Category Archives: Homepage Slides

Expanding Worldview

“Tufts—and the dental school especially—has always been an international school,” says Noshir Mehta, DG73, DI77, associate dean of global relations. With new exchange programs in Japan and Turkey, Tufts now has ties with 30 dental schools.

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All the Presidents’ Teeth

As a new president takes office, three faculty members from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine discussed the smiles of some former U.S. presidents. Based on what Alan Epstein, D82, Richard McNulty, D79, and Charles Rankin, D79, DG86, had to say, can you tell which president’s smile is which?

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Continuing Education Abroad: Iceland 2017

Join TUSDM Continuing Education for an exciting week of exploration and learning in Iceland. You’ll visit glaciers, caves, the blue lagoon spa, view the northern lights, and also have the opportunity to learn about oral surgery for the general dentist from Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Maria Papageorge. 

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Dentist on Display: Kyle Dunmire, D14, DG15

Initially, Kyle Dunmire, D14, was not planning to pursue dentistry. Although his mother was a dental assistant and he had experience shadowing in dental offices, he was more interested in pursuing a PhD within the biological sciences. But time in a research lab and enjoyment of hands-on tasks made him rethink his career path. 

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The Joys of Mentorship

Food and friendship forge bonds between students and faculty that extend beyond talk of classrooms and clinics. “It’s a nice interaction with the students outside of school where you can discuss things freely,” says Karen Wallach, D85, Associate Clinical Professor and Practice Coordinator.

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Free Dental Screening on February 15th

On February 15th, 2017, senior dental students are providing free dental screenings to recruit patients for a licensure exam. Some participants could receive further treatments at no cost, and all attendees will receive a free oral examination, and a gift no matter what! Space is limited, sign up today.

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News at One Kneeland: December 2016

Pediatric dentistry celebrates applicants
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry was busy on December 2 interviewing applicants for the pediatric postdoctoral program; they decided to do it in style. All the residents, faculty and staff members in the department dressed in their holiday best for the occasion, and took the time to snap a photo more »

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Dentist on Display: Stephanie Katz, D09

During her final year in dental school, Stephanie Katz, D09 was confident about her job prospects in private practice. But it was a prison–Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT–where she found a better fit.

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21st Century DMD

Today’s dental students need to be nimble, and not just with their hands. That means dental students must now be taught with an eye on both the fundamentals of today and the possibilities for tomorrow.

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News at One Kneeland: November 2016

Tufts dental at the axiUm mid-year meeting
Representatives from the dental school attended the midyear meeting for axiUm users, which took place at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizina September 12 – 14. Mary Jane Hanlon, assistant professor and assistant dean of predoctoral clinic administration, presented during the meeting on quality assurance in axiUm, and more »

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