Faculty

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.

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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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2016 Mar 31

HRSA NEU Educational Programming Weekly Meeting

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

HSDM 202 Main

JOIN US!
Please join the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Northeastern University School of Nursing
for a weekly brown-bag lunch seminar series on topics focused on the integration of primary and oral health care.

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Topic: Communication, with Christine Reidy, PhD

HSDM 202 Main

2016 Apr 05

Giddon Annual Lecture: Dr. Marko Vujicic presents "What Dentistry Can Learn from Wayne Gretzky"

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium

Join us for the annual Professor Donald B. Giddon Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry. This year's speaker will be Dr. Marko Vujicic, PhD, Managing Vice President, Health Policy Resources Center, American Dental Association. Dr. Vujicic will present, "What Dentistry Can Learn from Wayne Gretzky."

Dr.Vujicic is responsible for overseeing the ADA’s policy research activities. Prior to joining the American Dental Association in 2011, he was Senior Economist with The World Bank in Washington D.C. where he directed the global health workforce...

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Dean’s Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

Dean’s Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

March 4, 2016

The first four recipients of the inaugural HSDM Dean’s Innovation Challenge were recently announced. The Dean’s Innovation Fund awards up to $25,000 of grant funding to HSDM faculty who propose innovative projects aimed at enhancing research, education or patient care.

Projects in basic, clinical, translational or social sciences were considered and evaluated based on the following criteria: their ability to gather pilot data that may be used to support future grant applications; their likeliness not to be funded by other mechanisms...

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New Core Competencies in Dental Education Will Combat Opioid Misuse

New Core Competencies in Dental Education Will Combat Opioid Misuse

February 12, 2016

On Thursday, February 11, Dean Bruce Donoff, along with the deans of Boston University and Tufts schools of dental medicine, gathered at the State House for an announcement by Governor Charlie Baker about new dental education core competencies for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.

“Educating our dental providers on prescribing practices for opioids is a critical step toward preventing drug misuse as we continue to combat this public health crisis,” said Governor Baker. “We are...

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Combating Prescription Drug Misuse Through Education

Combating Prescription Drug Misuse Through Education

January 8, 2016

A distressed patient arrives at a dental clinic complaining of jaw pain and pleading for pain medication. The dentist suspects it might be temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), but closer examination reveals years of neglected dental disease, a history of substance abuse, and potentially a more serious condition that could be cancer.

The scenario is one that could happen in any dental clinic or doctor’s office, but this particular example is part of a detailed training module designed to educate health care professionals who have to make critical treatment decisions that often...

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Continuing Education in Shanghai

First Continuing Education Course Offered in Shanghai, China

November 20, 2015

Drs. T. Howard Howell and David M. Kim from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) Division of Periodontology recently led a team of Harvard faculty to Shanghai, China to host HSDM’s first continuing education course at the Harvard Center Shanghai on October 19-21, 2015.

The course, “A Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Implant Dentistry” drew participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Macau. Dentists in attendance participated in a collaborative learning environment to discuss...

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