Student News

Give Kids a Smile Event Warms Hearts and Generates Smiles

Give Kids a Smile Event Warms Hearts and Generates Smiles

February 22, 2017

Neither mountains of snow, nor chilly temperatures deterred local families and volunteers from coming to Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) on Saturday, February 11 for the annual Give Kids a Smile Event. The popular event held in the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices was an opportunity for kids ages one to seventeen to receive free dental care and to learn about oral health.

Change makers: Students Receive Grant to Spread Awareness of Nutrition and Oral Health

Change makers: Students Receive Grant to Spread Awareness of Nutrition and Oral Health

December 7, 2016

HSDM students Morgane Amat and Tiffany Chien (DMD 2019 candidates) and their HMS teammates George Agyapong and Jun Liu (MD 2019 candidates) were recently awarded an Agents of Change grant for their project Interventions in Family Oriented Optimal Diet for Development (iFOODD) which aims to spread awareness of nutrition and oral health in families that have children with special needs.

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

Gift Kicks Off the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship

October 28, 2016

Colgate-Palmolive Company has made a generous $50,000 gift toward the establishment of the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tribute to prominent African American figures in the School’s history — Robert Tanner Freeman, DMD1869, George Franklin Grant, DMD1870, and Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74. The funding will support a DMD student from an underrepresented minority group or with significant financial need.

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.