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News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

Sox and Stats

Even if it’s sometimes uttered with sarcasm, they don’t call it “Friendly Fenway” for nothing. Tufts’ own Matthew Finkelman helped the ballpark live up to its nickname.

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The Dog Days of Anthony DiNardo

Anthony DiNardo, D62, peers into the mouth of the sturdy 4-year-old while a woman in pink looks on fondly. After a careful look, DiNardo appears satisfied. But rather than offering a smile, sticker or sugarless lollipop, DiNardo simply says “down and back,” and the young Rottweiler, with his elegant handler, trots briskly across the blue more »

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TUSDM Welcomes the Class of D2018

TUSDM recently welcomed 195 new members into the dental community.

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Meet Melanie

This fall, Melanie Sanches, D15, will spend her days in the Tufts Dental Clinic like hundreds of other TUSDM predoctoral students. She’ll be working with patients, learning from the practice coordinators and other faculty members, and preparing for life after graduation.

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Farewell to Maria Tringale

After 27 years of service to TUSDM, Maria Gove Tringale, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations, left Tufts on July 10 to accept a new position as Vice President for Individual and Corporate Giving at United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

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Helping Hands

Who were these teenagers? Alexandra Bassett, D14, first noticed them on the postgraduate floor at One Kneeland, where they were quietly lending a hand with suction or passing along instruments during procedures. She knew they were dental assisting students who showed up regularly but without much fanfare. Curious, and not particularly shy, Bassett struck up more »

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The Girl He Couldn’t Turn Away

A charity is born from a dentist’s desire to help a child with a disfiguring disease.
(Left: Leon Klempner, DG77, with Saline Atiene. Klempner assisted in the surgeries that helped repair her face. Photo: Christopher Appoldt)

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Practice Makes Perfect

On July 1, TUSDM embarked on a new pilot – though Assistant Professor Dr. Ruby Ghaffari would prefer another word.
“I would call this an initiative – I don’t like calling it a pilot,” she said. “I feel like we need to reinvent out of the box.”

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TUSDM Commencement Ceremony focuses on service and advocacy

TUSDM ushered the Class of D2014 into the world of dentistry on May 18, during the 146th Commencement Ceremony.

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These Kids Are Excited to Visit the Dentist

Boston.com, 5/22/2014 – “This week more than 50 pediatric dental volunteers gave 100 children free dental care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.”

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