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News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

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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Scientists and Citizens Unite


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 »

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Dentist on Display: Kelly Kimiko Leong, D14, DG16


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 »

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The State We’re In

The American Dental Association paints a mixed picture of oral health care in America in a sweeping state-by-state analysis released by their Health Policy Institute in late 2015.

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News at One Kneeland: October 2016

Grants approved for TUSDM implant research
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) selected a TUSDM research project as a grant recipient for 2016. Andrew Lum, D18, received a grant for his work “Association between Lateral Window Bone Thickness and Membrane Perforation during Sinus Augmentation.” The grant is for $2,000, plus $500 in more »

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Dentist On Display: Omar Abuzaineh, D13

After the externship experience of a lifetime, Omar Abuzaineh, D13, found his calling bringing oral health to Native American populations in Arizona.

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To Floss or Not To Floss

When a news item questioning the scientific evidence behind flossing made the rounds earlier this summer, TUSDM dentists seized the opportunity to draw attention to the often-neglected topic of oral hygiene.

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News at One Kneeland: September 2016

New faculty leadership 

  • Naciye Guzin Uzel has been appointed assistant professor and assistant predoctoral program director in periodontology, effective September 1. Uzel was previously a faculty member in periodontology for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She brings significant experience in clinical care and active research.
  • Martyn Green has more »

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Support Dental Care for Adults with Disabilities

The House’s recently released budget did not provide enough funding to support the Commonwealth’s program providing dental services to adults with developmental disabilities. Please help by calling your state representative.

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