Fall 2013

Endowed Chair

Daniel Green is the first holder of the Winkler professorship in endodontics

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Daniel Green Photo: Alonso Nichols

A bequest from a longtime faculty member and supporter of the School of Dental Medicine has created an endowed professorship for the department of endodontics. The first recipient is Daniel Green, professor and chair of the department.

The Winkler Professorship in Endodontics was created through the estate of Thomas F. Winkler, III, A62, D66, D10P, DG12P, who died in October 2012. Winkler was an integral member of the Tufts dental community for decades, serving as a beloved faculty member in the department of endodontics for 30 years and a loyal donor to the school.

In addition to his successful practices and classroom commitments, Winkler served as a university trustee from 2000 to 2010 and as a chair of the board of advisors to the dental school. The Tufts University Alumni Association honored his dedication to the university by presenting him with its highest honor, a Distinguished Service Award, in 2010. Winkler also received the dental school Dean’s Medal in recognition of his 40 years of service as a mentor, volunteer clinical professor and board representative.

Green, the first Winkler professor, joined the School of Dental Medicine in 1996 as a professor and chair of endodontics and director of postgraduate endodontics. Before coming to Tufts, he led several successful endodontic practices in Philadelphia and New York. Green has also held faculty appointments at Temple University, the Forsyth Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Medical College of Virginia.

He completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship in conjunction with the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences and served as executive director of the International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research and as editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a certificate in endodontics from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; he is certified by the American Board of Endodontics.

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