Category Archives: News and Features

News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

The Ties That Bind

When newborns struggle to breast-feed, a simple surgery may be the answer. The treatment is a frenectomy, the snipping of the frenum to free the tongue and/or upper lip. Physicians and midwives reportedly have performed frenectomies for hundreds of years.

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Fostering Diversity

This year’s alumni survey broke new ground by asking whether the School of Dental Medicine embraces diversity in all its dimensions. More than 96 percent of the 168 respondents from the classes of 2009 and 2012 replied with a resounding yes.

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Spotlight On: Dr. E. Leo Whitworth

The Clinical Faculty member for Comprehensive Care discusses his return to the dental school after a stroke.

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Students Reaching Out

The following was written by Alec Eidelman, D18, who reflected on his and his classmates’ service work as part of the Oral Health Promotion course.
If you catch a first year dental student outside of the gross anatomy lab, inside the simulation clinic, or enduring late nights in the library you may be surprised more »

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Dental Art & Science

Like so many procedures done at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, this one starts with an impression—not of a tooth, though, but of an ear or other facial feature. From that, maxillofacial prosthodontist Sujey Morgan casts an exact replica, in this case, a silicone prosthetic ear for a little boy born without one.

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Myth Busters

Among the skills a dentist must possess—clinical knowledge, nimble hands—the ability to listen to and communicate with patients has become more important than ever. As health care moves toward a more patient-centered model and as patients often arrive in the operatory with information they have gathered from the Internet or other sources, the ability to more »

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Double the Impact

As a child, Marina Castellino, D15, accidentally pulled out her older sister’s first loose tooth. She has known that dentistry was her passion ever since.

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Welcome to the Class of D2019

TUSDM recently welcomed 203 new members into the dental community.

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Inside the Hidden Curriculum

On June 29, faculty and staff were introduced to the lessons they may not know they’re teaching.

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2015 Postgraduate Commencement Round-Up

Celebrations abounded this June as TUSDM recognized the 65 residents who completed their postgraduate programs this past academic year.

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