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See you at 2.00 PM Sunday (Doctor)

On Sunday (May 17, 2020), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine will honor all the members of the Class of 2020 at a “Virtual Commencement Ceremony.” TUSDM Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 2:00pm on Sunday, May… Read More

Toast to Tufts Graduates

My days and the time of day are defined by recognizing what is on my calendar. I know it is a work week since I have Zoom Meetings Monday-Friday 9-10 with my Clinical Council of… Read More

Reflections from the Members of the TUSDM Community

This week (April 24, 2020) I asked members of our “community” (faculty, staff, student, alumnus) to answer the following questions. How are you balancing the “new normal”: working remotely while managing to be “at home.… Read More

Patience is a Virtue

I am in a rush. I enter the bank. There are two lines of people. I choose what I think is the shorter of the two. I look over to the other line and see… Read More

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint – One Mile at a Time

I’ve run three marathons in my life (when I was younger). My first marathon was my best (Chicago in 2003). I had a game plan. I followed a prescribed training regimen. I followed the outlined… Read More

Dean’s Reflection

I have a group of mentees from each of our DMD classes. Typically, I go out to dinner with each group separately at the start of the year. It has been a tradition for all… Read More


This last month I finished the last of six of “morning huddles” with the six group practices in our DMD clinics. I started each huddle with a customary introductory talk about how proud I am… Read More

New Beginnings

I was lucky enough to be in London with family to ring in the New Year. As the New Year drew closer in London, images flashed across the TV of celebrations from Asia to Australia… Read More

Gratitude and Giving

As we celebrated Thanksgiving and head towards the Holidays and a New Year, I reflect on two words-gratitude and giving. Several years ago, I remember having a conversation with a fourth-year student about her disappointment… Read More

The Journeys People Take

I usually walk into the dental school through the third floor between 7.00 -7.30 AM.  On one morning I walked past a couple in the waiting room at 7.45 AM. As I walked by I… Read More