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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?
First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough
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.
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.
Anthony DiNardo, D62, peers into the mouth of the sturdy 4-year-old while a woman in pink looks on fondly. After a careful look, DiNardo appears satisfied. But rather than offering a smile, sticker or sugarless lollipop, DiNardo simply says “down and back,” and the young Rottweiler, with his elegant handler, trots briskly across the blue more »