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School of Dental Medicine

Kathryn Dolan

Assistant Professor

Kathryn Dolan

Kathryn Dolan

Assistant Professor

Phone (617) 291-2217
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Kathryn Dolan RDH, MEd is the Director of the Tufts Statewide Community Dental Program and an Assistant Professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), Department of Public Health and Community Service.

Her career in public health began over 35 years ago establishing community-based dental programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She is course director for Oral Health Promotion, Epidemiology, School-Based Pediatric Clinic Rotation and co-teaches the elective Health Literacy Intensive course at TUSDM.

Professor Dolan mentors students who are interested in special care dentistry, community-based dental programs and health literacy.

Education: 
Tisch Faculty Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University, 2012-2013
CELT Faculty Fellow, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Tufts University, 2011-2012
Masters in Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1987-1990
Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977-1979
Certificate in Dental Hygiene, Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene, Boston, 1975-1977
Professional Experience: 
2015-Present:

Course Director, Epidemiology, Departments of Public Health and Community Service and Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2014-Present:

Co-Teacher, Health Literacy Intensive Elective Course, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2014-Present:

Course Director, Pediatric Dentistry-Josiah Quincy School Rotation, Departments of Public Health and Community Service and Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2013-Present:

Faculty, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

2008-Present:

Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Instructor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene

2006-Present:

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Health and Community Service, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1996-Present:

Director, Tufts Community Dental Program, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1990-1996:

Statewide Program Coordinator Office of Oral Health, Special Needs Dental Program Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dept. of Public Health

1985-1990:

Program Manager/Dental Hygienist, Preventive Dental Program for Individuals with Developmentally Disabilities City of Boston, Bureau of Community Dental Programs

1980-1985:

Community Dental Hygienist, Campaign of Concern–Boston Area, National Foundation for the Handicapped

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Excellence in Community Oral Health Award, The Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition, 2011
Book Award Recipient for Academic Excellence, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1990
Sigma Phi Honor Society for Dental Hygienists, Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene, Boston, 1977
Professional Memberships: 
2008-Present: Better Oral Health in Massachusetts Coalition
2006-Present: American Association of Public Health Dentistry
2005-Present: Massachusetts Coalition of Oral Health
2001-Present: Health Care For All, Massachusetts
1998-Present: Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Woman Educators
1977-Present: Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society
1977-Present: American Dental Association