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Members of the HSDM Green Team and Sustainability Committee pose together at an event promoting reusable mugs.

Green Team and Sustainability Committee Inspired by Research Linking Oral Health to the Effects of Climate Change

April 21, 2021

In November of 2019, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) established its first Green Team and Sustainability Committee, bringing together students, faculty, and staff who were committed to exploring ways to make impactful changes to the School’s environmental footprint. The committee came together as a result of a Harvard Worldwide Week presentation by Dr. Donna Hackley, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, which focused on the bi-directional relationship between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The committee focused on evaluating...

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A group of HSDM students and faculty pose with a member of the Wampanoag Tribe while visiting Martha's Vineyard with the Wampanoag Outreach Group

HSDM’s Wampanoag Outreach Group Honored with HMS Dean’s Community Service Award for Portable Clinic Pilot Program

March 30, 2021

A Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community outreach group recently received the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Dean’s Community Service Award for their work to provide better access to oral and systemic health care to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (WTGH), as well as other underserved communities on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The Wampanoag Outreach Group Portable Clinic Project, spearheaded by HSDM students and faculty members Camille Herzog, DMD22, Natalie Wen, DMD22, Susanna Yeh, DMD23, Kristie Kaczmarek, DMD23, and Brian Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy...

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2021 May 27

Commencement and Class Day

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual
Harvard University and Harvard School of Dental Medicine will hold virtual graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 27, 2021 to ensure the health and safety of the Harvard communities. The University-wide Commencement ceremony will take place in the morning, followed by virtual Class Day exercises for Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School in the afternoon.

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Headshot of Dr. Hiroe Ohyama, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences

HSDM Faculty and Students Receive Awards at ADEA Annual Session

March 12, 2021

Several members of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) community will be recognized at this year’s American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session. The virtual event includes awards, scholarships, and fellowships recognizing achievement and distinction among its members.

Hiroe Ohyama, MMSc96, DMD03, assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, received the...

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My Dental Key team with faculty mentors

Online Dental Education Platform Created at HSDM Attracts Dental Students Worldwide

March 8, 2021

Two years ago, before COVID-19 upended in-person learning, a team of five Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) DMD students had the idea of creating “My Dental Key”— an online platform with step-by-step video tutorials of dental procedures to supplement clinical and classroom learning. After launching the platform with 30 instructional videos in November 2020, My Dental Key has quickly amassed over 3,000 users and 350 active subscribers from around the globe, and is gaining the attention of a growing number of dental students and educators...

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Headshot of David Wu, DMSc23, taken by Shaima Bahammam, DMSc23

Meet Dr. David Wu: A Future Clinician-Scientist Charting His Course at HSDM

March 4, 2021

David T. Wu, DMSc23, is an Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Periodontology. Born in Suzhou, China, Wu grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and received his Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University in 2015, followed by his DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill. In his free time, Wu enjoys running and cycling around Boston. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wu also enjoyed weekly Boston Symphony Orchestra...

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child with dental students

Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

February 10, 2021

Smiles on the faces of patients and providers were still discernible even through layers of masks and PPE at Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s recent Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. The annual event, held each February during Children’s Dental Health Month, offers an opportunity for kids ages one to 17 to receive free dental care.

Stephanie, a mother who brought in four-year-old Ellie for her first appointment, watched as her daughter received care from dental students. “She was scared at first but now she’s all chatty. This is awesome!”... Read more about Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

Headshot of Lonnie Norris, DMD76, MPH77

HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

February 8, 2021

In late January, dental professionals and students gathered for the first-ever virtual Yankee Dental Congress. The three-day event brought together dental professionals from all over New England and beyond to connect with colleagues, participate in professional development, discover new innovations, and advance the profession of dentistry. The annual event also offers an opportunity for the dental community to recognize the achievements and contributions of those in the field.... Read more about HSDM Alumni and Students Receive Recognition at the First-Ever Virtual Yankee Dental Congress

2021 Feb 04

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Office of Global and Community Health presents and oral health seminar series event:

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

Featuring
Donna Hackley, DMD, MA, MPH Candidate
Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Jennifer Lee, DMD21
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Lia Sgourakes
Associate Director of Facilities and Operations
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
...

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New Scholarship Represents a ‘Decisive Step Forward’ Toward Greater Equity in Dentistry

New Scholarship Represents a ‘Decisive Step Forward’ Toward Greater Equity in Dentistry

January 13, 2021

Beginning this year, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) will be able to offer scholarship support to dental students from underrepresented minority backgrounds with financial need through the Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship. The endowed fund was recently activated with a capstone gift made by Colgate-Palmolive Company. It has also been supported by HSDM alumni and community members dedicated to expanding diversity in dentistry.

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2021 Apr 06

Student Research Day & Giddon Lecture

8:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Via Zoom TBA

 

April 6, 2021 (via Zoom)
 
8:00am-9:30am     
The Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry featuring Dr. Richard Watt, professor of Dental Public health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Lancet Commissioner for Global Oral Health; and Director of Research for Central North West London Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. His research focuses on the...

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Fellowship Recipient Pursues Career at the Intersection of Periodontics and Public Health

Fellowship Recipient Pursues Career at the Intersection of Periodontics and Public Health

November 30, 2020

Danielle “Danni” Burgess, a first-year resident in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Periodontology program, was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry so she could help individuals like her grandmother who struggled with periodontal disease and tooth loss. A new Periodontology Fellowship is helping her take a step closer to her dream. Burgess is the first recipient of the fellowship that was funded last year with the support of the program’s alumni and friends.

“I grew up in Seaforth Village, Jamaica. I was raised by my grandmother, who struggled with periodontal disease...

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Drs. Bertini and Franklin

HSDM Alumna Reflects on Progress and Potential to Address Racial Inequities

November 10, 2020

Fifty years ago, Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74, PD76, became the first woman of color to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine and one of the first five women to earn a DMD degree. A trailblazer throughout her life, Franklin, a global leader in oral health policy, achieved many firsts in her career, paving the way for future generations of women and individuals of color in dentistry.

Today, she sees a pressing need to address racial inequities in oral health care in light of COVID-19. She...

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