Philippines, as well as a Certificate of Proficiency in prosthodontics and a master's in the science of dentistry degree  from the University of Minnesota. He also completed a certificate in multimedia design and development from the University of Minnesota's School of Education. His current interest is developing teaching and learning tools using technology to enhance learning.

Leon A. Assael, D.M.D., interim chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery, was named the 2005 Harrigan Award Recipient by the William F. Harrigan Society. Harrigan was the founding member of the Bellevue Oral Surgery Alumni Association and director of the Oral Surgery program at Bellevue Hospital, Nassau County Medical Center. The society's focus is to stimulate and advance the science and art of oral and maxillofacial surgery and to elevate the standards of the practice. Assael is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

J. Henry Clarke, D.M.D., recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). In selecting Clarke, the society representative acknowledged Clarke's decades of contributions as a teacher and committee member and his advocacy of hypnosis as an innovative tool in the field of dentistry. Clarke also recently participated in a book-signing ceremony as one of the authors of The History of Anesthesia in Oregon. Clarke's chapter is titled "Dentists and Anesthesia in Oregon."

The 105-year-old School of Dentistry is Oregon's only dental school and one of two dental schools in the Northwest. More than 80 percent of Oregon's dentists graduated from the OHSU School of Dentistry. For more information about the OHSU School of Dentistry, visit


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