Fall 2012

Call to Action

Dentistry must rise to the challenge of providing care for all

“The profession and organized dentistry have been tepid, non-responsive and/or hostile to the challenges >>

The Issue That Won’t Go Away

New chair of public health dentistry confronts the challenges of access to care

Among the statistics brandished by dental educator Caswell Evans during his talk at Tufts >>

A Life in Balance

Dean Robert Kasberg says dental students must tend to their professional and personal lives


Robert Kasberg grew up in the Midwest, graduating high school when the country was >>

Renaissance Man

D.M.D./M.S. student takes on the roles of researcher, inventor, teacher, advocate

When Nicholas Bello was a high school sophomore, he founded a science club whose 40 >>

Distinctive Team

Dental school's dispensary team goes the extra mile

Dental students and faculty know full well that the crew that staffs the dispensary is >>

A Room Of Their Own

Becker endowment funds new student lounge

For four years, the building at One Kneeland Street is a home-away-from-home for Tufts dental >>

New Dean for Academic Affairs

Nadeem Karimbux has focused his career on dental curriculum development

Nadeem Karimbux, the former assistant dean for dental education at Harvard School of Dental >>

Grateful Graduates

Class of 2012 urged to be mindful of its responsibilities to the underserved

“Whatever you do, do it with real emotional energy and vitality and passion,” Dean Huw >>

Top Stories


Infection-causing bacteria are the bad guys of the health-care world. These dental detectives found a better way to track them down

Uncommon Scents

Horticulturist Louis Ricciardiello, D78, DG82, tends a noisome niche: the night-stalking corpse flower

Ringside Seat

Clark Sammartino’s hard-hitting avocation has taken him around the world with some of the biggest names in the game

Will the Safety Net Hold?

When there’s no other care, hospital-based dental residents pick up the slack, but federal cuts could diminish their numbers

Editor's Picks

Culture of Understanding

Health-care providers should have specialized training on caring for patients from diverse backgrounds

Tooth Tattoo

Tiny sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients’ oral and overall health

The ‘Other’ Fluoride

For millions with dry mouth, this cousin keeps decay at bay

A Mouthful of Info

Electronic patient records are a data gold mine for a new generation of oral health research