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Shuttering of Fernald facility will force thousands to seek care elsewhere

Assisted by Susan Clifford (left), Dr. Marie Bugayong cleaned the teeth of a mentally disabled patient last week in the Tufts Dental Facility at Fernald Development Center in Waltham, which will be closing in June. Assisted by Susan Clifford (left), Dr. Marie Bugayong cleaned the teeth of a mentally disabled patient last week in the Tufts Dental Facility at Fernald Development Center in Waltham, which will be closing in June. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / March 22, 2010

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For 34 years Tufts University has provided comprehensive dental care to severely mentally disabled patients who have long been ignored by private practitioners. (Full article: 693 words)

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