Category Archives: Homepage Slides

News at One Kneeland: June 2017

New public health fellowship with the ADA
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the dental school have collaborated to create a new faculty fellowship focused on public oral health. David Leader, D85, MG13, associate professor in comprehensive care, will be the first participant in the Health Policy Fellowship at the ADA, in which a more »

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Launching the Class of D2017

On May 21, the Class of D2017 said farewell to faculty, staff, and clinic patients and launched into their dental careers.
Commencement exercises for Tufts University took place at the Medford/Somerville campus, with the dental school’s commencement ceremony held at the Carmichael Quadrangle. Kenya Barris, an award-winning writer, producer, and director more »

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Dentist on Display: Temurkin Cucukov, D14

Temurkin Cucukov, D14, was looking for a second externship experience when he came across a two week program with Indian Health Services in Barrow, Alaska.
“I thought, of all the places I could go for the summer, that would probably be the most unique and interesting,” he said. After being accepted, Cucukov more »

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O Pioneer!

After graduating from Tufts in 1966, Athena Papas passed on the dental school because she didn’t want to be the only woman in her class. She finally joined the school eight years later as an assistant professor, and in the four decades since has become a groundbreaking leader in the profession.

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Celebrate 150 Years With Our New Digital Museum

TUSDM dives into the past, present and future with an exciting new digital collection.

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Why Can’t Teeth Heal Themselves?

Dr. Melissa Ing, associate professor in comprehensive care, talks to STAT News about why cavities can’t heal on their own.

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Dentist on Display: Aundrea Eady, D11, DG14

It was a ten minute conversation with a few prosthodontists in Hawaii that prompted Aundrea Eady, D11, DG14, to take the leap and make a bold career decision.

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Dentistry and camaraderie at the 2017 Yankee Dental Congress

Students, faculty, and alumni all shined at the 2017 Yankee Dental Congress, which took place January 25 – 29. Take a look at some of the highlights below:
Awards
The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) held a reception for its Leadership Institute and Foundation Ambassador program on January 26. Cheen Loo, DI10, more »

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News at One Kneeland: February 2017

ADA economist explores health care in the Trump presidency
On January 27, Marko Vujicic, visiting professor at Tufts and chief economist and vice president at the American Dental Association, gave a presentation on trends in the dental industry. The presentation, “Obamacare, Trumpcare and Your Health,” discussed how the shifting political landscape can have major more »

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A Head Start on Oral Health

Children attending Massachusetts’ Head Start programs have more cavities than other Bay State kids the same age, even though every Head Start child receives free dental screenings. Risha M. De Leon, DI16, MPH16, wanted to change that.

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