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Grow Your Own

Pam Yelick, G89, a professor of orthodontics and director of the division of craniofacial and molecular genetics, and her colleagues are developing ways to grow healthy new teeth and bone from dental stem cells—a type of “universal cell” that can morph into many different types of oral tissue. 

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New Orthodontics Graduate Program Director

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine welcomes Dr. Sercan Akyalcin as Graduate Program Director in the Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Akayalcin comes from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Learn more .

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Evolution in the Tufts Dental Clinic

In 2014, Dr. Ruby Ghaffari, Senior Practice Coordinator, and Dr. Yun Saksena, Lead Practice Coordinator, were working in a state of flux. In July, they introduced the fourth floor pre-doctoral clinic to a new clinical practice model centered on improved student learning and faculty teamwork, patient service, practice management principles and clinical efficiency.

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Spotlight on Tom Lloyd, Practice Manager for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

When Tom Lloyd first came to the dental school, he quite literally started at the bottom.

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Student Research Shines in 2015

In its commitment to nurturing a vibrant research community, TUSDM has encouraged its students to get involved with research as soon as they enter dental school.

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Professional Allies

The scene could be any routine dental visit. Avanthi Tiruvadi, barely visible behind her mask and loupes, peers into her patient’s mouth. As she performs a periodontal exam, she calls out the condition of the gums around each tooth, and Hannah Therriault enters the information into the patient’s electronic chart.

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Sjögren’s Invisible Symptoms

Patients manage to soldier on, despite fatigue, depression and cognitive issues, study finds

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Exploring Mind/Body Wellness

It was 15 years ago that Dr. Christina Pastan realized just how exhausted she was.

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TUSDM Receives HRSA Grants

The future of public health at TUSDM is looking bright, after faculty members from the Department of Public Health and Community Service (DPHCS) received two grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund projects over the next several years.

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