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News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

Meet Melanie

This fall, Melanie Sanches, D15, will spend her days in the Tufts Dental Clinic like hundreds of other TUSDM predoctoral students. She’ll be working with patients, learning from the practice coordinators and other faculty members, and preparing for life after graduation.

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Farewell to Maria Tringale

After 27 years of service to TUSDM, Maria Gove Tringale, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations, left Tufts on July 10 to accept a new position as Vice President for Individual and Corporate Giving at United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

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Helping Hands

Who were these teenagers? Alexandra Bassett, D14, first noticed them on the postgraduate floor at One Kneeland, where they were quietly lending a hand with suction or passing along instruments during procedures. She knew they were dental assisting students who showed up regularly but without much fanfare. Curious, and not particularly shy, Bassett struck up more »

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The Girl He Couldn’t Turn Away

A charity is born from a dentist’s desire to help a child with a disfiguring disease.
(Left: Leon Klempner, DG77, with Saline Atiene. Klempner assisted in the surgeries that helped repair her face. Photo: Christopher Appoldt)

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Practice Makes Perfect

On July 1, TUSDM embarked on a new pilot – though Assistant Professor Dr. Ruby Ghaffari would prefer another word.
“I would call this an initiative – I don’t like calling it a pilot,” she said. “I feel like we need to reinvent out of the box.”

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No Reservations

It’s a mid-December day on the Zia Indian pueblo, 35 miles outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The air is clear and sharp and infused with wood smoke. Adobe homes that blend in with their rocky surroundings line a winding road that snakes high up into the village where the Zia have lived for centuries.

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TUSDM Commencement Ceremony focuses on service and advocacy

TUSDM ushered the Class of D2014 into the world of dentistry on May 18, during the 146th Commencement Ceremony.

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These Kids Are Excited to Visit the Dentist

Boston.com, 5/22/2014 – “This week more than 50 pediatric dental volunteers gave 100 children free dental care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.”

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Tufts Dental Facilities there ‘for a population that needs us’

Worcester Magazine 5/22/2014 – Louise Caissie has been bringing her two sons, 39-year-old Daniel and 37-year-old Christopher, to a Tufts University dental clinic for more than 25 years.

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Four Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

BOSTON (May 5, 2014) — Tufts University School of Dental Medicine today announced the winners of its annual teaching awards.  Faculty members Quinn Chan, Timothy Hempton, Michael Kahn, and Rebecca Lufler were recognized for their accomplishments in teaching and their service to the school.

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