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Patients with disabilities need dental care more than most. At Tufts, they have an ally.

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TUSDM at Yankee Dental Congress 2015

It was a wintry Yankee Dental Congress this year, but a foot and a half of snow and whiteout conditions couldn’t stop dental professionals from across New England from trekking to the annual convention in Boston.

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Tufts Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

For Mark Brimhall-Vargas, a career focusing on social justice is the natural progression of his life’s circumstances

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Edward D’Eramo

In 1969, Dr. Edward D’Eramo went from being a student Tufts Dental School, to a graduate, to a junior faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry – all in about three days.

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Prepare to Engage

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the average dental student has limited time. So between class, studying, and clinic time there’s little availability for adding in community service.  Happily, in an effort to foster civic engagement and strengthen community service at TUSDM, the Department of Public Health and Community Service (DPHCS) is more »

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Right from the Very Start

A blueprint for promoting oral health for babies and moms-to-be

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New Issue: Tufts Dental Medicine Magazine

The latest issue of Tufts Dental Medicine Magazine is now available online, featuring “That Special Touch: How We’re Caring for Patients with Disablities” by Jacqueline Mitchell.

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Team Excellence Award Winners: Information Technology

By the very nature of their job, Information Technology professionals tend to fly under the radar. But the IT group at TUSDM is in the spotlight after winning the Team Excellence Award last month.

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Practice Perfect

A new tooth-whitening product is coming on the market, and the manufacturer has a research contract with a dental school clinic to assess its effectiveness.

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Preventing Needless Dental Emergencies

The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with regular care or in-office root canals rose nearly 42 percent from 2000 to 2008, according to a first-of-its-kind study. In contrast, hospitalizations for all causes increased 5.3 percent during that same nine-year period.

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