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Medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and HIV and even cancer treatment can cause oral health problems. Tufts School of Dental Medicine’s new postgraduate program in oral medicine will train dentists to care for these patients.
For Mark Brimhall-Vargas, a career focusing on social justice is the natural progression of his life’s circumstances
In 1969, Dr. Edward D’Eramo went from being a student Tufts Dental School, to a graduate, to a junior faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry – all in about three days.
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 »
A blueprint for promoting oral health for babies and moms-to-be
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?