In 1868, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (then known as Boston Dental College) was founded. In the 150 years since, a great deal has changed, both at TUSDM and in the profession of dentistry itself. In 1868, who could have predicted how the advent of x-rays, porcelain crowns, and dental implants would change what it meant to practice dentistry?
As we gather to commemorate TUSDM's 150th anniversary, we invite friends and alumni of TUSDM to join us as we not only reflect on the past, but also look to the future. This is an opportunity for our community to consider some of the broader questions that will face the school and the profession in the coming years:
In order to spur discussion on these important topics, TUSDM will be hosting a two-day symposium featuring an expert panel of dental and medical experts. We hope you will join us for this groundbreaking event!
Course Schedule and Speakers:
Friday, September 28th
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Kraft, MD - 'The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?'
Ellen Zane, MA - 'The Real Drivers of Healthcare Costs and What They Mean for the Future'
Richard Valachovic, DMD, MPH - 'The Future of Dental Education'
Saturday, September 29th
Athena Papas, DMD, PhD - 'The Future of Diagnostics'
Pamela Yelick, PhD - 'The Future of Growing Teeth'
Evangelos Papathanasiou, DDS, MS, DMD, PhD - 'Future Perspectives for Therapy of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases'
Noshir Mehta, BDS, DMD, MDS, MS & Irina Dragan, DDS, MS - 'The Future of Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning'
With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and founded and is Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco.
PAMELA YELICK, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Yelick is the Director of the Division of Craniofacial and Molecular Genetics. The Yelick Lab is working to identify effective methods to bioengineer functional dental tissues and bioengineered whole teeth of specific size and shape. The successful creation of clinically relevant, 3D biomimetic tooth and alveolar bone constructs has the potential to effectively repair a variety of human craniofacial defects.
NOSHIR R. MEHTA, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S., M.S. Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Service, Senior Consultant, Craniofacial Pain Center; Associate Dean, Global Relations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
IRINA F. DRAGAN, D.D.S., M.S. Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology. Private Practice, Boston.
Lecture: Credit Hours - 8
AGD Code: 149