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Study Shows Nurse Practitioners to Be Vital Allies in Oral Health Care

January 7, 2019

Serving on the front lines of health care, a nurse practitioner may very well be the first to identify a patient’s oral health condition or disease, even before their dentist. A new national study conducted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine and its partners in the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), reveals nurse practitioners are well-prepared to meet this challenge.

The survey of nurse practitioner (NP) training programs focused on pediatric, family, and adult-gerontology...

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University of Rwanda Graduates First Class of Dentists

December 7, 2018

A jubilant crowd celebrated a victory in a soccer stadium in Huye, Rwanda, this past fall. The fanfare wasn’t for a soccer match, but rather for the commencement ceremony at the University of Rwanda — including its first-ever graduating class of dentists.

With a population of more than 12 million people and fewer than 40 registered dentists to serve them, adding 10 new graduates with bachelor’s degrees in dental surgery was a milestone for the future of the nation’s oral health.

Since 2011, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) has been a leading partner in the...

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Long-Running Grant Produces over 30 Years of Discoveries

November 6, 2018

When Dr. Bjorn R. Olsen, professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and Hersey Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) received funding for his NIH R01 grant, “Biogenesis of Extracellular Matrix” in 1985, his expectations were high that it might yield a new discoveries related to collagen-like proteins. Much to his delight, the grant, now extended for years 33 and 34, has been one of the most prolific in the history of the School, ... Read more about Long-Running Grant Produces over 30 Years of Discoveries

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