Category Archives: Homepage Slides

Dentist on Display: Kelly Kimiko Leong, D14, DG16


Kelly Kimiko Leong, D14, DG16, was faced with a challenging decision after completing three years of dental school. She had been selected to join the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The year-long research program would allow Leong to work on a comprehensive research project. However, it also more »

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Three-Dimensional Smiles


 
At first glance, Carroll Ann Trotman’s Facial Animation Laboratory in 75 Kneeland Street looks more like a photo or film studio than a dental research lab. Complex camera equipment stands at the ready, while computer stations display portraits taken. However, with this equipment, Trotman, professor and chair of orthodontics, is investigating more »

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Dentist On Display: Omar Abuzaineh, D13


Omar Abuzaineh, D13, can easily commute 500 miles a week. From his home in Flagstaff, AZ, he drives east 50 miles to reach the clinic at Winslow Indian Health Care Center (WIHCC). Some days, he reports to Winslow’s two satellite campuses in Leupp, AZ (40 minutes from Flagstaff), and in Dilkon, AZ (40 more »

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Strategic Planning: Three Years Later


In October 2013, Dean Huw Thomas and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee finalized the 2020 Vision! Strategic Plan . The document was created to guide the dental school through the next seven years, and identify the school’s strategic priorities, objectives and outcomes measures.
But planning is just half the battle. In the nearly three years since more »

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Dentist on Display: Rachel Misuraca, D13

Rachel Misuraca, D13 has wanted to become an orthodontist since she was in high school. Now stationed with the U.S. Army, 3,000 miles away in Germany, Misuraca’s career has taken her on a journey she surely did not anticipate in high school.

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Dentist on Display: Rachel Misuraca, D13


Rachel Misuraca, D13 has wanted to become an orthodontist since she was in high school.  It started when she was hired as an orthodontist’s office assistant. The experience ignited her interest in dentistry, causing her to apply to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, her first choice among dental schools.

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Tufts Dental’s Emerging Academic Leaders


The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) held its annual Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders in Maine on July 12 through 15. Nine TUSDM faculty members attended this year:

  • Irina Dragan, DG15, DG15, assistant professor in periodontology
  • Mabi Singh, DI07, associate professor in diagnostic sciences
  • Tofool Alghanem, DI15, more »

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News at One Kneeland: August 2016

Tufts says farewell to postdoctoral students
TUSDM held the Postdoctoral Certificate Recognition Ceremony on June 25 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Nadeem Karimbux, professor of periodontology and associate dean of academic affairs, opened the event; speakers included Dean Huw Thomas; Carroll Ann Trotman, professor and chair of orthodontics and interim chair of the more »

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Dentist on Display: Nicholas Gordon, D12

Dr. Nicholas Gordon’s passion to serve the community was instilled long before his acceptance into dental school. The untimely death of Deamonte Driver, a boy who died from a tooth abscess, was the first event that compelled Gordon to become interested in understanding health disparities.

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News at One Kneeland: June 2016

GPR/AEGD Program wins Tufts Distinction Award
TUSDM’s General Practice Residency and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (GPR/AEGD) Programs were honored June 9 during the Tufts Distinction Awards. The awards are an annual recognition of exceptional individuals and teams from across the university. Team members who were honored include:

  • Diran Balekian, D12, DG13, assistant more »

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