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News at One Kneeland: May 2017

Tufts Dental makes a run for it
The 2017 Boston Marathon took place on April 17. Two members of the Tufts Dental community participated this year. Natalie Pinckney, D15, DG17, was one of only 34 runners on this year’s Tufts Marathon Team. The Tufts Team ran to raise money to support nutrition programs at more »

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The Dental Diet

According to Carole Palmer, G69, clear communication is critical to the work of a Registered Dietitian. To illustrate, She brought out a plastic apple, a faux piece of bread and glass of milk. She explained that Frances Stern, a Boston schoolteacher, created the first outpatient nutrition clinic in the nation at more »

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News at One Kneeland: March 2017

CODA approves two postgraduate programs
The Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) granted accreditation status to two postgraduate programs at the dental school at their February 2 meeting. The advanced general dentistry program in orofacial pain received its initial accreditation. The program offers a full-time, two-year certificate in orofacial pain and craniomandibular disorders. Chao Lu, more »

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Breaking new ground at Bates-Andrews Research Day

Predoctoral and postgraduate students throughout the dental school came together to share their research from the previous year at Bates-Andrews Research Day on March 8.
This year, 65 students and residents presented their work on the 14th and 15th floors of the dental school, providing new research in basic science, public health, more »

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Dentists on Display: Meghann Dombroski, D10, DG14 and Tarryn Mac Carthy, DG04

By the time she reached her fourth year at Tufts Dental, Meghann Dombroski, D10, DG14, knew that she loved orthodontics. However, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to specialize after graduation.
“I wasn’t sure I was ready to make that type of investment,” she said. “Just time, money – it was a lot to more »

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News at One Kneeland: January 2017

Three faculty members honored
Hilde Tillman, D49, clinical professor emerita of public health and community service, was awarded a Dean’s Medal, and Esther Wilkins, D49, DG66, a clinical professor of periodontology emerita, was posthumously awarded the Dean’s Medal at a ceremony on December 16. Additionally, Athena Papas, J67, professor and head of the division more »

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Dentist on Display: Kyle Dunmire, D14, DG15

Initially, Kyle Dunmire, D14, DG15, was not planning to pursue dentistry. Although his mother was a dental assistant and he had experience shadowing in dental offices, he was more interested in pursuing a PhD within the biological sciences. During his senior year of college, he worked on a senior thesis and more »

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Remembering Esther Wilkins, Dental Pioneer

Esther Wilkins, D49, DG66, a clinical professor of periodontology emerita, died on Dec. 12, 2016. She had just turned 100.

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Dentist on Display: Stephanie Katz, D09

During her final year in dental school, Stephanie Katz, D09 was confident about her job prospects. “The plan was to graduate and join my dad,” she said. Katz initially spent three and a half years practicing dentistry at her father’s private practice in West Hartford, CT. But while she enjoyed practicing dentistry there, more »

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News at One Kneeland: November 2016

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 »

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