Just weeks after immigrating to Boston from Vietnam in the summer of 1991, Thanh-Trang Nguyen, D01, settled into Mark Doherty’s dental chair at the Dorchester House community health center.
A shy 18-year-old, Nguyen had an engaging smile but spoke only a few words of English. A social service agency had referred her there for …
Fear of pain and general anxiety about the dentist cause many patients to neglect their oral health. Kelly Kimiko Leong, D14, is conducting basic research at the National Institutes of Health to identify what parts of the brain are activated when we make such decisions—science that could lead to a better understanding of the issues …
The field of dental sleep medicine was barely out of its infancy when Tufts faculty realized the importance of training students to screen, diagnose and treat sleep disorders. In 2009, the school became the first in the U.S. to incorporate dental sleep medicine into its curriculum.
Tufts Dental faculty and students talk about the program in which third-year students help provide care for underserved populations across Massachusetts. Learn More
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