Category Archives: News and Features

News and feature stories for Tuts Dental School

Bates-Andrews Research Day 2014

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.

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TUSDM Celebrates Black History, Arab Culture

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 »

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Dr. Hanley to become Dean of UNE College of Dental Medicine

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.

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TUSDM at Yankee Dental Congress

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.more »

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‘La Brigada’ Builds Smiles in Honduras

In Honduras, they are known as la brigada, or “the brigade.” And they are on a mission to bring new smiles to patients there.

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Remembering Dr. John Driscoll

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.”

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The Road Less Traveled

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.

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Spotlight on: Jane Steffensen

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 »

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Education with Byte

A computer game project headed by Jenny Citrin, D14, will help kids teach kids about oral health

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In His Father’s Footsteps

The end of one career leads to the beginning of another for dental family

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