Global and Community Health

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Dentistry Aims to Go Green

December 11, 2019

During Harvard’s recent Worldwide Week, Donna Hackley, DMD, MA, an instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at HSDM, was featured on a panel of global and community health experts titled, “Climate Change, the Environment, and Oral Health.” Hackley spoke candidly about the bi-directional relationship between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. Dentistry, as an industry, impacts our planet’s environmental health, which affects oral...

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2019 Nov 22

Dental Therapists: A Discussion

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

TMEC Walter Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School

ASDA's District 1 Advocacy Committee will host a discussion about the role of Dental Therapy and its implications for the future of dental care. Featured speakers Dr. Mary-Jane Hanlon, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Tufts School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Maria Dolce, Associate Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing; and Ms. Laura Hale, State Advocacy Manager with the Dental Access Project; will provide perspectives from the fields of public health, public policy and dentistry. RSVP to attend: ...

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Dr. Alec Eidelman in clinic

Dentists Voice Concerns About Vaping

October 21, 2019

Dentists are adding their voices to the growing chorus of health care professionals with concerns about e-cigarettes and vaping.

“There has been this uptick in use and attention toward vaping. A lot of the information targeting consumers promotes it as healthier than smoking cigarettes, but that’s misleading because it’s not without risks,” said Dr. Alec S. Eidelman, a research fellow with HSDM’s Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, and dentist with the Cambridge Health Alliance.

According to Eidelman, a common symptom he sees associated with vaping is...

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2019 Oct 08

Worldwide Week: Building Bridges- Our Global Health Community at Work

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 109

Featuring:

Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology 
Director, Global Health Discipline 
and
Mary Tavares, DMD, MPH 
Program Director of the Advanced Graduate Education Program in Dental Public Health 
Senior Clinical Investigator, The Forsyth Institute 

 

 

 

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2019 May 13

2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi: Caring for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities and Global Health

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 106

 

Abu Dhabi Trip

Over spring break, six HSDM students traveled to Abu Dhabi, which was the site of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games and features a program called Special Smiles and provides dental screenings and care to athletes. HSDM students will share their experiences participating in the Special Smiles program and how inclusive programs like this are essential to providing positive dental experiences to all patients.
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2019 Apr 30

Advances in Addressing Oral Cancer: Cells to Society

8:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Center
Dean Michelle Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites guests to attend "Advances in Addressing Oral Cancer: Cells to Society" on April 30, featuring keynote speaker Sultan Pradham, surgical oncologist at Prince Aly Khan Hopistal, Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, and Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, India. The event is sponsored by Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard Chan School Zhu Family Center.

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2019 Mar 13

The State of Federal Health Policies: Where do we go from here?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 109

Presented By:
Jeffrey Sánchez, MPA
Former eight-term Massachusetts State Representative
2019 HSPH Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow


Chairman Sánchez has been advocating for healthcare reform for over sixteen years. In 2006, he worked to pass landmark legislation which affirmed health care as a right in Massachusetts. Since then, he has crafted laws that support and enable the Life Sciences industry to grow and thrive, establish a statewide health care cost benchmark, and worked to protect and ensure 98% of the state’s population has...

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