As if orientation and the start of a new academic year were not enough to celebrate, the UNC School of Dentistry welcomed the launch of its new website in early August.
The site – www.dentistry.unc.edu – features revamped sections devoted to patient care, research, community service, continuing education, academic programs and alumni relations.
Initial planning began two years ago. The University’s Design Services office created the original design, with ongoing guidance provided by Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) director Dr. Jim George and School of Dentistry web administrator Tim Murphy. A school committee of faculty, staff and students met regularly to discuss the site development and provide input.
“Information technology is evolving at a breakneck speed, and it has become central to our working lives at the school, whether in classrooms, laboratories, clinics, the finance and human resources divisions or our development initiatives, to name just a few. Every dimension of teaching, research and patient care depends on the school’s advanced, well-functioning website. In addition, our website increasingly carries our UNC Dentistry brand to the rest of the world,” said Dr. John Stamm, the school’s interim dean.
“Much work goes into the creation of a site of this depth and breadth, and we anticipate that the site will continue to change periodically to reflect the needs of our faculty, staff, students, patients and countless visitors.”