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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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A Warm Welcome and White Coats for the Class of 2020

A Warm Welcome and White Coats for the Class of 2020

August 8, 2016

During the first week of August, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed a new class of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students. The Class of 2020 is made up of 35 talented individuals who were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants. The incoming class includes 21 women and 14 men representing 19 states and 27 different undergraduate institutions.

The new dental students participated in orientation events throughout the week, along with their Harvard Medical School (HMS) classmates. On the morning of Tuesday, August 2, they were addressed by acting HMS dean, Barbara...

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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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2016 Aug 05

White Coat Ceremony

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

HMS Quad

New DMD students and their families are invited to attend the annual White Coat Ceremony from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on the HMS Quad, followed by the Dean’s White Coat Reception. At 3 p.m. HSDM will host a special tea in the REB Lobby for students, their families and the HSDM community.

HSDM Celebrates 2016 Graduates

HSDM Celebrates 2016 Graduates

May 26, 2016

Harvard Commencement and Class Day was held on Thursday, May 26 with celebration and ceremony. The day began with the graduating students marching into Harvard’s Tercentenary Theatre for Morning Exercises. Music, tradition, and remarks by students and deans commemorated the 375th Commencement.

Degree candidates from 13 schools and Harvard College were recognized by school and cheered by the crowd. Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) awarded 61 degrees– 13 Master of Medical Sciences, 12 Doctor of Medical Sciences, 36 Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees.

Later in the...

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 Student Profile: Fast Facts About Marathoner Sarah Wicheta

Student Profile: Fast Facts About Marathoner Sarah Wicheta

April 15, 2016

As an athlete and a first-year DMD student, Sarah Wicheta thinks about her medical classes when she runs. With each stride, breath, and heartbeat, she calculates how her body is functioning and how it corresponds with what she’s learning in anatomy and physiology.

On Monday, April 18, Wicheta will run in the 120th Boston Marathon. She estimates that she’s logged over 500 miles training for Monday’s race, which she qualified for by running a marathon in her hometown of Wenatchee, Washington in under three hours and thirty-five minutes. 

This winter she ran over...

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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

HSDM Student Entrepreneur is a Finalist for the President’s Challenge

HSDM Student Entrepreneur is a Finalist for the President’s Challenge

March 25, 2016

Second-year DMD student Nisarg Patel, was recently selected as one of ten finalists in this year's President's Challenge. The Challenge, with a grand prize of $100,000, aims to catalyze student-led ventures to solve some of the world’s most critical problems. It provides Harvard students with an opportunity to take their ideas and turn them into startup businesses with the...

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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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Smiles Abound at Annual Give Kids a Smile Event

Smiles Abound at Annual Give Kids a Smile Event

February 9, 2016

On Saturday, February 6, the Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices were filled with small patients in neon sunglasses. Nearly 50 kids, ages one to seventeen, were there for free dental screenings as part of the annual Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. The sunglasses were for eye protection during their dental treatments, but they added an extra cool factor as well.

For some children it was their very first time in a dental chair. Knowing this, HSDM students created a fun atmosphere where kids had a chance to learn about positive oral health habits, participate in educational...

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