Office of Global and Community Health

The Office of Global and Community Health is responsible for developing, promoting, and sustaining initiatives in oral public health domestically and around the globe. As the home of the HSDM Global Oral Health Initiative, the Office is working with HSDM faculty and students to refine the School’s vision for global health and to coordinate its many outreach programs and curricular offerings. Such efforts include working with faculty to incorporate global health into the curriculum at the pre- and postdoctoral levels, to increase externship and research opportunities, and to integrate oral health into the Harvard University Initiative on Global Health. The Office also liaises with other schools at Harvard, health care providers, charitable organizations, and government agencies to raise awareness of oral health issues and to establish collaborative partnerships.

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Leadership Forum Brings Together Powerful Advocates for Integrating Dentistry and Medicine

November 9, 2016

Leaders in academia, healthcare, and business recently came to together at forum hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) to address the idea of integrating dentistry and medicine. The two-day event, “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 2.0,” featured thought-provoking speakers, panelists, and discussion around the idea of connecting oral health to

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Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

Meet Fulbright Scholar Dr. John Ahern

October 3, 2016

Dr. John Ahern joined HSDM as a Fulbright Scholar from Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Ahern received both his dental (2010) and medical (2015) degrees from Trinity College Dublin, and his masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2013). He has worked as a dentist and physician and completed an internship at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Oral Health in Geneva, Switzerland. As a well-rounded healthcare professional, Dr. Ahern is passionate about the promotion of oral health through inter-professional collaboration and communication

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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.

Calles will be working with the group Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador

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