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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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Continuing a Legacy of Service


To most people, he was Dr. Benjamin Ricci, chair of the department of anatomy and physiology at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was an accomplished academic, author of several books, and a tireless special needs advocate who won a landmark case for the rights of patients with disabilities.
But to Eric John more »

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Got Connections?

A joint effort between the School of Dental Medicine and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, Dental Central,  is helping to make service activities more accessible and to promote civic engagement.

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TUSDM Commencement 2016

On May 22, the Class of D2016 said farewell to faculty, staff, and clinic patients and took the next step of their dental career.
Commencement exercises for Tufts University took place at the Medford/Somerville campus, with the dental school’s commencement ceremony held at the Carmichael Quadrangle. This academic year 195 students received Doctor of more »

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News at One Kneeland: May 2016

TUSDM faculty member secures Tier II PCORI funding
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently awarded John Morgan, professor in public health and community service, Tier II funding to support his project for improving oral health for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Morgan will use the funds, approximately $25,000 over the next more »

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At Tufts Dental School, Students Learn to Relax

“You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others,” says Dr. Christina Pastan, D91, DG94, the dental school’s first first director of mind-body wellness.

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