Category Archives: Homepage Slides
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
Kelly Kimiko Leong’s, D14, DG16 difficult decision to pospone graduation and take a year-long internship at the NIH ultimately cemented her passion for research and education, and led to her decision to become an endodontist.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.