Category Archives: News and Features

News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

Prepare to Engage

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the average dental student has limited time. So between class, studying, and clinic time there’s little availability for adding in community service.  Happily, in an effort to foster civic engagement and strengthen community service at TUSDM, the Department of Public Health and Community Service (DPHCS) is more »

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Right from the Very Start

A blueprint for promoting oral health for babies and moms-to-be

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New Issue: Tufts Dental Medicine Magazine

The latest issue of Tufts Dental Medicine Magazine is now available online, featuring “That Special Touch: How We’re Caring for Patients with Disablities” by Jacqueline Mitchell.

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Team Excellence Award Winners: Information Technology

By the very nature of their job, Information Technology professionals tend to fly under the radar. But the IT group at TUSDM is in the spotlight after winning the Team Excellence Award last month.

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Practice Perfect

A new tooth-whitening product is coming on the market, and the manufacturer has a research contract with a dental school clinic to assess its effectiveness.

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Preventing Needless Dental Emergencies

The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with regular care or in-office root canals rose nearly 42 percent from 2000 to 2008, according to a first-of-its-kind study. In contrast, hospitalizations for all causes increased 5.3 percent during that same nine-year period.

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Gums Under Attack

We all know what contributes to gum disease—poor brushing, forgetting to floss, avoiding checkups, smoking. But what about a tough day at the office or dire financial straits?

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Support for Caregivers Needed to Improve Oral Health of Adults with Dev. Disabilities

First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough

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Introducing Dr. Samuel Koo

TUSDM welcomed more than just the Class of D2018 this fall. Among the newcomers to the dental school was Dr. Samuel Koo, who started at TUSDM on September 1 as the Director of Predoctoral Periodontology.

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Sox and Stats

Even if it’s sometimes uttered with sarcasm, they don’t call it “Friendly Fenway” for nothing. Tufts’ own Matthew Finkelman helped the ballpark live up to its nickname.

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