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Hurray for Bollywood

Posted: July 27th, 2015

Shivani H. Patel grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts, on a steady diet of Bollywood films. She studied Indian dance and dreamed of one day appearing in the Hindi-language productions, which are filled with elaborate musical routines. But life unfolded in a more practical manner, and she landed at Tufts as a clinical instructor of operative dentistry, more »

Bhavik Desai, DMD, PhD, Dip ABOM

Posted: July 24th, 2015

Assistant Professor
Oral Medicine

Phone: (617) 636-3932
Fax: (617) 636-4083
Joined Tufts in 2015

Inside the Hidden Curriculum

Posted: July 23rd, 2015

On June 29, faculty and staff were introduced to the lessons they may not know they’re teaching.

2015 Postgraduate Commencement Round-Up

Posted: July 23rd, 2015

Celebrations abounded this June as TUSDM recognized the 65 residents who completed their postgraduate programs this past academic year.

Introducing Betty Ann Kearney, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Posted: July 23rd, 2015

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations was thrilled to introduce Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Kearney, who was recently selected as the office’s new Senior Director.

One Stop Health

Posted: June 29th, 2015

Dentists upstairs, physicians downstairs. Integrated community clinics make it easier to care for patients—and for patients to take care of themselves.

New Departments at TUSDM

Posted: June 22nd, 2015

On May 20, Dean Huw Thomas announced several important updates to the dental school’s organization and leadership.

Community Dental receives Tufts Distinction

Posted: June 22nd, 2015

TUSDM’s Community Dental Hygiene Team was honored on June 11 during the Tufts Distinction Awards, the annual celebration of the best and brightest of Tufts University faculty and staff.

Fighting Disaster in Nepal

Posted: June 22nd, 2015

Dr. Mabi Singh was outside one of the oldest temples in Nepal when the world began to shake.

Students and Faculty Face-off in Mock Fluoride Debate

Posted: May 27th, 2015

By Emma Johnson
As part of the Oral Health Promotion course on March 19, two groups presented mock debates on water fluoridation. The debate mimicked a typical community public meeting (complete with audience members shouting support or vitriol at the presenters), and presented arguments for and against community water fluoridation.