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Remembering Hilde Tillman, D49

The School of Dental Medicine professor emerita taught for 59 years, and devoted her career to improving dental care for the elderlyHilde Tillman, D49, who taught generations of Tufts dental students, championed oral health care for the elderly, and was an indelible part of the School of Dental Medicine’s story, died December 2, just days after her ninety-sixth birthday. “Long before interprofessional practice and patient-centered care became fashionable, she recognized its tremendous value and preached how critical dental health was to older adults,” said Karin Arsenault, D94, clinical director of the dental school’s geriatric center program, which Tillman helped establish and led for many years.

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