Faculty

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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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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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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2017 May 23

Annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Special Tea

1:00pm to 2:00pm


Annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony
hosted by Dean Donoff and the HSDM Faculty

Ceremony
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Armenise Amphitheater - new location this year!

Special Tea
2:00-3:00 pm
REB Auditorium

2017 Honorees

  • DMD and AGE Student Award Recipients
  • Distinguished Junior and Senior Faculty Members
  • Outstanding Staff and Teaching Faculty Award Recipients

*Please note, the afternoon Teaching Practice and Faculty Group Practice session will start at 2pm to allow for attendance at the award...

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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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2017 Mar 20

ADEA Symposium "Three Levels of Oral Health Providers: Oral Physician, Dentist and Dental Therapist"

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

The Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, Rm: LBCC - S-7

Can you train oral health care providers to provide both dental care and limited primary medical care? Is this a desirable path for dentistry? What services would these dentists provide? What health outcomes could be achieved? This symposium explores the possible future of this idea, including the concept of three levels of training: medically competent oral physicians; technically proficient dentists with less medical expertise; and mid-level providers. You will engage in debate with thought-leaders in dentistry and dental education about this possible future direction for dentistry.

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DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

August 23, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Ana Fernanda Calles, a fourth-year DMD student, was recently awarded the HSDM Global Health Research Travel Award to pursue research in oral health literacy in diabetics with periodontal disease in Mexico City, Mexico.

“My passion for improving the current state of the Mexican healthcare system comes from my strong roots and cultural ties to the country; both my parents are natives of Mexico City and I am very familiar with the city,” said Calles.

Calles will be working with the group Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador...

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HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

July 27, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Since 2013, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences have partnered with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard Island to combat oral health disparities within the Native American population. During their three years of collaboration, HSDM students involved in the program have learned that cultural competency is key in effectively treating patients with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Under the instruction of...

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New Study by HSDM Researchers May Have Implications for Treating Osteoporosis

New Study by HSDM Researchers May Have Implications for Treating Osteoporosis

June 30, 2016

As we age, every stumble or fall comes with a risk—a risk that is even greater for those ten million people in the U.S. who have osteoporosis, a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass, poor bone quality and fractures. Each year, 1.5 million bone fractures are attributed to osteoporosis, including 350,000 hip fractures. But hip or other fractures in older and osteoporotic patients do not heal easily and this often leads to significant impairments in daily life, and even death.

Dr. Roland Baron, professor and chair of...

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