Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University

David M. Leader, D.M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor and Lead Practice Coordinator. Additionally, Dr Leader is the Director of the DMD/MPH Dual Degree Track. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from Emory University in 1981. He received his D.M.D. Degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1985. He is a 2013 graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine MPH program. Dr. Leader is the Chairman of the Massachusetts Dental Society Council on Dental Benefit and Reimbursement Plans. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the New England Chapter of the National Scleroderma Foundation. He is an Evidence Based Reviewer for the American Dental Association Center for Evidence Based Dentistry. Dr. Leader is the author of over 100 dental and health articles published in the Malden Observer, websites, and other newspapers. Additionally Dr. Leader has published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Leader lectures nationally on scleroderma and oral health.. His research interests include access to oral health care for patients with autoimmune disease. The Scleroderma Foundation named Dr Leader their Doctor of the year in 2008. He is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs of Tufts Medical School, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American Dental Association.

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    Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University