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Tufts’ New Oral Medicine Program

Medical conditions such as Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and HIV and even cancer treatment can cause oral health problems. Tufts School of Dental Medicine’s new postgraduate program in oral medicine will train dentists to care for these patients.

“Oral medicine is where dentistry and medicine overlap,” says Athena Papas, J66, chair of the dental school’s division of oral medicine, which focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic health issues that affect the oral and maxillofacial regions.