School of Dentistry (SOD)
High School International Brain Bee: Founded by Norbert Myslinski, PhD, member of the SOD's Department of Neural Pain Sciences, the International Brain Bee motivates young men and women to learn about the human brain and inspire them to consider careers in clinical and basic neuroscience. Students are tested on their knowledge of the brain including intelligence, emotions, consciousness, vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, pain, movement, sleep and memory; brain dysfunction including Alzheimer's disease, stroke, addiction, Parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy; and brain research including neuroimaging, neurogenetics, neuropharmacology, and neuroanatomy.
The SOD Patient Care Clinics offer patients a full range of high-quality general, specialty, and emergency dental care. Specialty clinics include the Ryan White PLUS Clinic and dental service for individuals with special needs.
Special Olympics Special Smiles: Part of the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Program, the Special Smiles clinic allows SOD faculty and dental student volunteers the opportunity to engage and serve a population that often suffers from medical conditions, obstacles to oral care, and limited access to dental professionals trained to care for such a population. During the annual Special Olympics Maryland games, athletes receive oral checkups, fluoride varnish applications, and athletic mouth protectors.