Global and Community Health

2016 Dec 01

HSDM/Northeastern Seminar Series: Diabetes and Oral Health

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB), Room 302

Join the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Northeastern University School of Nursing for a weekly brown-bag lunch seminar series on topics focused on the integration of primary and oral health care. This week's topic will be Diabetes and Oral Health: An Irish Model, with Dr. John Ahern.

2016 Nov 18

Oral Health Seminar Series: Integrating Oral Health into Primary Medical Care

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 109

The Office of Global and Community Health invites you to join us for a presentation by Dr. John Ahern, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, as part of our Oral Health Seminar Series.

 RSVP by email to request lunch ticket by 11/17/16. 

*Ticket required for lunch being served during presentation* 

 

 

Leadership Forum Brings Together Powerful Advocates for Integrating Dentistry and Medicine

Leadership Forum Brings Together Powerful Advocates for Integrating Dentistry and Medicine

November 9, 2016

Leaders in academia, healthcare, and business recently came to together at forum hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) to address the idea of integrating dentistry and medicine. The two-day event, “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2.0,” featured thought-provoking speakers, panelists, and discussion around the idea of connecting oral health to overall health to achieve better patient outcomes and lower costs.

Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

October 3, 2016

Dr. John Ahern joined HSDM as a Fulbright Scholar from Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Ahern received both his dental (2010) and medical (2015) degrees from Trinity College Dublin, and his masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2013). He has worked as a dentist and physician and completed an internship at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Oral Health in Geneva, Switzerland. As a well-rounded healthcare professional, Dr.

2016 Oct 11

DPH Journal Club with Dr. Frank A. Catalanotto

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

TBD

Dental therapists: Why they are good for dentists and underserved patients

Presented By: Dr. Frank A Catalanotto, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science – University of Florida

 


 

DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

August 23, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Ana Fernanda Calles, a fourth-year DMD student, was recently awarded the HSDM Global Health Research Travel Award to pursue research in oral health literacy in diabetics with periodontal disease in Mexico City, Mexico.

“My passion for improving the current state of the Mexican healthcare system comes from my strong roots and cultural ties to the country; both my parents are natives of Mexico City and I am very familiar with the city,” said Calles.

HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

July 27, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Since 2013, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences have partnered with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard Island to combat oral health disparities within the Native American population. During their three years of collaboration, HSDM students involved in the program have learned that cultural competency is key in effectively treating patients with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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