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Losing a Legend: HSDM Mourns the Loss of Walter C. Guralnick

Losing a Legend: HSDM Mourns the Loss of Walter C. Guralnick

September 7, 2017

Walter C. Guralnick, DMD41, a pioneer in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery education who served Harvard for more than seven decades, died Wednesday, September 6 at the age of 100. Dr. Guralnick was a mentor and friend to many at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and had a lasting impact in the lives and careers of the School’s students and faculty.

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HSDM Singer Knocks It out of the Ballpark

September 6, 2017

Martha Vedrine, staff assistant in the Office of Dental Education recently sang the National Anthem at the opening of the Red Sox game on Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

Vedrine was selected to represent the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) during Union Night at Fenway Park. After sending taped recordings of her performances to the Red Sox she was officially given the honor of singing at the revered ballpark.

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The Class of 2021 Begins Their Journey at HSDM

August 7, 2017

Orientation began the first week of August, as Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed a new class of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students. The talented group of 35 were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants—representing under 5% of the applicant pool. The incoming class includes 17 women and 18 men hailing from 18 different states and representing 29 different undergraduate institutions.

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City Officials Declare “Harvard School of Dental Medicine Day” in Boston on the School’s Founding Day

City Officials Declare “Harvard School of Dental Medicine Day” in Boston on the School’s Founding Day

July 19, 2017

On Monday, July 17 the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community, City of Boston officials, Harvard representatives, and Longwood neighbors gathered to celebrate the School’s founding 150 years ago on July 17, 1867.

Under sunny blue skies, nearly 300 guests assembled outside the School’s Research and Education building to enjoy lunch, ice cream, music and birthday cake. 

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American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

July 6, 2017

In a recent American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, “Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering,” Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdM, assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Lisa Simon, DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, argue that oral health should increasingly become part of overall health care services and training. Read more about American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

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New Research Led by HSDM Suggests 3D Photography Could Offer Better Orthodontic Diagnosis Using Less Radiation

June 27, 2017

Common orthodontic problems such as crossbite, overbite, underbite, and crowding of the teeth can have a negative impact on a person’s physical appearance, dental function, and overall self esteem. To make a diagnosis and plan treatment, orthodontists currently take multiple x-ray images of the entire skull before, during and after orthodontic treatment. Read more about New Research Led by HSDM Suggests 3D Photography Could Offer Better Orthodontic Diagnosis Using Less Radiation

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HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero

June 14, 2017

Each year the Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff members whose work supports the University’s mission at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Harvard Heroes go “above and beyond” their roles and are among the University’s most high-perform­ing staff.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine recipient of this year’s Harvard Hero honor is Christina Dervishian, HSDM Global and Community Health Program Coordinator. Read more about HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero

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Harvard Launches a National Center to Evaluate Oral Health Integration in Primary Care Training

June 12, 2017

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School was awarded a five-year, $3.5 million dollar cooperative agreement grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a national Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). Read more about Harvard Launches a National Center to Evaluate Oral Health Integration in Primary Care Training

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Giving Back to a School That Shaped a Career

June 5, 2017

Knowing that a substantial gift could make a big impact for a small school like the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), Robert Chuong, DMD77, MD77, PD82, and his wife Elaine Wong, DMD, recently established a Charitable Lead Annuity Trust in the amount of $1 million for HSDM. The trust will provide the School with an annual sum for a term of 20 years.

“I feel thankful for the opportunity to go to Harvard. HSDM was naturally the place to give my gift,” Chuong said.

As a graduate student, Chuong came to HSDM from New York City. His first impression of

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