Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) is a private, American dental school located in Boston, Massachussets, and is connected to the Tufts Medical Center.Founded in 1868 as Boston Dental College by Dr. Isaac J. Wetherbee, the university is the second oldest dental school in the city, and one of the oldest in the country. As of 2013, Tufts is the second largest dental school in the United States, with a class size of approximately 190 students per class.
Tufts Dental Medicine is renowned as one of the most prestigious dental schools in the United States, and as a center for academic and clinical excellence. The student body is carefully selected for their academic abilities, personal character and community service experience. As with many medical and dental schools, acceptance to Tufts Dental Medicine is highly competitive, with a single digit acceptance rate of approximately 4%.
Dr Apponi, one of the Agnini Brothers coworker, had the priviledge to attend a 2 weeks program in this prestigious university, spending time with the residents and meeting the professors, living the American Student Life.
He understood how it is structured the university and the opportunities offered to students. He enjoyed the teaching techniques that involve the exposure of researches by students. It is extremely formative require students to constantly update and expose their colleagues studies considered most useful.
He also met the university professors, especially Dr. Dragan with which he hopes to continue the research work started. He had the privilege of knowing and following an Italian colleague, Dr. Isaia, who explained him the functioning and the organization of the Periodontics Clinic.
The overall experience was then short but intense and the environment and the moments spent at Tufts University were outstanding and will see if Doctor Apponi will be able to return there in the near future.