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News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

Gums Under Attack

We all know what contributes to gum disease—poor brushing, forgetting to floss, avoiding checkups, smoking. But what about a tough day at the office or dire financial straits?

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Support for Caregivers Needed to Improve Oral Health of Adults with Dev. Disabilities

First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough

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Introducing Dr. Samuel Koo

TUSDM welcomed more than just the Class of D2018 this fall. Among the newcomers to the dental school was Dr. Samuel Koo, who started at TUSDM on September 1 as the Director of Predoctoral Periodontology.

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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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