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School of Dental Medicine

David Leader

Associate Professor
Lead Practice Coordinator for the 2nd floor Pre-Doctoral Clinic

David Leader

David Leader

Associate Professor
Lead Practice Coordinator for the 2nd floor Pre-Doctoral Clinic

Phone (617) 636-0930
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. David Leader is the director of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine DMD/MPH Dual Degree Program. He is an associate professor in the department of Comprehensive Care and he is the lead practice coordinator for the 2nd floor predoctoral clinic. He graduated from Emory University in 1981, with a degree in Art History. He is a member of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Class of 1985 and earned a Master of Public Health from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2013. Dr Leader is a nationally recognized expert on scleroderma and oral health. He helped manage the writing of the Massachusetts Oral Health Guidelines for Pregnancy and Early Childhood (Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2016). Currently, he is a health policy fellow with the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; his research explores the possible expansion of the scope of dental practice. Dr. Leader is also the 2017 recipient of the Tufts University Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service.

Education: 
M. P. H. Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), 2013
D.M.D. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), 1985
B.A. History of Art, Emory College of Emory University, 1981
A.A. Liberal Arts, Oxford College of Emory University, 1979
Professional Experience: 
2015-Present:

Director, DMD/MPH Dual Degree Program, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2015-Present:

Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine

2014-Present:

Lead Practice Coordinator, Tufts Univeristy School of Dental Medicine

2011-Present:

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Diagnosis and Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2007-Present:

Group Practice Coordinator, Back Bay Group, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1989-Present:

Private Practice, D2/Leader Dental Associates, Malden, MA

2013-2015:

Volunteer faculty advisor for DMD/MPH students, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2006-2011:

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2004-2006:

Clinical Instructor, Department of General Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1997-2005:

Externship Site Preceptor, Dental Assisting Program, Northeastern Metropolitan Vocational Technical High School

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dental Honor Society, 2013-Present
Provost Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service, Tufts University, 2017
Health Policy Fellowship. ADA/TUSDM, 2017
Alumni Board Speaker, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs Graduation, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2016
Delta Omega Poster Award, American Public Health Association National meeting, Boston, 2013
McKenna Volunteer Hero, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2013
Associated Content Top 1000 contributor for (of 350,000) –based on quality and popularity of submissions, 2009-2011
Scleroderma Foundation Doctor of the Year, 2008
Special Award, Tri-city Community Action Program (Tri-CAP), Malden, MA, 2004
Community Service Award, Tri-CAP, Malden, MA, 2001
Professional Memberships: 
2016-Present: AxiUm working group, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
2013-Present: Editorial Board, Tufts Dental Magazine, Tufts Uinversity School of Dental Medicine
2011-Present: OKU Dental Honor Society, Member, Vice President of the Tufts Chapter (2013-2014), President of the Tufts Chapter (2014-2015)
2007-Present: Medical Advisory Board, Member, Scleroderma Foundation, New England Chapter