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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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Lanske Lab Research Finding Could Influence Treatment of Osteoporosis and Other Diseases

April 17, 2017

Researchers in the Lanske Laboratory at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with the Rosen Laboratory at Maine Medical Center have been studying the function of Parathyroid hormone (PTH) beyond its well-known role in maintaining calcium homeostasis in the body. PTH has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis in humans to induce bone formation. Their recent finding published in

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Intini Lab Research Leads to Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital Surgeons on Potential Treatments for Craniofacial Malformations

April 5, 2017

A recent research finding published in Stem Cell Reports could potentially lead to therapies that address craniofacial malformations in children. Craniofacial malformations are deformities that affect a child’s head and facial bones—disorders such as cleft palate, or craniosynostosis that are present at birth.

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