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Dr. Thomas Murnane, quadruple Jumbo, former TUSDM Dean and Tufts Senior Vice President, passed away on March 20, 2014 in Marblehead, Mass. after a lengthy illness. Dr. Murnane was known as a Tufts institution: he earned a bachelor’s degree, a D.M.D., a postgraduate certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Ph.D. from Tufts; taught more »
At TUSDM, the Office of Academic Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, is rolling out a new program to help students learn to care for the whole patient.
A tradition since 1935, Bates-Andrews Research Day has been giving predoctoral and postdoctoral students the opportunity to showcase their research activities for nearly 80 years. And every year it seems to get bigger.
Music. Dance. Food. History. There are many ways to celebrate a cultural heritage, and TUSDM students, staff and faculty were able to experience all of them recently at two cultural events on campus. The first, a long-standing tradition of the Student National Dental Association’s (SNDA) Black History Month Dinner, and the other a brand-new event more »
In 1972, James Hanley sat in an auditorium full of fellow first year dental students. As they went around the room introducing themselves and what undergraduate college they came from, the new student began to be intimidated.
Nearly 28,000 dental professionals converged on the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from January 30 through February 2 for the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress, hosted by the Massachusetts Dental Society. The congress featured dozens of speakers, hundreds of exhibitors, and many special events. And throughout the entire congress, TUSDM was present to celebrate and learn.
In Honduras, they are known as la brigada, or “the brigade.” And they are on a mission to bring new smiles to patients there.
Dr. John Driscoll could be a daunting presence in the classroom and in the clinic.
“We called him ‘The Bear,’” said Dr. Kathryn Ragalis, Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, “When I first met him I was afraid of him.”
It’s remote. It’s small. It’s professionally challenging. Apparently, it’s also one of the bear capitals of the world. But none of those things have stopped Dr. Katherine Dubois, D12, the lone dentist practicing in the tiny island village of Wrangell, Alaska.
To pinpoint the source of Jane Steffensen’s passion for public health, one must go back to the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry. While pursuing her degree in dental hygiene, Steffensen spent several summers working in a special program between the Michigan Department of Health and the dental school to provide oral health care to more »