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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Esther Wilkins, D49, DG66, a clinical professor of periodontology emerita, died on Dec. 12, 2016. She had just turned 100.
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 »
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 »
According to Jonathan Garlick, professor in diagnostic sciences and director of the Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering, the public has some trust issues.
“We have a major problem in the public domain in that there’s a growing distrust of science, and there’s a growing distrust of healthcare information disseminated to more »
Kelly Kimiko Leong, D14, DG16, was faced with a challenging decision after completing three years of dental school. She had been selected to join the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The year-long research program would allow Leong to work on a comprehensive research project. However, it also more »