Fall 2013

Mouthful of Microbes

The delicate balance of beneficial bacteria keeps oral disease at bay

We are not alone. Thousands of species of bacteria—millions of individual critters in all—have >>

Staying Power

Even after they’re disinfected, bib clips still harbor bacteria, study finds

It’s a routine that begins and ends each dental visit: A bib is clipped >>

Nipping Wisdom Teeth in the Bud

Childhood anesthesia may thwart the development of third molars

Extracting a wisdom tooth is no small deal. The procedure involves anesthesia, surgery, lost >>

Top Stories

Building a Health-Care Home

One patient, many providers— and a fresh approach to bringing it all together

Fine Eye for Fungi

Joseph Marcantonio’s lifelong love affair with the mushroom

Shoji’s Heart

When he learned he needed a transplant, his world changed. But his determination to stay in school did not

‘Meth Mouth’ Menace

Public health campaign enlists dental professionals in anti-drug effort

Editor's Picks

7 Decades of Smiles

Nancy Farris, 76, has been coming to Tufts for dental care since she was a young girl

Dental 911

These emergencies aren’t real—but the lessons they impart are

Nipping Wisdom Teeth in the Bud

Childhood anesthesia may thwart the development of third molars

Satisfied Customers

Recent graduates say they’d happily choose Tufts again

2020 Vision

Strategic planning initiative charts a course for the dental school