When Laura Rushford, DMD17, began her predoctoral program at HSDM she knew she wanted to craft beautiful smiles. A desire to help patients regain their smiles has been a driving force for Rushford ever since. Throughout her DMD training she volunteered with programs like Operation Mouthguard, Project Bridge Clinic, and ACTION Clinic, where she worked with patients who may not otherwise have access to dental care. In the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices she refined her skills... Read more about Prosthodontics Fellowship Opens Doors for DMD Alumna
Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) was recently honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The Award honors colleges and universities nationwide that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Thirty-six new DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) students arrived on campus in early August eager to begin their dental careers at Harvard. The enrollees hail from 16 states and join HSDM from more than 27 different colleges and universities. They were selected from a group of over 1,000 prospective students, representing just under 5% of the applicant pool.
When Erinne Kennedy, MMSc2019, PD18 was growing up in Middleport, Ohio, she never imagined someone from her hometown of 2,500 people—let alone herself—would become the first of anything at Harvard. Kennedy recently became the first post-doctoral student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s MMSc in Dental Education Program.
Student Research Day at HSDM is an annual event where graduating dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. This year’s event, held on April 9, provided students with the opportunity to showcase their research in poster sessions and interact with faculty, staff, and peers. ... Read more about Research Day Showcases Student’s Scholarly Work
Five-year-old Ayrum Harris grasped a smiling rubber ducky in one hand while holding onto the hand of a dental student. After getting settled into a dental chair for an exam, the student gave him a pair of brightly-colored sunglasses to protect his eyes and explained how together they would count and polish his teeth, learn how to brush and floss, and fight cavity bugs. Ayrum put on the glasses and beamed in anticipation.