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Dr Apponi with Professor Ken Malament

Dr Apponi attended 2 weeks internship program at the prestigious Tufts University

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.

The Tuft Dental School Building

The Tuft Dental School Building

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 with Professor Ken Malament

Dr Apponi with Professor Ken Malament

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.

Dr Apponi with Dr Dragan and a beautiful Boston View

Dr Apponi with Dr Dragan and a beautiful Boston View

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.

A moment during a Perio Lecture

A moment during a Perio Lecture

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.

Dr Apponi receiving the certificate at the end of the program

Dr Apponi receiving the certificate at the end of the program

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