The Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations advances the college's mission through media relations, publications, web services and online publishing, special projects and event planning, institutional image and marketing, internal communications, development (fundraising), and alumni and community relations initiatives.

Our office develops original content for a variety of media, works with journalists to develop and provide contacts for stories, and engages with internal and external audiences across a variety of platforms.

To speak with us about a source for a news or dental-related story, contact LaDawn Brock at 214-828-8204 or via email at

To keep up with our research and latest college news, visit Dentistry Insider or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Advance notice of any planned on-site interviews is necessary, and a member of our staff must accompany film crews and photographers.

Photo and Video Disclaimer

The offices of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations and Media Resources at Texas A&M College of Dentistry may use photographs or video taken during on- and off-campus events in news stories, on the web, in university publications and other publicly disseminated promotional materials. If you prefer not to be included, simply inform the photographer/videographer at the time images are taken. The College of Dentistry adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; therefore, images taken in which patients are identifiable will not be published without written patient consent. 

If you have concerns about a published image, please contact Kathleen Pothier.

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For Dentistry Insider, contact Kathleen Pothier

For media inquiries, contact LaDawn Brock

For development, contact Melissa Ogden

For Web services, contact Art Upton