Dr. Karin Arsenault serves as Clinal Director of the Geriatric Center Program where she provides oversight of geriatric seminars, outreach and competency reviews for predoctoral students. Dr. Arsenault is leading an effort to address the gap between current training in dentistry and the growing need for knowledgeable and skilled geriatric dental practitioners. As a Tisch Fellow, she is developing a program that would take students outside of the dental school to connect with diverse segments of the geriatric population to better understand the psychosocial, cultural, and economic determinants of oral health. The program incorporates community service learning, outreach, and public health education throughout the different stages of her student’s dental education.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada Dr. Karin Arsenault graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and went on to receive a Master’s in Public Health in Health Care Management from Harvard University. She completed a Mini-Residency in Geriatric and Long-Term Care at the University of Minnesota and holds a certificate in Elder Care Law from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.