Senior Seminar/Lectureship Series

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March 8, 2007 Senior Seminar Presented By Dr. William Queen

WVU School of Dentistry Alumnus, Dr. William Queen, presented a state-of-the-art teaching, training, and live teleconference demonstration to fourth year dental students on March 8th, 2007. The livecast demonstration was a groundbreaking achievement in the predoctoral curriculum. This event was made possible through the Dr. Henry Bianco Lecture Series Program." Dr. Queen's presentation was entitled, "Everyday Dentistry." Senior dental students evaluated the all-day seminar as "the best", "practical," and a "great hands-on experience."

Dr. Queen is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry and earned a postgraduate specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1983. Dr. Queen has maintained a general dental practice in Martinsburg, WV for 30 years. He served on the part-time faculty of the School of Dentistry as Clinical Associate Professor from 1977 – 2003. In 2007, he returned to the School of Dentistry to direct the TMD course and develop and direct a course focusing on composite restorations. Dr. Queen served for seven years in the U.S. Army prior to dental school, and is active as a volunteer in his community, serving as President of the Berkeley County Board of Education and as a little league coach, among other activities.

Dr. Queen is married and has two children. His daughter, Whitney, is a 2006 graduate of the WVU School of Dentistry and practices with her Dad in Martinsburg. Dr. Whitney Queen and their office staff, Stacy, Traci and Sarah assisted Dr. Bill Queen with the March 8 laboratory hands-on session.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. William Queen and Assistant

Dr. Henry Bianco Lecture Series – (Senior Seminar)

On April 18, 2006, Dr. Henry J. Bianco, resident of Sun City West, was honored for his leadership and commitment to the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Donations from alumni, family and friends in excess of $100,000 prompted the establishment of a lectureship series bearing Dr. Bianco’s name. The lectureship is a unique curriculum concept nationally and the first lectureship series of its kind at the WVU School of Dentistry.

 Experts in the profession of dentistry are recruited to present their knowledge and skills to approximately 100 dental faculty and students monthly. This series expands upon topics taught in a traditional senior curriculum, consolidates these key issues into a continuing education format and provides this information once monthly so all students are able to attend. This is particularly critical when many of the seniors are off-campus completing their rural rotations. Faculty also enjoy the development opportunities and continuing education credits offered by this series.

Dr. Bianco received his undergraduate education from Loyola College, Baltimore and graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland in 1956. He served in the United States Army Dental Corps from 1956-1958. In 1963, he earned a Master of Science degree in Microanatomy from University of Maryland. He taught at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland for seven years before accepting a position at West Virginia University School of Dentistry as an assistant professor in the Department of Removable Prosthodontics in 1967. He was named Chairman of the Department of Removable Prosthodontics in 1972 and was boarded in Prosthodontics the following year. In 1977, Dr. Bianco was appointed Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics which included Crown & Bridge, Removable and Oral Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. From 1983-90 Dr. Bianco concurrently held the position of Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs. In 1991, he was appointed Interim Dean for the School of Dentistry and in 1993 until his retirement he served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Facilities. Henry moved to Arizona in the fall of 1995 with his wife Charlotte. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Henry’s accomplishments in recent years include Posse Man of the Year and Knight of the Year.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. James Koelbl, Dr. Christina DeBiase, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Mrs.Charlotte Bianco, and Dr. Henry Bianco

updated: 1/26/12