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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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ADEA Meeting 2016

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Meeting’s Opening Plenary Session began as it usually does, with the national anthem for the United States, for Canada — and for Wales.

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Yankee Dental Congress Round-Up 2016

Dental professionals from across the United States gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center January 27 – 31 for the 2016 Yankee Dental Congress. The annual meeting featured hundreds of TUSDM faculty members, staff, students and alumni who attended to take part in continuing education, dental products, resources and services.

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The Ties That Bind

When newborns struggle to breast-feed, a simple surgery may be the answer. The treatment is a frenectomy, the snipping of the frenum to free the tongue and/or upper lip. Physicians and midwives reportedly have performed frenectomies for hundreds of years.

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Fostering Diversity

This year’s alumni survey broke new ground by asking whether the School of Dental Medicine embraces diversity in all its dimensions. More than 96 percent of the 168 respondents from the classes of 2009 and 2012 replied with a resounding yes.

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Spotlight On: Dr. E. Leo Whitworth

The Clinical Faculty member for Comprehensive Care discusses his return to the dental school after a stroke.

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Students Reaching Out

The following was written by Alec Eidelman, D18, who reflected on his and his classmates’ service work as part of the Oral Health Promotion course.
If you catch a first year dental student outside of the gross anatomy lab, inside the simulation clinic, or enduring late nights in the library you may be surprised more »

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Dental Art & Science

Like so many procedures done at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, this one starts with an impression—not of a tooth, though, but of an ear or other facial feature. From that, maxillofacial prosthodontist Sujey Morgan casts an exact replica, in this case, a silicone prosthetic ear for a little boy born without one.

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Myth Busters

Among the skills a dentist must possess—clinical knowledge, nimble hands—the ability to listen to and communicate with patients has become more important than ever. As health care moves toward a more patient-centered model and as patients often arrive in the operatory with information they have gathered from the Internet or other sources, the ability to more »

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Double the Impact

As a child, Marina Castellino, D15, accidentally pulled out her older sister’s first loose tooth. She has known that dentistry was her passion ever since.

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