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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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Tufts Dental at the Marathon

For Dr. Todd Walkow, D96, it was perfect timing for a first Marathon. For Dr. Moonyoung Lee, A06, D09, DG12, and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, it was a chance at redemption.

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Students See the Future of Dentistry

They have only just begun, but they’re not wasting any time.
The students in the Tufts Dental Technology Club, which started this past February, are dedicated to seizing opportunities for new technology utilization at the dental school. For Benjamin Costa, D15, the intersection is natural.

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2014 ADEA Conference: Starring TUSDM

TUSDM staff, faculty and students recently traveled to the 2014 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session and Exhibition, which took place March 15 – 18. Nearly 50 TUSDM students, faculty and staff attended the session, which took place in San Antonio, Texas. Here are just a few of the awards and honors the TUSDM more »

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