Global and Community Health

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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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Illustrating a New Chapter: Student-Artist Discovers Her Place in Pediatric Dentistry

May 16, 2022

If it wasn’t for dentistry, Elizabeth Durham, DMD22, probably would have been an illustrator. Growing up in central Massachusetts, she knew from a young age she wanted a career involving art in some way. It wasn’t until her regular checkups with the pediatric dentist where she looked forward to going to the office that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry.

 

“I started shadowing there from a young age and was...

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Natalie Wen

Fulfilling a Promise: Serving with Confidence and Care

May 13, 2022

When Natalie Wen, DMD22, graduates with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree this May, a promise between eighth grade friends will be fulfilled.

“My friend’s mom was a dentist and we always said we should become dentists and open our own practice someday,” Wen said. “At an early age I knew that I wanted a career in healthcare.”

While both Wen and her childhood friend, who attends dental school in Wen’s home state of Wisconsin, will become dentists, after graduation the two will take different paths in their careers.... Read more about Fulfilling a Promise: Serving with Confidence and Care

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Final Impressions: Creating a Lasting Impact Through Dentistry and Medicine

May 5, 2022

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Jack Harris, DMD22, never thought he would be attending one of the top dental schools – Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). “HSDM is the most prestigious dental school not only in the U.S., but the world. Me, just a kid from Missouri, would never have imagined that I would be representing the HSDM graduating class of 2022,” said Harris.

 

Harris was extremely active in sports and academics...

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Michael Cevallos

Finding the Right Chemistry: National Healthcare Scholar Finds His Calling in Community Health

May 10, 2022

Michael Cevallos, DMD22, might have become a chemist rather than a dentist, if not for an experience in a pediatric dental practice that changed his plans. As an undergraduate at the University of Richmond, he majored in Chemistry with the full intention of becoming a chemical engineer. In his spare time, he tutored and mentored at-risk middle school youth in Richmond Public Schools. He gravitated to dentistry after shadowing his aunt, a pediatric dentist, and realizing the positive impact he enjoyed as a tutor he could have improving the lives of patients.

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Taking the Field: Student-Athlete Finds Her Niche in Oral Surgery

May 2, 2022

Grateful. That’s the word Nicole Beck, DMD22, uses to sum up her time at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM).

 

Growing up just outside of Philadelphia, PA, Beck headed to the west coast to attend the University of California (UC), Berkeley as an undergrad, balancing her academic career between her studies and research in integrative biology, and playing Division I lacrosse.

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HSDM Reflects on the Loss and Legacy of Friend and Mentor, Dr. Paul Farmer

March 4, 2022

Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician who devoted his professional life to advancing health as a human right, was an advocate, friend, and mentor to many at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). He understood the importance of oral health as a human right and was a key partner with HSDM faculty in building oral healthcare capacity in the far corners of the world. Dr. Farmer died February 21, 2022 in Rwanda at the age of 62. HSDM faculty who knew him well, reflect on his legacy.

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2022 Feb 28

Global and Community Health Seminar Series with Stephen Benjamin (Former Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Office of Global and Community Health Seminar Series​

A Conversation with HSPH Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, 

Stephen Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, South Carolina

Presented by: 

Stephen Benjamin

Former Mayor, Columbia, South Carolina 

Monday, February 28, 2022

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Delivering Care to Future Generations

February 16, 2022

Nearly 50 smiling patients received care at Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s recent Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. The event, held annually in February during Children’s Dental Health Month, offers free dental care to children ages one to 17.

 

Student organizers Stephanie Yang, DMD24, and Kadriye Hargett, DMD24, planned and promoted this year’s event working closely with faculty and student volunteers. Although COVID-19...

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