Category Archives: News and Features

News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

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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News at One Kneeland: October 2016

Grants approved for TUSDM implant research
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry Foundation (AAIDF) selected a TUSDM research project as a grant recipient for 2016. Andrew Lum, D18, received a grant for his work “Association between Lateral Window Bone Thickness and Membrane Perforation during Sinus Augmentation.” The grant is for $2,000, plus $500 in more »

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Dentist On Display: Omar Abuzaineh, D13

After the externship experience of a lifetime, Omar Abuzaineh, D13, found his calling bringing oral health to Native American populations in Arizona.

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To Floss or Not To Floss

When a news item questioning the scientific evidence behind flossing made the rounds earlier this summer, TUSDM dentists seized the opportunity to draw attention to the often-neglected topic of oral hygiene.

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News at One Kneeland: September 2016

New faculty leadership 

  • Naciye Guzin Uzel has been appointed assistant professor and assistant predoctoral program director in periodontology, effective September 1. Uzel was previously a faculty member in periodontology for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She brings significant experience in clinical care and active research.
  • Martyn Green has more »
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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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