UW Today

June 5, 2012

News Digest: Free dental screening for kids, Honor: James DeLisle

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Free dental screening for children June 9
The Center for Pediatric Dentistry will hold a free dental screening 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 9, for children ages 1 through 18. No reservations are necessary and there is free parking at the center, which is located at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

Every child will receive a free brief dental screening to identify potential trouble spots in the mouth. No X-rays will be taken.

This event provides a “first visit” opportunity for very young children and their parents or caregivers. Theyll tour the center, meet dentists and dental assistants and experience how an exam is carried out. Theyll also see part of the 3-D interactive exhibit “Attack of the S. Mutans,” in which virtual guide Dentisha battles mouth bacteria, and there will be picture taking with the Tooth Fairy and Mr. Molar. Children will be given a mouth mirror, toothbrush, coloring sheets and sticker charts.

The Center for Pediatric Dentistry is a collaborative venture by the UW School of Dentistry and Seattle Childrens. It emphasizes the importance of early childhood dental health and dental visits by age 1.

International council recognizes James DeLisle
James R. DeLisle, the Runstad professor of real estate, urban planning and design at the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, has received the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Research Award for Outstanding Service. The council is a global trade association of the shopping center industry with more than 55,000 members in 90 countries.

Through its sponsorship of academic research, the council seeks to improve the understanding and performance of retail real estate globally. The researcher award recognizes industry professionals who have demonstrated a significant commitment and contribution to the council’s research programs.

DeLisle is director of graduate real estate studies at the Runstad Center, which is part of the College of Built Environments.