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Predental Day 2015

Prospective predental students all gathered at TUSDM on April 10 for the third annual Predental Day. The annual event, hosted by the Tufts chapters of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), is a rare occasion for potential dental students to learn about dental school and dentistry as a more »

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Bates-Andrews Research Day 2015

On March 4, the 14th and 15th floors of the TUSDM were transformed into an expo of commercial exhibitors and poster presentations showing the best of what student researchers have to offer.

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ADEA 2015: Dean Thomas Speaks, TDF Wins Gies Award

Thousands of dental educators, students and administrators from around the nation arrived in Boston for the American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session and Exhibition. The session took place March 7 – 10 at the Hynes Convention Center.

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TUSDM’s Dr. Shivani Patel on ‘Dance India Dance’

By day, Dr. Shivani Patel, A03, D08, is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. But since she was eight years old, she dreamt of running away to Bollywood and becoming a dancer.

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The People’s Science

How a stem cell researcher put his own worldview under the microscope and found a new calling

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Head in the Clouds

More than 49 million Americans live in areas where they have little or no access to dental care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Enter a new concept: Virtudent, a company that would use virtual dental visits to serve those in the so-called dental deserts.

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Our Specialty

Patients with disabilities need dental care more than most. At Tufts, they have an ally.

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TUSDM at Yankee Dental Congress 2015

It was a wintry Yankee Dental Congress this year, but a foot and a half of snow and whiteout conditions couldn’t stop dental professionals from across New England from trekking to the annual convention in Boston.

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New Oral Medicine Program

Medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and HIV and even cancer treatment can cause oral health problems. Tufts School of Dental Medicine’s new postgraduate program in oral medicine will train dentists to care for these patients.

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Tufts Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

For Mark Brimhall-Vargas, a career focusing on social justice is the natural progression of his life’s circumstances

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