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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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Expanding Worldview

“Tufts—and the dental school especially—has always been an international school,” says Noshir Mehta, DG73, DI77, associate dean of global relations. With new exchange programs in Japan and Turkey, Tufts now has ties with 30 dental schools.

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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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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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