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Dr. Brittany Seymour at HSDM

Putting Public Health First: Coronavirus Q&A with Dr. Brittany Seymour

March 20, 2020

Dr. Brittany Seymour is associate professor and global health discipline director at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). With a background in oral and public health, and a concentration in global health and population, she focuses on interdisciplinary approaches for health improvement through prevention, policy, and health promotion. She also conducts research on how misinformation spreads online and impacts important public health programs. She recently shared her thoughts on the spread of the virus as well as the spread of misinformation.
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“My Dental Key” Unlocks Learning Potential for a New Generation of Students

March 10, 2020

An entrepreneurial team of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students is working on a concept that aims to enhance the way dental students learn. Their idea has already attracted the attention of several Harvard startup initiatives and earned them a spot as semi-finalists in the 2020 President’s Innovation Challenge, a University-wide venture capital competition.... Read more about “My Dental Key” Unlocks Learning Potential for a New Generation of Students

Student Ryan Lisann with patient Diego

HSDM Student Finds His Niche in Community Care

February 25, 2020

For Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) student Ryan Lisann, completing one of the last requirements of his four-year DMD program — a three-month externship at Charles River Community Health Center in Brighton — was an experience that will shape his career.

“I’m really passionate about education and wanting to work with kids, so getting to work in a community health setting and treating pediatric patients confirmed the path I want to take,” Lisann said.... Read more about HSDM Student Finds His Niche in Community Care

child patient with dental providers

Making Oral Health Fun for Families

February 11, 2020

The Harvard Dental Center’s Teaching Practices clinic was buzzing with excitement and activity on Saturday, February 8, as young patients streamed in to receive free dental care at HSDM’s annual Give Kids a Smile event. Nearly 40 children ages one to 17 were seen for dental exams, cleanings, and treatment.

“This was a fabulous event,” said Laverne Agard, a parent who brought her two children. “This was their first time at the dentist. The dentists were patient and made it fun.”... Read more about Making Oral Health Fun for Families