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Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Posted by on April 27, 2023

Many dental schools across the United States are integrating interprofessional education (IPE) into their curriculum. The incorporation of IPE leads to interprofessional practice which promotes comprehensive care across health care professions, aiming to strengthen the health care system and reduce disparities and costs. As research continues to provide evidence linking the association of oral and systemic health, the shift toward IPE in dental schools is inevitable. 

Read on as third-year dental students Sara Kashani and Lena Syed share details about Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a student-led organization at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine created with a vision of fostering and supporting opportunities for interprofessional collaboration between dental and other health professions. 

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