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Dr. Catherine Hayes

Dr. Catherine Hayes Selected to Lead HSDM’s Dental Public Health Program

September 30, 2022

Dr. Catherine Hayes, a Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) alumna with an extensive background in public health research, policy, teaching, and mentoring, will return to HSDM in November to serve as program director for the Dental Public Health (DPH) advanced graduate education program. She will become a full-time faculty member in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology (OHPE) beginning November 1, 2022.

Hayes comes to HSDM most recently from MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid and Chip Program, where she served as dental director. She received her...

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Practicing Dentistry and Dance

September 21, 2022

Eshani Patel, DMD20, has been burning up the dance floor. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) alumna recently competed on the hit NBC show “Dancing with Myself,” and took home the grand prize of $25,000.

 

“I started learning Indian classical dance when I was about six years old and mostly trained in that while growing up,” said Patel. “Up until then and throughout my undergraduate college years, dance was simply a hobby...

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Presidential Scholars Will Focus on Public Service, Research, and Teaching

September 12, 2022

Four Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students have been awarded Harvard Presidential Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The full-tuition scholarship provides support to individuals committed to careers in public service or academia. Recipients must be currently pursuing a DMSc degree in an Advanced Graduate Education program or are predoctoral HSDM students with intentions to apply for a DMSc program at the School. This year’s talented recipients’ interests range from academic dentistry and research, to improving access to oral health care....

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Creating Oral Health Champions to Reach One Hundred Million Mouths and Advance Oral Health Equity

August 29, 2022

Primary care providers including pediatricians, internists, and family doctors as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants serve on the front lines of health care. They are often the first to notice oral health conditions when treating other health issues. Creating a network of health care allies who can train their peers and advocate for oral health is the idea behind the One Hundred Million Mouths Campaign (100 MMC)—an initiative originally funded by Health Resources and Service Administration...

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Dr. Sang Lee Appointed Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs

August 12, 2022

Dr. Sang Lee, a strong leader and highly admired colleague at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), has been named Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs. With this new leadership position, Lee will assume the role of Medical Director of the Harvard Dental Center (HDC) practices in both Longwood and Cambridge.

 

In partnership with the Harvard Dental...

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A Warm Introduction

August 8, 2022

Along with an early August heat wave in Boston, came a wave of new dental students who arrived on campus for a weeklong Introduction to the Profession. Excitement ran as high as the 90-degree temperatures, as the students got to meet their classmates for the first time and learn more about what to expect in the first year of their program.

The week began with a welcome from the deans of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dean William Giannobile, and Dean George Daley addressed the incoming class of dental and medical students at a...

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Emphasizing Preventative Care During National Oral Health Month

June 27, 2022

Dr. Tien Jiang, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, shares advice for dental patients in a recent interview during National Oral Health Month in June.

“June is one of the best months in Boston. The days are longer and warmer, and the beginning of summer excites us all. So, as you long for melty ice cream cones and juicy watermelon slices, there are practical ways to get your mouth in shape to enjoy a fun summer with delicious treats,” Jiang said.... Read more about Emphasizing Preventative Care During National Oral Health Month

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Dr. Alejandro Lanis Selected to Lead HSDM’s Implant Dentistry Program

June 9, 2022

Dr. Alejandro Lanis, a recognized international lecturer in digital dentistry, esthetics, prosthodontics and oral implantology, has been selected to lead Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s (HSDM) Advanced Graduate Education program in Implant Dentistry. He will serve as a member of the faculty in the department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences (RDBS). His appointment will begin in September 2022.

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HSDM Alumni Come Together Again

HSDM Alumni Come Together Again

June 7, 2022

Alumni spanning generations and hailing from all over the world returned to Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) on Alumni Day for the first time since 2019, before the onset of the pandemic. To celebrate the special return of the in-person event, Alumni Day took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. The event reconnected alumni with their classmates and with their alma mater.

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