Fall 2017

Required Reading: Teeth by Mary Otto

On the ‘silent epidemic’ of dental disease.

Mary Otto wrote Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America to address what she calls the “silent epidemic” of dental disease. The recently published book was the common reading selection for the School of Dental Medicine’s entering D21s, and Otto spoke to the first-year students in September. “The fact that we’re talking about it today makes it less silent,” she told them.“And I look out at you and see the hundreds and thousands of patients you’ll treat in your careers, and I am so inspired.”

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