Hugh Silk

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). He is co-founder of the award-winning national curriculum on oral health for health providers titled "Smiles for Life" ( He sits on numerous state and national oral-health advocacy committees. He is the recipient of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s 2016 Public Service Award. When he is not teaching and seeing patients, Hugh is collaborating with HRSA and HSDM to help develop the new Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health-CIPCOH. 


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