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Joy Wang with Dr. Guralnick

A Cherished Mentor Inspires a Gift

May 17, 2018

Joy Wang, DMD95, MPH95, arrived at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) at the age of twenty-two. Having grown up in California and attended the University of California, Davis, for her undergraduate studies in biochemistry, the young dental student was thousands of miles from her home, family and everything familiar. 

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Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

March 29, 2018

Not all health care is administered by physicians. Not all dental care is received in a reclining white chair. And when it comes to coverage, the U.S. does not always lead the way.

Rather, dental care — like health care — is a global issue, and this year, three Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students got a chance to take that lesson both to heart and into the field.... Read more about Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

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Spreading Smiles One Child at a Time

February 5, 2018

Five-year-old Ayrum Harris grasped a smiling rubber ducky in one hand while holding onto the hand of a dental student. After getting settled into a dental chair for an exam, the student gave him a pair of brightly-colored sunglasses to protect his eyes and explained how together they would count and polish his teeth, learn how to brush and floss, and fight cavity bugs. Ayrum put on the glasses and beamed in anticipation

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National Accreditation: Making the Grade

February 2, 2018

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education, reviews and evaluates dental education programs on a seven-year cycle. Last year, Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s faculty and administration prepared an extensive self-study for a CODA site visit in October. During the site visit, CODA representatives reviewed HSDM’s predoctoral (DMD) program and advanced graduate education (AGE) programs, and had the opportunity to meet with students...

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Northeastern class

Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

December 14, 2017

Dr. Leonard Brennan, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and fourth-year DMD student, Yassee Pirooz, were recently invited to teach a class of Northeastern University nurse practitioner (NP) students about the importance of interprofessional team relationships in medicine and dentistry.  

The presentation by Brennan and Pirooz explored the importance of the NP/dental collaboration in depth. ... Read more about Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Three Harvard Dentist-Scientists Elected 2017 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 30, 2017

A Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) faculty member, and two HSDM alumni were among 396 individuals chosen as 2017 AAAS Fellows for their work in science and technology, scientific leadership and achievements across disciplines. AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society, and has granted the distinction since 1874 when the tradition began. Fellows are elected by their peers to join...

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Assessing Oral Health Needs in Rwanda

November 15, 2017

Donna Hackley, PD95, HSDM instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, has worked closely with colleagues in Rwanda on the country’s first ever National Oral Health Survey. The survey was conducted to establish baseline national oral health status, inform oral health strategic planning, and build oral health research capacity.

Development and implementation of oral health promotion, prevention, disease management and infrastructure relies on availability of baseline national oral health information...

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