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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 9, 1982-Page,]

Dental si
tn copin
Many people are terrified about going
for a check-up with their dentist. Well,
it may have never occurred to them
'--that the dentist was just as worried
~ about that check-up as they were.
aThe patient-dentist relationship is
very important in dental work. "The
.dentist often feels obligated to the per-
son that he's treating," said Charles
Strawn, a psychologist who works with
dental students at the University
"This obligation is more intense than
that of the lawyer's to his client. A
mistake in law is dollars, and a mistake
in medicine costs lives."
BUT SOME University dental studen-
ts have forseen the potential problems
and have tried to head them off before
they start. "After. realizing the perfec-
tion that is often expected of them,
many students hve asked that the ad-
ministration create a program to help
them cope with the stresses of both den-
tal school and the actual dentist's
.,,work," said Associate Dean Robert
In respQnse to the requests, the dental
school has designed two possibilities for
the student in search of guidance on
handling patients and themselves.
'.'nOne is an elective called 'Practicum in
Patient Management." Taught by
Strawn, the one-credit course is
;designed to instruct students on how to
! deal with patients.
c., ORIGINALLY, the course was
eared to teach the students how to
calm patients. but after students ex-
pressed the need for instruction on how
to deal with themselves, the curriculum
!-,was modified to include some general
methods of how to relax in the office.
"The denist is working with a very
SJury finds
. mrurders
MIDLAND, Mich. (UPI)- A jury
yesterday convicted ex-livestock auc-
2 tioneer Robert Lee Haggart of 16
charges, six of them first-degree mur-
der, in the slayings of his estranged
wife and six of her relatives as they
gathered for a family reunion.
Haggart, 32, showed no emotion as
the verdicts were read in a Midland
County circuit courtroom packed with
reporters and relatives of the seven vic-
tims. One of the relatives, an uniden-
tified young girl, sobbed quietly as jury
foreman George Klumb Jr. announced
each verdict.
Besides the first-degree murder
charges, the 12-member jury found
Haggart guilty of one count of second
degree murder, one count of attempted
murder and eight counts of possessing a
gun during the commission of a felony.
The jury deliberated the case for 13
hours over a 3-day period. During the
month-long trial, which was moved
from Clare County because of extensive
publicity, 67 state witnesses testified
and about 100 pieces of physical eviden-

ce and 100 photographs were in-
Defense attorney James Wilson, who
called no witnesses during the trial,
said he would appeal the decision,
R Midland County Circuit Judge Tyrone
Gillespie set formal sentencing Oct. 22
in Harrison, the county seat of Clare
Conviction of multiple homicide in
Michigan carries a mandatory senten-
ce of life in prison without the
possibility of parole. The state does not
have the death penalty.

udents find help
g with patients
'Sometimes the problem with dental studen-
ts and dentists is that they feel as if saying
they need help is admitting they can't cope.'
-Charles Strawn
University psychologist

small part of the body. His vision is
tested by having to deal with very in-
tricate details," said Doerr. "A patient
comes in with very strong restorative
needs, and that becomes very over-
whelming. Most people have the at-
titude of 'drill and fill,' and they don't
begin to think about preventative
measures for tooth decay."
The dental profession is one of many
that are studied to determine the
degree of stress that their occupation
presents compared to others. Accor-
ding to a 1977 American Dental
Association study, if such stress is
coped with poorly, it may result in
emotional maladjustment that, if suf-
ficiently severe, can lead to such
destructive behavior as drug depen-
dence, self-inflicted injury, and attem-
pted or actual suicide.
STRAWN, WHO created the unit in
the course that deals with dentists' self-
management, said, "A good dentist is
someone who started off dealing with
The second alternative for those
searching for help is a program
established this summer with the
medical school and its counseling
facilities . '

"After complaints from the students
that the general counseling service at
the University was not aware enough
about the problems facing physicians,
we saw the need for some more
specialized services," said Strawn.
"We will be contributing a small sum to
their program, and in turn, those who
are looking for individual help have fine
professionals to assist them."
According to Doerr, many factors
may lead a student to suffer from un-
necessary stress.
"OUR CURRICULUM is very over-
crowded," he said. "The academic
courses are demanding enough, but in-
cluded with our psycho-motor skills
program and clinical workshops, the
pace becomes exhausting."
Dental students must also deal with
serious economic factors as well.
"While in school, the student is usually
running up a $50,000 to $60,000 debt,"
Doerr said. "Plus they must concern
themselves with things like being in
debt again when they (leave school
and) start a $50,000 to $60,000 two-chair
"Sometimes the problem with dental
students and dentists is that they feel as
if saying they need help is admitting
that they can't cope," said Strawn.

AP Photo
They followed me
Theresa Green, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Green of Dubuque, discovered that some dogs don't take to leading as
she tugs on the leashes of Guinevere and Hawkeye. The dogs are Rottweilers and belong to Theresa's parents.

Criminal sentenced

ROSWELL, N.M. - An assistant dis-
trict attorney said yesterday he is quit-
ting because a woman he prosecuted
was sentenced to college instead of jail
for shooting her former husband.
"I'm tired of beating my head against
the wall," Assistant District Attorney
Jim Klipstine said, "I have submitted
my resignation."
On Monday, a district judge ordered
Debbie Black Barnett, 28, to attend
college after she pleaded no contest to
charges of aggravated assault, kidnap-

ping, and armed robbery. The charges
stemmed from an incident in which she
shot her former husband, flagged down
a motorist at gunpoint, and robbed a
store of several packages of cigarettes.
THE JUDGE said Barrett must
maintain a "C" average and undergo
psychiatric treatment. If her grades
are bad or she leaves school it could be
a violation of her probation and she
could be sent to jail.
Klipstine, 34, said his first thought af-
ter the judge pronounced sentence was:

o coll ege
'I've had it. This is enough."
Klipstine said the sentence wasn't
solely responsible for his decision, but
is "pushed me over the edge."
"WE'VE GOT to stop people from
committing crimes," he said. "The
way we do that is we punish them for it.
That idea is not being fulfilled.."
Barrett said the sentence provoked
"maybe some resentment from people
who don't understand that taxpayers
aren't going to be supporting me while I
do this."
In fact, "they're saving the cost of
keeping me in prison," she said.
Grants and scholarships are helping
put her through college, where she is
majoring in journalism. She also works
nart time.

be gins on

business school additions

(Continued from Page 1)
University's new Law Library, Alumni
Center, and the medical campus'
Kresge Center.
When the new $5-million Kresge Ad-
ministration Library is completed, it
will provide 55,000 square feet of open-
stack collections on three floors. It will
have shelf storage and seating space
almost three times larger than the
business school's present facility,
which is largely unchanged since it was
built in the 1940s.
A ECOND building in the project is a
$5-million, three-story computer and
education center. The computing cen-
ter will occupy about half of the 50,000-
square-foot building. The other half will
be filled by an Executive Education
Center, which will provide the school's
Division of Management Education
with classrooms, staff offices, two large
ampitheaters, and four seminar rooms.
That department handles continuing
education classes and seminars for

visiting business executives.
Those executives who come to town
for the school's seminars and conferen-
ces will be housed in the project's third
building, a $5-million, multi-story dor-
mitory complex. The building will in-
clude 100 private rooms, plus lounge
and dining facilities, school officials
At yesterday's ground-breaking
ceremonies, University President
Harold Shapiro praised the project as
"an investment in the University's
future." He said the success of the
school's Capital Campaign is "an act of
faith on the part of the alumni."
THE BUSINESS school's Capital
Campaign is part of a University plan
to initiate a massive fund-raising drive
over the next 10 years, officials said.
Through the 10-year campaign, of-
ficials hope to bring enough donations
to improve and maintain high-priority
University programs.


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Derby Darling. The sorority representative receiving the most money got
points added to its overall score. See story, Page 3.

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