100-y-old dental surgeon still coming to work at Mass General

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Takeaway
  • 100-y-old oral surgeon Walter Guralnick, MD, DMD, still comes to work most days to the oral and maxillofacial surgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. 
  • He no longer see patients, but works training residents.
Why this matters
  • Dr. Guralnick has been a giant in his field, chairing the department at MGH and pioneering the concept of having oral surgeons pursue dual degrees in dentistry and medicine.
  • He helped found what is now Delta Dental and served for many years as its president.
  • "I haven't retired, because my interes...