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